[COVID-19]: Notice from the Clare Health Centre – Effective Wednesday, April 8, 2020, only patients with appointments will be allowed to enter the building. These measures are necessary to protect you, the public and the personnel during this pandemic.
For any other information or service, please communicate with the Centre by calling 902-645-2777. Thank you for your understanding
A reminder that, if you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, please consult https://when-to-call-about-covid19.novascotia.ca/en to determine whether you should contact 811.
We remind you that all municipal and provincial parks and beaches are CLOSED until further notice.
⛔️ Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Municipal Park
⛔️ Meteghan Family Park
⛔️ Joseph and Marie Dugas Municipal Park
⛔️ Wentworth Municipal Park
⛔️ Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
⛔️ Smugglers Cove Provincial Park
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of Clare shares the Province of Nova Scotia’s view that residents are to STAY HOME. We are in the midst of a pandemic. If you must, take walks to exercise, not to socialize. Only go to areas that you can walk to from your home, and go alone or with people in your household only. Maintain a social distance of 2 metres from others. All public gatherings must not exceed 5 people. If the outdoor area is busy, turn around and go home. Police officers are patrolling the area to ensure that people are respecting social distancing directives. A reminder that all residents in self-isolation must not leave their home at all for 14 days.
Statement from the Municipality of Clare regarding the Canoe Trip 2020
With the Easter long weekend approaching and with the confirmation of community spread of the COVID-19 virus in Nova Scotia, the Municipality of Clare strongly discourages the residents of Clare and of neighbouring communities from participating in this year’s Canoe Trip social gathering event. Taking part in this activity would no doubt create an unnecessary and dangerous risk to the general public while the province is under a state of emergency.
Residents are reminded that under the Province of Nova Scotia’s Authority of the Health Protection Act, there are to be no social gatherings of more than 5 people. Nova Scotians are required to practise social distancing by staying 2 metres apart to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Police are authorized to enforce orders under the Health Protection Act and issue fines when warranted. Multiple fines can be given each day an individual fails to comply. These measures have been put in place to keep our community safe.
While the Municipality acknowledges the strong attachment that some may have to this annual event, the health and safety of all residents is far more important. There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against COVID-19. We strongly encourage the community to practise an abundance of caution and common sense during this time to limit the spread of this virus. Please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/ for the latest information on COVID-19.
[COVID-19]: Séniors en Sécurité Program Update
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Séniors en Sécurité team will no longer be doing home visits. Our representatives will use telephone and online services to keep in touch with their clients. We will continue to be there for our seniors!
My fellow Nova Scotians,
COVID-19 is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation, and I recognize this is a scary time for Nova Scotians. Public health officials are working closely with our colleagues across the country and our partners in Nova Scotia to limit the spread of the virus and increase capacity within the health system to respond.
During this state of emergency, we must all work together to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are important steps we are requiring all Nova Scotians to take:
- Stay home as much as possible. When you are out, practice social distancing by limiting contact with other people (stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart) and have no more than 5 people together
- Shop only for essentials, such as groceries and prescription medication and only have one person doing the shopping
- If you’ve traveled outside the province, self-isolate for 14 days
- If you feel unwell, go to 811.novascotia.ca and use the self-assessment questionnaire to find out if you need to call 811
- Wash your hands often, avoid touching your face and clean surfaces regularly
I understand that this situation may be creating a lot of fear. This is normal. However, it’s important that we respond, not in fear, but with caring, a sense of community and common sense. No one person is responsible, but we can all be part of the solution. If someone in your community is self-isolating or ill, what they need is your support, compassion and understanding. I encourage you to:
- Check in with those closest to you by phone, text or social media
- Have a video chat with someone in isolation
- Make sure your neighbours have what they need
- Encourage people to get information from reliable sources, like: novascotia.ca/coronavirus
Following public health direction and supporting each other is how we will beat this virus.
For general information on novel coronavirus information, call:
For updates on social media, follow:
Government of Nova Scotia Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/
Government of Nova Scotia Twitter account: https://twitter.com/nsgov
Department of Health and Wellness Facebook page:
Department of Health and Wellness Twitter account: https://twitter.com/nshealth
We will continue to provide you with the latest information to help you protect yourself, your family and community members. Thank you for your help in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our province.
Dr. Robert Strang
Chief Medical Officer of Health
Province of Nova Scotia