COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF INVERNESS
Municipality of the County of Inverness

COVID-19: Municipal Operations Updates

The Municipality of the County of Inverness is working diligently to provide ongoing service to residents. Due to Covid-19, for staff and public safety, the Port Hood Administrative Building, the Municipal Recycling Facility and the Infrastructure & Emergency Services Building in Strathlorne are closed to the public until further notice.

– To pay tax or water bills, call 902-787-2274 and pay online or by mail.

– For water connection, call 902-787-2274.

– Solid waste collection will continue. Please check the “Municipality of the County of Inverness” Facebook page for updates.

– The Kenloch Transfer Station remains open. Please respect social distancing guidelines while visiting the site.

For the Municipal emergency hotline, call 902-258-5048. For acute medical emergencies, call 9-1-1. If you feel sick, call 8-1-1 for assessment.

Municipal Covid-19 Response and Precautionary Measures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16th, 2020

 

COVID-19 Response and Precautionary Measures

 

INVERNESS COUNTY, N.S. – Following the lead of the Province of Nova Scotia and Government of Canada, as of tomorrow, March 17th 2020, the Municipality of the County of Inverness will be closing some facilities to the public. These facilities include the administrative office in Port Hood, the public drop off area at the Recycling Facility as well as the Infrastructure & Emergency Services Building in Strathlorne until further notice.

Residents looking to make payments on water or tax bills can do so via online payment or by mail until the administrative office reopens. For any questions, Municipal staff will be available to contact through phone and email.

More public health measures may yet be taken by the Municipality, but emergency and essential services will continue.

As per public health officials, if you develop a fever with a temperature of 38° C or higher or a cough, call 8-1-1 for assessment immediately. Do not go to a health clinic, emergency room or COVID-19 assessment centre unless 8-1-1 has referred you.

Inverness County resident can find the most accurate information at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/. Residents should follow hygiene and social distancing guidelines as outlined by the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

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LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES: Notice to our service communities

(Please note: The following also applies to the Foyer Père Fiset in Chéticamp.)

Notice to our Service Communities

To protect our residents and staff from the outbreak of the Corona Virus, effective immediately, Inverary Manor will be closed to all visitors except for extreme circumstances, such as a palliative situation.

It was recently confirmed by the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) there are now 3 presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. With this new information, our decision follows the most recent directive by the Province of Nova Scotia to restrict all visitor access to Long Term Care Homes in the Province.

We regret any inconvenience this decision poses to resident families, friends, volunteers and others who visit Inverary Manor.  It is our goal to limit the spread of the virus and do our utmost to protect our residents (who are most susceptible to contracting it due to compromised immune systems) and our employees who serve them.

At this time, we ask for the community’s understanding and support. We want to assure families and the public that we have introduced several precautionary measures within our operation at Inverary Manor to ensure the safety and care of our residents and staff.  I want to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated staff for their commitment and collective efforts to serve and support our residents and each other through this challenging period.

We all can appreciate this situation is evolving and the leadership team at Inverary Manor is in daily contact with DHW and Public Health Officials to help guide our decisions as we work through this extraordinary event.  As such, we are committed to keeping the public informed and will update you on any new information or decisions as they are taken.

If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Smith, Director Recreation Services (902-258-2842 ext. 241) or Wanda Chandler, Administrative Assistant (902-258-2842 ext.221)

Thank you for your understanding.

Stephen Doiron, Administrator