OS WeWillGetThroughThisTogetherA message from Mayor Ian Boddy...

I want to thank all members of our Owen Sound community for your understanding and compassion in these trying times.
Many of the facilities, services and stores that are important to us are closed, and activities that have kept us occupied and entertained are on hold for now.

City staff and contractors will continue to maintain the critical functions including water, wastewater, winter road maintenance, garbage pickup, transit, police and fire.

We are monitoring events provincially and locally. In consultation with medical officials there may be further steps taken to protect city staff and residents.

I encourage everyone to practice social distancing, avoid large groups of people, and wash your hands often. Please continue to show compassion and understanding to each other.

Mayor Ian Boddy

Important information for the City of Owen Sound:

A dedicated page on our website has been provided as a resource to residents and visitors regarding COVID-19.
For details about the current status of COVID-19 in our community, and ways you can protect yourself, visit the Grey Bruce Public Health website.

Everyone should practice good basic hygiene as a preventative measure to protect against the novel coronavirus and other viruses in this cold and flu season.

STAY HOME! If its a necessity and you must go out MAINTAIN A DISTANCE OF 6 FEET from others.
wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
sneeze and cough into your sleeve
avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
avoid contact with people who are sick
clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
stay home if you are sick

Staff is in consultation with the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit on a regular basis, following their guidelines, best practices and recommendations. The City will continue to provide essential services to residents including transit, water services, garbage pickup and emergency services.

For details about the current status of COVID-19 in our community, and ways you can protect yourself, visit the Grey Bruce Public Health website.

Take safe distancing seriously.
The idea is simple – to maintain a distance between yourself and others and minimise physical interactions. By doing so and reducing gathering in close proximity with crowds, we can slow down the transmission chain and flatten the epidemic curve. This is the best way to contain and prevent community spread as it can serve as a circuit breaker.

The WHO has advised to maintain at least one metre distance between yourself and anyone who is sneezing and coughing. That’s because when someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus.

source: media release, City of Owen Sound




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