The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit The health unit works to promote and protect health as well as to prevent illness and injury. Social Media Terms of Use The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is currently actively engaged on the following social media platforms: • Twitter: @LGLHealthunit • Facebook: @LGLHealthunit We also occasionally post videos on: • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LGLHealthUnit These Social Media Terms of Use apply to you when you communicate with The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit through our social media accounts—please read them carefully.
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What to expect from our social media posts: The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s social media accounts are a place for the community and anyone interested in public health to engage with us and with one another. We use social media to engage and communicate with the communities we serve in a quick and efficient manner. Our mission is to work with our communities to promote and protect health and to prevent disease for everyone. Social media is a valuable tool to help us achieve our mission. Our accounts vary in terms of frequency of posts and content, but we typically aim to post a few times a day (excluding weekends and holidays observed in Ontario). We strive to publish recent and relevant evidence-based health content that supports our mission. Occasionally we like to have some fun as well! Feel free to ask us any public health related questions or comment on our posts. Posting guidelines: The following posting guidelines apply to any social media where users can directly post onto a Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit account (either by commenting or adding an original post). 1. We do not allow comments that are disrespectful, abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization, nor do we allow obscene, explicit content. • We reserve the right to edit or remove comments that are not appropriate, including: • Unproven, unsupported, or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations • Misinformation - Inaccurate information spreads widely and at high speed, making it more difficult for the public to identify verified facts and advice from trusted and credible sources, we reserve the right to remove such information from our social media feeds. You can report misinformation on social media – here is how: https://bit.ly/36B0GW7 • Messages that attempt to defame or defraud any financial, commercial, or non-governmental agency • Announcements from or endorsements of labour or political organizations or non-governmental associations • Comments written in a language other than English or French (For comments in other languages, please private message us) • Comments not sent by the author, or which are posted by anonymous or robot accounts • Repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users • Spam • Comments that are clearly off-topic, disruptive or unintelligible • Advocacy of illegal activity • Personal information, including personal health information • Racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, slanderous, insulting, intolerant, or life-threatening messages • Offensive comments to an individual or an organization, rude in tone, or otherwise abusive • Promotion of commercial services or products. • Anything that may infringe on copyrights or trademarks • Comments that violate any Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit policies 2. You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information you share. 3. Comments and posts expressed by fans or followers of our social media accounts do not reflect the opinions and position of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit or its employees. Availability Although comments and replies are welcome on our social media accounts at any time, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will monitor and update its social media accounts during regular business hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. Any monitoring or updating outside of these hours is likely due to an emergency or special circumstance. Response time Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will do its best to respond to any questions (that don’t violate these Terms of Use) within one business day. We make an effort to review posted comments and messages, but cannot guarantee a response to all comments or moderating all discussions. However, while we may not respond to all questions or comments, we will attempt to participate or intervene as appropriate, or provide a response when possible. All comments and messages received will be responded to on a case-by-case basis, when deemed appropriate. Things to consider • Comments that do not follow our Posting Guidelines may be removed, and users that ignore these guidelines may be sanctioned further (for example, being banned or blocked from posting content). • For any matter that is confidential or too complicated for posting on social media, please email us at [email protected] or call 1-800-660-5853. • The servers of social media network providers are managed by third parties. Our social media accounts may be subject to downtime that is out of our control. Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit accepts no responsibility for platforms becoming unresponsive or unavailable. • Each social media platform has Terms of Use. You can read them here: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube. • We will try our best to help you, but we cannot guarantee that we will fully understand your question or that we will be able to answer it. By contacting us through a social media site, you acknowledge that any response we provide to you through the same site: • is intended to provide helpful information or resources • is not considered to be definitive advice or guaranteed to solve your issue Public health advice and emergencies The information and resources provided by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit via social media are provided as general information and are not intended as a substitute for health care advice. Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will not offer medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment via social media. If you need emergency medical care or are in crisis, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you need health care on a non-urgent basis, please consult with your health care provider or if you live in Ontario, call Telehealth at 1.866.797.0000. For public health emergencies that require an immediate response after hours or on public holiday closures, please call us at 613-345-5685. Privacy To protect the privacy of all individuals, please DO NOT include personal names, photographs, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment or post, or identifiable information about your own or someone else’s health care or health status. Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s social media accounts are public spaces, and comments and photographs on this page are available for all to see. Posts that include personal information may be deleted at our sole discretion. If you do post personal information, including personal health information, on any Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit social media account, you are consenting to the collection and use of that information by us. Such information will be collected for the purpose of obtaining feedback on our programs and policies and will be used to assess public views on those programs and services and other issues. We may also use information that you post to reply to questions you pose, to direct you to other informational resources, or to respond to your comments. In most cases, responses by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will be available for all to see. Comments may also be used and disclosed by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit as required or permitted by applicable law, including the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004.

