COVID-19 Information

covid-19-update

 

Mayor, Council and Staff of the Township of White River are working hard to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We continue to monitor government and health agency directives as they are changing daily. The health and well-being of our residents is of utmost importance to us, especially our vulnerable population. Please contact (by telephone) the municipal office at 807-822-2450 or by email to cao@whiteriver.ca if you have any questions or require any assistance. For the most up to date information and updates with respect to the ongoing pandemic, please visit our Municipal Facebook page at www.facebook.com/townshipofwhiteriver/ .

If you have flu like symptoms including coughing, fever or shortness of breath STAY HOME and call the Northern Neighbours Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic at 807-822-2320 or Telehealth at 1-866-797-000 to discuss your symptoms. You can also use the Government of Ontario's Online Self-Assessment Tool.

ONLINE SELF-ASSESSMENT


Overview

The Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures.

The plan is based on:

  • the provincewide vaccination rate
  • improvements in key public health and health care indicators

In Step 1 of the roadmap, we must all continue to follow the public health measures, advice and restrictions.

Guiding principles

Step 1: An initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower, and permitting limited indoor settings with restrictions.

Step 2: Further expanding outdoor activities and resuming limited indoor services with small numbers of people and with face coverings being worn.

Step 3: Expanding access to indoor settings, with restrictions, including where there are larger numbers of people and where face coverings can’t always be worn.

Moving through the steps

The province will remain at each step for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. It can take up to two weeks for c. Covid 19 vaccinations to offer protection against the virus.

The province will remain in Step 1 for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators.

If at the end of the 21 days the province has met the following vaccination thresholds, and there are continued improvements in other key public health and health system indicators, the province may move to the next step of the roadmap:

  • Step 1: 60% of adults vaccinated with one dose
  • Step 2: 70% of adults vaccinated with one dose and 20% vaccinated with two doses
  • Step 3: 70 to 80% of adults vaccinated with one dose and 25% vaccinated with two doses

Roadmap to Reopen – Key Highlights

Vaccination rate plus key public health and health care indicators
Step 1

60%

Adults with one dose

Permit with restrictions

Outdoor spaces begin reopening, limited indoor settings with restrictions
  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 10 people
  • Outdoor dining for up to 4 people per table
  • Essential retail capacity at 25%
  • Non-essential retail capacity at 15%
  • Religious services, rites and ceremonies indoors at 15% capacity and outdoors with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres
  • Outdoor sports training (no games or practices), fitness classes and personal training up to 10 people
  • Day camps
  • Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks and short-term rentals
  • Outdoor horse racing and motor speedways without spectators
  • Outdoor pools and wading pools
Vaccination rate plus key public health and health care indicators
Step 2

70%

Adults with one dose
20% Fully vaccinated

Permit with restrictions

Open indoors with small numbers and face coverings and expand outdoors
  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 25 people
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 5 people
  • Outdoor dining for up to 6 people per table
  • Essential retail capacity at 50%
  • Non-essential retail capacity at 25%
  • Larger indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services with capacity limits
  • Overnight camps
  • Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times
  • Outdoor meeting and event spaces
  • Outdoor amusement and water parks
  • Outdoor sports games, leagues and events
  • Outdoor cinemas, performing arts, live music events and attractions
Vaccination rate plus key public health and health care indicators
Step 3

70-80%

Adults with one dose
25% Fully vaccinated

Permit with restrictions

Expand indoors where face coverings can’t always be worn
  • Larger indoor and outdoor social gatherings and organized public events
  • Indoor dining
  • Essential and non-essential retail with limited capacity
  • Larger indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services with capacity limits
  • Indoor meeting and event spaces
  • Indoor sports and recreational facilities
  • Indoor seated events
  • Indoor attractions and cultural amenities
  • Casino and bingo halls
  • Other outdoor activities from Step 2 permitted to operate indoors

SERVICE ONTARIO

The Service Ontario Office also offers a wide range of online services at www.serviceontario.ca
Here are just a few of the services offered together with the links for same:

If you have an urgent matter that cannot be dealt with online, please contact the Township of White River at 807-822-2450.


Here are some online resources:
www.algomapublichealth.com
www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html


*If you cannot access these sites, please contact the Township at 807-822-2450 for printed versions.