To help residents and business owners struggling to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipality of Clarington is easing the tax burden.
As of March 20, 2020, the Municipality of Clarington has closed all playground equipment and structures. This decision was made based on evidence from the World Health Organization, which states that “… the novel coronavirus may remain on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days, depending on several conditions, including type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment.”
As a community we need to continue working together to protect one another.
This means: social distancing – personally, I think physical distancing is clearer, is to be strictly adhered to. Everyone must avoid crowded areas and maintain a distance of two meters (six feet) from people around you.
This means: if you travelled during March Break you must self-isolate for two weeks. When you arrive – be it by plane or driving over the border, go home and stay there.
Frank Palmieri is paying special attention to his customers. On Friday, March 20, he began implementation of “kindness hour,” opening his store one hour earlier (8:00am – 9:00am) for seniors and customers with disabilities.
An example of creativity and collaboration in trying times, Kendal Hills Farm officially opened its Virtual Farmers Market on Saturday, March 21 and is delivering local farm products to Clarington on Sundays and to Toronto on Thursdays and Fridays.
Just as Clarington East Food Bank (CEFB) was gearing up for community Easter/Spring food drives and anticipating volumes of non-perishable donations; the world came down with COVID-19.
Myno Van Dyke’s parents brought the family from the Netherlands to Canada and arrived at pier 21 in Halifax aboard the Bolendum on March 14, 1951.
“I’m taking it one day at a time,” said Amin Rawhad, owner of the Orono Country Café. “I have been in business for 14 years. I have regular customers who need me to be open. Many of my customers are elderly and unable to cook on their own. I am here for them, for as long as I can.” The Orono Country Café is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a limited menu for pick-up only. To order call 905-983-9009.