Mission: To promote and protect the health of people who live, learn, work and play in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark through public health leadership, services, communication and community collaboration.

Operating as usual

Reminder that if you have been notified by Public Health that you are a high-risk contact of someone with COVID-19 – you...
12/22/2020

Reminder that if you have been notified by Public Health that you are a high-risk contact of someone with COVID-19 – you MUST self-isolate for the full 14 days from exposure, EVEN if you test negative. #ItsTheLaw Call us if you start to experience any symptoms while in isolation. #ContactTracingWorks

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Boxing Day, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark region will enter a province wide shutdown to stop the s...
12/21/2020

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Boxing Day, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark region will enter a province wide shutdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 . These restrictions will remain in effect in LGL until Saturday, January 23, 2021. Please see our media release for more information: http://bit.ly/37E0GFc

We all know about emotional baggage – but have you heard of #COVIDBaggage? Every person you see (including those you kno...
12/21/2020

We all know about emotional baggage – but have you heard of #COVIDBaggage? Every person you see (including those you know) is carrying 14 days of contacts with them. When you have close contact (no masks and closer than 2m) – you are exposed to everyone they have been exposed to in the last 14 days.

Have COVID-19 symptoms or been alerted by public health or the COVID-19 app? Assessment Centre weekend hours:Brockville:...
12/20/2020

Have COVID-19 symptoms or been alerted by public health or the COVID-19 app? Assessment Centre weekend hours:
Brockville: Book online https://loom.ly/x5Er6GM Open 10am- 2:30pm
Smiths Falls: Call 613-283-2330 extension 1401 to book an appt. Open 8am-6pm.
Almonte: Call 613-325-1208 to book an appt. Booking line is open from 8am to 3:30pm; testing done from 10am to 3pm

Our School/Parent phone-line is open this weekend from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  If you have children in school or childcare an...
12/20/2020

Our School/Parent phone-line is open this weekend from 8:30am to 4:30pm. If you have children in school or childcare and have questions about screening or symptoms – call us: 1-866-236-0123.

12/20/2020

Our phone lines are open today from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Call 1-800-660-5853. For general COVID-19 enquiries ext. 2499. For healthcare providers and residents reporting symptoms ext. 2222. Social media & webmail will not be monitored over the weekend.

Have COVID-19 symptoms or been alerted by public health or the COVID-19 app? Assessment Centre weekend hours:Brockville:...
12/19/2020

Have COVID-19 symptoms or been alerted by public health or the COVID-19 app? Assessment Centre weekend hours:
Brockville: Book online https://loom.ly/x5Er6GM Open 10am- 2:30pm
Smiths Falls: Call 613-283-2330 extension 1401 to book an appt. Open 8am-6pm.
Almonte: Call 613-325-1208 to book an appt. Booking line is open from 8am to 3:30pm; testing done from 10am to 3pm

Our School/Parent phone-line is open this weekend from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  If you have children in school or childcare an...
12/19/2020

Our School/Parent phone-line is open this weekend from 8:30am to 4:30pm. If you have children in school or childcare and have questions about screening or symptoms – call us: 1-866-236-0123.

12/19/2020

Our phone lines are open today from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Call 1-800-660-5853. For general COVID-19 enquiries ext. 2499. For healthcare providers and residents reporting symptoms ext. 2222. Social media & webmail will not be monitored over the weekend.

