The Corporation of the Town of Spanish

NOTICE – 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or contact Algoma Public Health at 1-866-892-0172, ext. 5404.  DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 unless it is an emergency.

Be sure to get your information from reliable sources, such as:  http://www.Ontario.ca/coronavirus or http://www.algomapublichealth.com

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING – Regular service continues.  Be sure to have your garage out by 6 a.m.  The landfill site is not open to the public at this time.
Curbside pickup will take place on Fridays as usual.  No loose garbage, please.  Be sure to tie your bags.
Recycling – Friday, March 27th – Fibre – Please do not dispose of Kleenex, paper towels or other items that are not recyclable.  Your recycling will not be picked up if any of these times are included with your recycling.

DO NOT FLUSH ANY WIPES, PAPER TOWELS, ETC.  IN THE TOILET
In light of the heavy use of wipes during this pandemic, communities are reporting issues with clogging sewers due to the disposal of wipes into the sanitary sewer systems.
No wipe is flushable! Please dispose of any wipes into the garbage.
Please flush toilet paper only!

Those who are returning from vacation or other travels are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days.  Self-isolating means staying home and keeping your distance from others.  Do not have visitors.  Ask a friend or family member to pick up your groceries and leave them on your doorstep.  Wash your hands often and cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing.  For more info, http://www.algomapublichealth.com/media/3357/welcomehome_fullpackage_a.pdf

Building community immunity through social distancing and personal prevention – http://www.algomapublichealth.com/media/3362/buildcommunity_fullpackage_a.pdf

The health and well-being of our staff, citizens and visitors is of upmost importance. In order to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, Council has taken the following steps to stop the spread of this virus.

  • All municipal buildings will be CLOSED to the PUBLIC during the extended March Break period – March 16th – April 3rd, 2020. The exception to this is the Medical Complex.
  • All Council and Committee meetings are postponed until after April 3rd, 2020.
  • Council and Staff will refrain from attending meetings, training, workshops, etc until at least  after April 3rd, 2020.

These measures will be re-evaluated as the situation continues to unfold.

The Municipal Office and Public Works remain operational.

Payments can be made on-line or through the drop box at the front door. Please include your invoice or account number with your payment. Office staff can be reached during regular office hours at 705-844-2300 or email at info@townofspanish.com.

In the event of an emergency, Public Works can be reached at 1-705-849-7600.

Municipal Communications:

Building Closure – COVID-19
PUBLIC NOTICE #1 – March 18, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE #2 – March 20, 2020
Province of Ontario Essential Services List – March 23, 2020

We will continue to keep you posted. Check the Town’s web-site – www.townofspanish.com