News & Notices
Posted On: Wednesday, October 21, 2020With many students well into their school year, and the cooler fall weather making more of us want to find indoor activities, I want to take a moment to remind everyone that it is more important than ever to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19.
With cases in Renfrew County, increasing, the Renfrew County District Health Unit (RCDHU) is reminding us to stay determined in our efforts to prevent spreading of this disease. We are still in the midst of a pandemic, and we absolutely cannot afford to become complacent in how we are handling this situation.
Each of us needs to ensure that we continue to follow public health guidelines if we have any hope of slowing the spread in our community. This means wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, maintaining social distancing at all times, staying home if you are sick, and getting tested if you develop symptoms. Please remember that COVID-19 can mimic many other sicknesses, so if you are sick, please be responsible and stay home. Let’s keep everyone safe by letting our health professionals make a proper diagnosis.
Halloween is coming quickly, and with so much changing day to day, at this time we can only recommend that you follow any and all guidelines provided by the RCDHU. We all miss the experiences had with these holidays in the past, and the hope is that if we all work together, they will soon be able to return to what we remember them being.
I would also like to encourage all of Renfrew’s residents to get out and explore their own backyards during a time when our travel is limited. Exploring your own backyard can easily include gathering your immediate family, and getting out for a drive to take in the wonderful colours and scenery around our town. When doing so, all we ask is that you limit your stops along the way, or employ the RCDHU’s safety recommendations when you do stop.
Thank you to each and every one of you doing your part to keep our residents and town safe.
Mayor Don Eady