Great toys for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.  Some toys are just better than others for encouraging young children...
12/18/2020

Great toys for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Some toys are just better than others for encouraging young children’s development. Click here for some fun suggestions for the very young people on your holiday shopping list. And don’t forget that every child’s favourite plaything is you! http://language-express.ca/_resources/Toys_for_Children_Over_Under_2.pdf

Once Public Health has cleared someone from isolation, they are no longer a risk for spreading COVID-19. You can trust u...
12/18/2020

Once Public Health has cleared someone from isolation, they are no longer a risk for spreading COVID-19. You can trust us to do very thorough investigations and follow-up. Please don’t let stigma affect how you treat others. #KindnessFirst #WeAreInThisTogether

The Brockville Housing Partnership will open a warming centre for community members who are in need this winter.
12/18/2020
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The Brockville Housing Partnership will open a warming centre for community members who are in need this winter.

Brockville Housing Partnership Announces New Warming Centre

COVID Silver Lining: Masks = warm faces for all those ‘anti-scarfers’.
12/18/2020

COVID Silver Lining:
Masks = warm faces for all those ‘anti-scarfers’.

Scarves and neck warmers are not substitutes for face masks. A face mask should be at least 2 layers (3 is better) and t...
12/18/2020

Scarves and neck warmers are not substitutes for face masks. A face mask should be at least 2 layers (3 is better) and tightly woven fabric that encloses the nose, mouth and chin so air does not escape around it. Pack an extra one so you can change it when damp which will happen more frequently in cold weather.

Indoor playdates should be virtual or postponed for now. Being close together with no masks should only be done with hou...
12/17/2020

Indoor playdates should be virtual or postponed for now. Being close together with no masks should only be done with household members. Although they may see those same children at school – the difference is that schools have many layers of precautions in place that reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Playdates can happen outdoors IF the activity allows for physical distancing – like sledding or building separate snow forts. Schools are essential – let’s protect them so they can stay open.

Dining at a restaurant carries more risk because we take our masks off to eat and drink. If you choose to dine out - ens...
12/17/2020

Dining at a restaurant carries more risk because we take our masks off to eat and drink. If you choose to dine out - ensure you:
✔Give your contact information
✔Choose to dine only with household members
✔Look for well-spaced tables or barriers in between tables
✔Keep your mask on unless you are eating or drinking

Are you young and healthy and think you don’t need the flu shot? Think again! Do your part to prevent the spread to vuln...
12/17/2020

Are you young and healthy and think you don’t need the flu shot? Think again! Do your part to prevent the spread to vulnerable populations and save hospital capacity. Get your flu shot at a pharmacy or your health care provider. #VaccinesWork

Social media is a unique form of communication. We ask that our followers be kind to each other in the comments.  Tone i...
12/16/2020

Social media is a unique form of communication. We ask that our followers be kind to each other in the comments. Tone is difficult to convey over a keyboard so why not be curious instead of accusatory. Comments that are abusive, hateful or defamatory will be removed. This page is a place for information and discussion – not name-calling.

Health Unit Holiday Hours: Our phone-line staff, as well as our case management and contact tracing team will be working...
12/16/2020
Health Unit Holiday Hours - Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Health Unit Holiday Hours: Our phone-line staff, as well as our case management and contact tracing team will be working hard every day over the holidays. Read the full media release to see what other essential services are available and when COVID-19 surveillance reports will be posted online: http://bit.ly/3r32cIG

December 16, 2020 The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will continue to provide essential services related to COVID-19 throughout the holiday period. The Health Unit offices are closed to the walk-in public but phone lines, case and contact management, and emergency on call services....

Dr. Paula Stewart, our Medical Officer of Health, was honoured to receive the YMCA of Eastern Ontario Peace Medal today ...
12/16/2020

Dr. Paula Stewart, our Medical Officer of Health, was honoured to receive the YMCA of Eastern Ontario Peace Medal today along with KFL&A Public Health that recognizes our organizations’ efforts to keep our communities safe during this pandemic. We share this honour with our staff, municipalities, local partners and residents as we continue to work with them to build PEACE through stronger and healthier communities.

Drumroll please!

