Neighbourhood Watch COVID-19 Update

Some web sites with COVID-19 resources and current status, local to global:

—– Forwarded Message —–
Subject: COVID-19 and Fraud
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:24:59 -0400
From: Darren Joseph <wellingtoncpc@gmail.com>

March 18, 2020: As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, watch out for associated scams. Fraudsters want to profit from consumers’ fears, uncertainties and misinformation. Fraudsters are exploiting the crisis to facilitate fraud and cyber crime.

Link to the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre – great resource:
https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/features-vedette/2020/covid-19-eng.htm

Cst Stephanie Lemieux
Centretown Community Police Officer
Ottawa Police Service
Ph: 613-236-1222 ext. 5287
Email: lemieuxs@ottawapolice.ca

Committee of Adjustment Hearings Closed

From: Committee of Adjustment <cofa@ottawa.ca>
Date: March 16, 2020 at 1:46 PM
Subject: Important Notice – COVID-19 Pandemic and Committee of Adjustment Hearings

Attention:

Following the advice of public health officials to avoid public gatherings of any kind at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, Committee of Adjustment hearings are cancelled until April 5.

Suivant les conseils des autorités de la santé publique d’éviter les rassemblements publics de tout genre pendant cette période de la pandémie du COVID-19, les audiences du Comité de dérogation sont annulées jusqu’au 5 avril.
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Want to help out? Registration form now up.

From city councillor Jeff Leiper https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/ward-volunteer-call-out

Many of you have reached out in the past few days to let me know you’d be willing to volunteer in the ward. We don’t know, yet, what those needs might be, but I’d like to now start capturing that interest in anticipation of future need. If you live in Kitchissippi ward and want to volunteer here, please fill out the form here. Thank you!

There is also the potential that the City may have a general call-out for volunteers as they mobilized for flooding. If and when that call is made, I’ll be sure to pass that on!

The volunteering form URL is https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/volunteer-call-out

More City Closures

Now libraries are closed too, until at least April 5. Details at https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/ including extended expiry dates etc. Also see https://ottawa.ca/en/health-and-public-safety/emergency-preparedness/covid-19-ottawa for the latest list of city closures and what precautions to take.

City Facilities & Fieldhouse Closed due to COVID-19

All activities in the Champlain Park Fieldhouse have been cancelled as of March 16 2020 and until further notice, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

You will advised once the fieldhouse facilities are back in operation and the activities resume.
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COVID-19 Pandemic Perparedness

Ottawa Public Health has some information on what to do in the event that COVID-19 affects the Ottawa area.

There’s a list of various topics about the virus and the current situation in English and in French.

And in detail, here’s a list of pandemic preparedness steps to take in English and in French.

[Pandemic Preparedness Poster from Ottawa Public Health]
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-03-09

This week’s topics:

  • STEP in March – Impaired driving, School bus & zone.
  • March is Fraud Prevention Month.

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