COVID-19 Update: Alert Level 4

May 11, 2020

CLARENVILLE, as we move to Alert Level 4 (May 11), the Government’s focus is to begin relaxing public health measures to allow more social and business activities, while minimizing the risk of outbreaks. It will take at least 28 days to determine whether it is safe to move to Alert Level 3.

Life at Alert Level 4:

Your responsibility:

  • Follow Public Health Guidance for All Alert Levels.
  • Stay at home as much as possible, except to get essentials like groceries and medications.
  • You can expand your household bubble to include one other household (effective April 30, 2020).
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, contact 811.

Public Spaces and Gatherings:

  • Gatherings are expanded to 10 people as long as physical distancing can be maintained.
  • Gatherings at funerals, burials and weddings are restricted to no more than 10 people.
  • Visitations and wakes remain prohibited.

Recreational Activities:

  • Recreational angling and hunting are permitted.
  • Golf courses can open with restrictions in place.
  • Municipal parks are open. (**Note: The Rotary Cookhouse area and green spaces are now open at Elizabeth Swan Park. The walking loop and Rotary Trail remains open. The Bill Davis Chalet, playground, softball field, volleyball courts, and splash pad remain CLOSED!).
  •  Playground equipment in municipal parks is not to be used.
  • Campsites remain closed.
  • Gym and fitness facilities, yoga studios, tennis and squash facilities, arenas, dance studios and performance spaces remain closed.
  • Outdoor activities, including walking, hiking, or riding your bike, are encouraged as long as physical distancing can be maintained and you are not required to self-isolate for any reason.

Health Care services:

  • Regional health authorities will begin to allow some health care services to resume.
  • Private health care clinics remain closed, except for urgent and emergent care, with virtual care options available for non-urgent care.
  • All visitor restrictions in health care remain in place.
  • Orders for long term care, personal care homes, and assisted living facilities remain in place.

Businesses and Services:

  • Limited expansion of childcare services.
  • Professional services such as accounting firms, law firms, and financial services can offer in-person services. Work from home policies are encouraged, where possible.
  • In-person worker and workplace safety training will be permitted (e.g. Standard First Aid, Basic Safety Training, food safety, etc.).
  • Gardening centers can open for in-person sales and service.
  • Landscaping and lawn care services can operate.
  • Animal daycares can resume operations.
  • Retail stores that do not offer essential services, bars and lounges, cinemas, and personal service establishments remain closed.
  • Restaurants remain closed for in-person dining.

Last modified: May 11, 2020

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