2020 YMCA Peace Medal Awarded to Public Health Units

KFL&A Public Health The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

https://eo.ymca.ca/news/ymca-peace-medal-awarded-to-public-health/2/93

Did you know that all children attending Licensed Child Care in Ontario must be immunized according to Ontario’s Publicl...
12/16/2020

Did you know that all children attending Licensed Child Care in Ontario must be immunized according to Ontario’s Publicly Funded Immunization schedule? Being immunized protects children against many diseases that are easily spread in child care facilities. #VaccinesWork

Parents are responsible for providing their child’s immunization record to the Health Unit and there are several ways to do it: http://bit.ly/ChildImmunization

Living alone means not fighting over the thermostat, but during a pandemic it can mean feeling very isolated. Those who ...
12/16/2020

Living alone means not fighting over the thermostat, but during a pandemic it can mean feeling very isolated. Those who live alone can consider joining another household. Choose one with less vulnerable people, and stick to the same household to reduce the risk. Stay connected and #COVIDSmart.

What if you test + for COVID-19? Can you remember ALL of your contacts? Are you keeping track?  Limiting your interactio...
12/16/2020

What if you test + for COVID-19? Can you remember ALL of your contacts? Are you keeping track? Limiting your interactions makes it easier to contact trace and protect your loved ones. #COVIDSmart

It’s great when we get along with our work-mates like family. But work-mates aren’t family. Remember to only have close ...
12/15/2020

It’s great when we get along with our work-mates like family. But work-mates aren’t family. Remember to only have close contact (no masks and within 2m) with your own household. We are seeing spread of COVID-19 within workplaces when strict distancing and mask measures are not in place.

There is very low risk of COVID transmission from mail, packages or flowers. No-contact doorstep drop-offs of gifts are ...
12/15/2020

There is very low risk of COVID transmission from mail, packages or flowers. No-contact doorstep drop-offs of gifts are safe ways to celebrate – just ensure you always practice proper hand hygiene throughout the day and after handling any packaging.

Local data alert! The 5 most common symptoms of those who have tested positive for COVID in LGL are: headache, fatigue, ...
12/15/2020

Local data alert! The 5 most common symptoms of those who have tested positive for COVID in LGL are: headache, fatigue, sore throat, nasal congestion, and cough. If you think you have symptoms of ‘just a cold’ – think again. Do the self-assessment to see if you should get tested. #NotACold #GetTested https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

Are you remembering to self-screen before work every day? A runny nose or unexplained headache could be COVID-19. Bookma...
12/15/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) self-assessment

Are you remembering to self-screen before work every day? A runny nose or unexplained headache could be COVID-19. Bookmark the screening tool and set a phone reminder to help make mornings easier. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

Take this self-assessment if you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been in close contact with someone who has it.

Some sweet and heartfelt thanks to the nurses and paramedics from the students at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School
12/15/2020

Some sweet and heartfelt thanks to the nurses and paramedics from the students at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School

Our new little friends from a local elementary school wanted to extend their thanks to Lanark County Paramedics and to The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit for supporting them during this challenging time. ❤️🚑 😷

You can hand-wash cloth face coverings in a sink or basin and hang them to dry.  A great way to teach laundry skills to ...
12/14/2020

You can hand-wash cloth face coverings in a sink or basin and hang them to dry. A great way to teach laundry skills to kids, or partners, of any age. 😉

Food service workers like servers who work within 2m of unmasked people are now required to wear PPE. This means a surgi...
12/14/2020

Food service workers like servers who work within 2m of unmasked people are now required to wear PPE. This means a surgical/medical mask and eye protection. Restaurant patrons remove their masks when eating and drinking which puts the worker at risk. For more information on COVID-19 and Business: https://bit.ly/34bfGsa

Yellow – Protect: means changes for sports facilities and gyms. Reduced class-sizes and facility limits and 3m of space ...
12/14/2020

Yellow – Protect: means changes for sports facilities and gyms. Reduced class-sizes and facility limits and 3m of space between patrons to reduce the risk of spread. Find out about other changes here: https://bit.ly/34bfGsa

Yellow – Protect: means changes for restaurants and bars. Liquor sales end at 11pm, max of 6 people per table and lowere...
12/14/2020

Yellow – Protect: means changes for restaurants and bars. Liquor sales end at 11pm, max of 6 people per table and lowered music so conversational ‘spray’ is limited. Find out about other changes here: https://bit.ly/34bfGsa

