The Corporation of the Town of Spanish

A message from Algoma Public Health…
Moving forward, as clusters and isolated cases appear, APH appreciates your support and continuing to push this message: the thing to do is not publicly shame any group or person, or paint an entire community with stigma, but to wrap supports around folks who are ill and need assistance, and combat misperceptions and stigma. Fear and stigma are real. But we can help combat that!  We know that the vast majority of Algoma residents are taking precautions.  Let’s continue to encourage this, while not stigmatizing ill individuals, nor entire communities.

The Algoma Public Health Website contains a lot of information about Covid-19 and the approved vaccines – Click here for more information

This short video by Johns Hopkins University   Explains mRNA Vaccines

Effective Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the Province of Ontario has transitioned back to the colour framework.  The Algoma District is currently in the yellow zone.  More information is available in the Returning to the Covid-19 Response Framework  

GENERAL PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES AND ADVISE FOR ALL ZONES:
– stay home as much as possible
– avoid social gatherings
– limit close contacts to your household
– work from home if possible, and allow your employees to work from home if they can
– avoid travel except for essential reasons

Notice :  TOWN OF SPANISH REOPENING PLAN

 The Municipal Office is now open by appointment for property, building, planning, cemetery issues, etc.  Please call for details.

Payments can be made online or dropped down the Library book deposit at the front door. Please place your payment, along with your bill in an envelope.  A receipt will be issued.

Council meetings have resumed in the Council Chambers and are open to the public.  The public will be required to register their intent to attend the meeting by 4:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the council meeting by calling the municipal office. Council meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month and agendas and minutes are posted on the web-site.

Effective Sept. 14th, 2020 the laundromat and showers/changerooms will be reopen as follows:
Monday        6 – 8 pm
Thursday      9 a.m. – noon
Saturday       9 a.m. – noon
* Limit of two persons in Laundromat and or shower area at the same time.  Staff will be on-site.

Playgrounds and ball park are now open to the public, however playground equipment will not be disinfected and will be accessible to “Use at Your Own Risk”. The ball diamond is not being booked for organized sports.

Gym and Sauna remain closed at this time.  As well, bookings for the   Main Hall and Conference Room are not being accepted.

Dog and Cat Licenses – Due the current stay at home order in person dog and cat license sales are on hold at all of our locations.  The deadline for acquiring your license will be extended and the date will be announced once the order is lifted.  We have not yet mailed out the renewal flyer and will do so with updated instructions and an updated deadline once the order is lifted.  In the meantime you may acquire your license on www.rdshelter.ca or by calling 1-800-836-6661 https://www.facebook.com/192122797481360/posts/4416150465078551/

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

What you need to know to help you and your family stay healthy

Here is a link to a Youtube video about how people respond psychologically to COVID-19.  It is just over 4 minutes long but is an interesting video put out by Lambton County Health  Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Socializing Safely during COVID-19: Be safe and responsible host or guest

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, April 3, 2020 – Commingle  

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!
Do Not Flush Wipes!

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

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