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COVID-19

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Local Health Units Announce Regional Approach to Mandatory Masks

July 6, 2020 – Today local health units announced a regional approach to mandatory masks. In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, this Instruction will require businesses to adopt a policy to ensure facial coverings/masks are worn inside enclosed public spaces. This will come into effect July 7, at 12:01am. This is an added measure to the existing public health measures in place, to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We kindly ask that you read our recent media release for a better understanding.

COVID-19 Outbreak – Binh’s Nail & Spa Salon – Kingston, Ontario

Attention Leeds, Grenville and Lanark residents: Anyone who has been to Binh’s Nail & Spa Salon in Kingston between June 12 and June 24, is required to get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate. Once tested, clients are required to isolate for 14 days from the date of their appointment, regardless of test results. Please see KFL&A’s media release for more details.

Health Unit Services During COVID-19

Health Unit offices and Service sites are currently CLOSED to WALK-IN PUBLIC – Check here for a listing of our essential services.

Protecting Yourself from COVID-19

Information on the virus itself as well as prevention and protection measures are available in the Protection from COVID-19 section of our website.

When you do need to go out in public, take a cloth face covering/mask with you so you can put it on when you are potentially in close contact with other people. Check here for more information on mask wearing.

Surveillance Reports and Local Cases

We publish a report and geographic map with more details about the local statistics and cases since March 26, 2020. These reports are posted on this site at 4:00pm every Monday to Friday. Check here to read more about Surveillance Reports and Local Cases.

Media Releases

For media interviews, contact: Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator, 613-802-0550 or susan.healey@healthunit.org. Check here for the Latest Media Releases.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing is open to anyone who has symptoms or is concerned they may have COVID-19. There are Assessment Centres in Almonte, Brockville and Smiths Falls where testing is available every day. Check here to find out how and where to get tested.

COVID-19 case management and contact tracing helps track who had the virus and prevent further transmission. Check here for more information on Contact Tracing.

Re-opening of Business, Recreation and Leisure

Find COVID-19 resources for employers, employees, and members of the public accessing businesses. This link also includes places of worship, summer camps, pools and splash pads.

Each municipality is in charge of opening their own facilities that have been identified in the Stage 2 re-opening. Check here for more information about parks, pools, and summer camps.

Coping, Helping and Mental Wellness/Gatherings and Social Circles

It’s OK to not feel OK. This is a challenging time for everyone. Creating new routines and rituals, and finding ways to have fun and be active can help to adjust to this new situation. Check here for more information and help lines.

As part of the emergency order, you are not permitted to gather in groups of more than 10 people. Social Circles are a way to have close contact with another household. Check here for more information on the rules around gathering and your social circles.

Government Directives

The Ontario Ministry of Health has a comprehensive website with directives and announcements. Check here for Government Links.

COVID-19 Guidance for Childcare Centres

As the Government of Ontario continues to implement its Framework for Reopening the Province, childcare centres in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark are now permitted to re-open provided they have specific rules, enhanced health and safety, as well as strict operational requirements in place. Visit our COVID-19 and Child Care Centres section for more information.

Information for Schools

Schools are currently closed under an order from the Province.

Information for Health Care Providers and Hospitals

Reportable Diseases Toolkit and Outbreak Resources

More Information and Guidance documents for COVID-19 found within our Reportable Disease Toolkit.

Information on Outbreak Management Resources.

Information for Emergency Service Workers

For more information on this and other topics visit the First Responders section of our website.

Health Unit Phone Lines

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has phone lines open for the public.

Main number: 1-800-660-5853. Open 7 days a week, from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

  • General COVID-19 Enquiries
    • Extension 2499
  • Enquiries from Health Care Providers or for members of the public reporting symptoms
    • Extension 2222
  • Health Unit regulated business enquiries (Public Health Inspectors)
    • Extension 2308

Public Health Emergency: 613-345-5685

  • For urgent calls that can’t wait until Health Unit regular hours

We typically have a 24–48 hour response time, however, due to COVID-19 we are receiving a larger than normal volume of inquiries. Our Public Health Unit staff will do their best to respond back to you as soon as possible.

Note: Please do not include personal health information in any emails you send us as communications over the Internet are not secure.

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