Have COVID-19 symptoms or been alerted by public health or the COVID-19 app? Assessment Centre weekend hours:Brockville:...
12/13/2020

Have COVID-19 symptoms or been alerted by public health or the COVID-19 app? Assessment Centre weekend hours:
Brockville: Book online https://loom.ly/x5Er6GM Open 10am- 2:30pm
Smiths Falls: Call 613-283-2330 extension 1401 to book an appt. Open 8am-6pm.
Almonte: Call 613-325-1208 to book an appt. Booking line is open from 8am to 3:30pm; testing done from 10am to 3pm

12/13/2020

Public health determines isolation dates based on individual assessments and these may differ from person to person. Public health advises individuals of their isolation dates. If you have concerns that someone is not isolating who maybe should be, please call 1-800-660-5853 ext 2222 and we can assess and follow up as appropriate (including fines under the section 22 order). We can't disclose to the public an individual’s case information due to privacy law.

Our School/Parent phone-line is open this weekend from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  If you have children in school or childcare an...
12/13/2020

Our School/Parent phone-line is open this weekend from 8:30am to 4:30pm. If you have children in school or childcare and have questions about screening or symptoms – call us: 1-866-236-0123.

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458 Laurier Blvd
Brockville, ON
K6V 7A3

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The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Provides Only General Public Health Information on this site. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit does not collect, use, or disclose personal health information or provide health consultations through third party social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. For specific health related questions, please contact your health care professional directly. You may also contact the Health Unit by telephone at 613-345-5685 or by email at [email protected] LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT? Read this first… The Health Unit engages in dialogues with users when possible, however cannot commit to replying to all user comments. We reply to comments using the official language in which they were posed. User comments do not represent the views of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. We monitor user comments and may participate or remove comments. Comments are moderated during regular business hours (8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday). If applicable, comments held for moderation outside of these times will be addressed at the beginning of the next business day. We love your feedback but reserve the right to edit or remove comments that we deem at our sole discretion to be inappropriate or likely to impede the normal flow of discussion, including but not limited to comments that are abusive, insulting, inaccurate, irrelevant, or unintelligible. We will block repeat offenders. We may also remove comments that are posted by a user who is not the author. The Health Unit does not endorse or promote any products or paid services. We will remove any comments or posts contradicting our sponsorship and advertising policy. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please remember to not include personal information including personal health information, phone numbers, addresses and email addresses in your comments.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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1-800-660-5853

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I can’t seem to find up to date information about specific numbers of tests/positives/negatives/deaths... I’m sorry - but saying “lots” is not actually helpful. I would like some clear information. Are you able to assist?
Could you please tell me the rules for apartment buildings concerning MASKS?
May I suggest that your COVID Case Summary Map have a notation of when it was last updated.
Has anyone else had testing on monday and has not got the results back yet?
Could anyone tell me what the process is if you have an appointment at the covid center? Start to finish? Are people with appointments also struggling to get in?
How is that people are selling baked goods all over facebook locally with no health inspection being done, yet stores and bakery's have to have inspections?
Question: If we travel to Barbados, will we have to self-quarantine for 2 weeks on our return?
Are face shields acceptable in place of a mask? I know, from reading the policy, that a person does not have to prove he has a reason for not wearing a mask so I figure that a face shield should be acceptable as it does cover the nose and mouth.
Wondering if a suggestive push from the Health Unit to employers to provide masks, gloves , sanitizer and/or plastic barriers at this time for their employees ...
We are in the midst of a serious crisis ... However please, EVERYONE, do not forget that COVID-19 can only kill the body. Please, oh please, take care of your immortal souls. My greatest fear is that many are dying in a state of mortal sin. Examine your conscience and ask a priest to hear your confession. Dominus vobiscum.
Question for The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Communal dining in retirement homes results in seniors being closer than 2 meters and gathering in a room in significant numbers. Essentially it's like a restaurant. Consequently the American CDC recommended in mid March that communal dining be canceled wherever possible. Is this also your position and/or the guidance of the Ontario Ministry of Health, now that there is community spread of COVID19?