Covid-19 Information and Resources
The world as we know it has changed in the past few weeks. We are inundated on a daily basis with new information about the coronavirus along with requests to stay home, limit visits to the stores for essential goods and maintain a two metre bubble around us in public.
The Manotick Village and Community Association has been playing a small role in helping to share information and connect volunteers with individuals who need help getting food and essentials.
We have also set up a Facebook group to connect residents who need assistance with those available to help. The group name is Manotick Neighbours Helping Neighbours
We have also been sharing updates through our Twitter feed and Instagram for anyone using those social media tools.
If you are not on social media and you need assistance, you can contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with a volunteer to help with groceries or getting other essentials.
What can you do to help?
If you live near elderly neighbours, check in with them to make sure they are doing okay. Social isolation is particularly difficult for individuals living on their own.
Stay home. If you do go out, remember all City parks are closed – including Centennial Park, David Bartlett Park and Beryl Gaffney Park – and keep a six metre perimeter around yourself.
Support local businesses online. We would like to thank the local businesses, and their employees, who have remained open or are providing takeout food. It is not an easy time and their commitment to making sure we have food and other essentials is appreciated more than we can say.
Governments at all levels are requesting that events of 50 or more are postponed or cancelled and are encouraging the use of video and teleconferencing for any group meetings. As a result, many local events that would have taken place in April and May have been cancelled or postponed. Our twitter feed does post updates on a daily basis.
Links to online resources
In the Community
Assistance with groceries and supplies
Businesses and Services