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COVID-19 INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

Important information
relating to the Coronavirus.

The Town of Bruce Mines is practising
Social Distancing to help prevent the spread
of the Coronavirus. The following are closed
to the public and will remain closed until
further notice
.

NOTE: Although the Town Office is open for appointments, the door will remain locked. To make an appointment call 705-785-3493 or email at brucemines@bellnet.ca. Click here for additional information about contacting us during this period.

Wearing of a mask or face covering is mandatory for all employees, visitors and customers upon entering the Town of Bruce Mines Municipal Businesses. The mask or face covering must cover the nose, mouth and chin.

There are some exceptions to this rule and full details can be found here.

Waste Management Site

During the current COVID-19 pandemic the "Give Away" buildings at the Thessalon Transfer Site and at Rose Township Landfill site will be closed.

Vulnerable Persons

Are you, or do you know someone who is isolated, or vulnerable and in need of assistance such as grocery delivery, collection of prescriptions or delivery of personal hygiene products? If so please call the Town Office on 705-785-3493.

Please also consider adding your name to the Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR). This is a free, voluntary and confidential service aimed at improving the safety of residents living at home who would be at risk during emergencies.

The VPR improves safety by providing key information to emergency response teams in order to help them be more aware when addressing large scale emergencies. To find out more and to register click here.

Additional Information & Guidance

The following links/information are listed in alphabetical order. Please ensure you scroll down to find the link/information you are looking for.

ALGOMA DISTRICT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD (ADSAB)

To help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to help protect the public and staff, access will be restricted in all ADSAB Offices. Further information can be found on their website.

ALGOMA KINNIWABI TRAVEL ASSOCIATION (AKTA)

Algoma Country issue regular newsletters that are geared towards businesses that operate in the travel and tourist industry. Previous copies of the newsletters have been posted here, however, going forward, if you wish to receive copies of these newsletters please email Algoma Country and ask to have your name added to the distribution list.

ALGOMA PUBLIC HEALTH

One of the biggest risks to Algoma Residents is possible COVID-19 in returning travellers. Strict guidlelines are in place to prevent uncontrolled person to person spread in our community. This includes and is not limited to social distancing, self isolation, quarantine and wearing of facemasks.

Share these important health messages to reach as many in our community as possible. We are all in this together.

Welcome Home, Stay Home - advice for travellers returning home to Canada.

Reopen Safely Algoma - protect yourselves, loved ones and your community.

Facemasks - Frequently Asked Questions- all you need to know about wearing a facemask.

Border Alert July 2020 - essential guidance for Canadians crossing the US border for essential travel or work in Michigan.

Community Assistance information specific to Bruce Mines.

CHILD CARE ALGOMA - EARLY ON CHILD AND FAMILY CENTRE

See the Child Care Algoma website for up to date information on reopening of Child Care playgroups and programmes. In the meantime they are available to support families for ideas on fun, learning opportunities to do with your children and/or parenting support. Contact Kelly at 705-946-9879 or by email at rowli@childcarealgoma.ca.

DESTINATION NORTHERN ONTARIO

To view the latest newsletter click here.

To view the Destination Northern Ontario Covid-19 resources click here.

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Detailed information on the Canadian Government's response to the Coronavirus. This includes news updates, preventative action, symptoms and treatment, preparedness and travel advice.

Covid-19 Energy Assistance programme (CEAP) provides a one-time, on-bill credit to eligible residential electricity and natural gas customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments.

For more information, including eligibility requirements and on-bill credit amounts, visit oeb.ca/ceap

The Economic Response Plan provides information on how the
Government will help Canadians facing financial hardship and
also information on how you can apply for the benefits that are available.

Eligibility criteria for the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) has been adjusted. Eligible businesses and not-for-profit organizations can now qualify even if they have applied for, or have even received, other federal COVID-19 funding. Click on the above link for full details and for the application process.

Support for persons with disabilities to address challenges related to Covid-19.

NORH SHORE AREA HEALTH NETWORK (NSHN)

For further information and guidance specific to the North Shore Area Health Network.

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL HEALTH

See how the Government of Ontario is helping to keep you safe during the Covid-19 outbreak.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS CONTACT TELEHEALTH ONTARIO AT 1-866-797-0000 OR YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT. DO NOT CALL 911 UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY.


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