April 17, 2020
Support the Community during COVID-19
April 17, 2020 Update
Thank you to everyone who are part of the effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We know it is hard but everyone is making a difference! Now is the time we need to stay the course.
Stay home with your own household. We MUST all practice physical distancing and keep 2 metres or 6 feet away from others when we are out. This is very important so we can stop the spread of COVID-19.
Also a reminder all park property is closed and this is being enforced, residents can still go through the parks when walking but do not stop/hangout/play on park property.
It is important to recognize that the COVID-19 situation is evolving very quickly. For local up to date information refer to www.OttawaPublicHealth.ca/Coronavirus
Here’s some resources and information to check out
- COVID-19 City Letter to Community Associations
- Includes information on testing, care, helping children cope, physical distancing, older adult supports
- Mental Health Resources
- Mental Health webpage
- If you are in crisis, please contact the Mental Health Crisis Line (24 hours a day/7 day a week) at 613-722-6914 or if outside Ottawa toll-free at 1-866-996-0991.
- Free virtual walk in counselling by zoom or phone at www.walkincounselling.com
- A Friendly Voice for Seniors for seniors who feel lonely or isolated (not a crisis line), call 613-692-9992 or 1-855-892-9992
March 29, 2020 Update
Let’s take a challenge together to support our community. Look up a neighbour in the Munster phonebook and give them a call. It can be someone who may need need an errand done or may not have many people living in their household and could use some social time. This is the time we need our community to come together – just not physically 🙂
There are a number of opportunities being provided to the community such as seniors shopping times, financial support at banks, at home car service and many more. Please make sure your neighbours who may not be online are aware there is support available.
- It is important to recognize that the COVID-19 situation is evolving very quickly. For local up to date information refer to www.OttawaPublicHealth.ca/Coronavirus .
- The Medical Officer of Health’s updates providing information on current self-isolation requirements and physical (social) distancing guidelines.
- Councillor Scott Moffat’s March 27th Community Info on COVID-19 including available resources and information from Ottawa Public Health.
- All City of Ottawa park structures are closed this includes play structures, basketball nets and tennis courts, you can still walk in the parks but keep the physical distance of 6ft from others.
- For individuals who are returning from travel, by federal law, you must immediately self-isolate for 14 days. Leaving your property, even to go for a walk or to the grocery store, is not permitted. Groceries and essential items must be picked up by a family member or friend, or through on-line ordering options.
If anyone in the community needs assistance please feel free to ask on the MCA Facebook page or look up your neighbours in the phonebook and give them a call. If you need assistance and are not on facebook or don’t feel comfortable calling a neighbour please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the support you need and the MCA can assist – If there is a need for community volunteers the MCA will ask for support.
It’s ok not to be ok. Please know that help is available, and we encourage you to reach out to Distress Centre of Ottawa to connect with someone at 613-238-3311 if needed.