COVID-19 Updates

Public Advisory

Due to Covid – 19 (LEVEL 5)

In keeping with recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Town of St. Anthony will be implementing the following measures related to Alert Level 5 until further notice:

 – The Town Office, Polar Centre, and Public Works depot is closed to the public;
 – Operations within town facilities will remain unaffected and staff will continue to provide services to residents while following Public Health guidelines; 
 – If residents have any Public Works concerns, snow clearing, water, sewer, etc. please call the public works department at 454-7859; 
 – For details on how you can pay your town taxes, please call the Town Office at 454-3454 or email [email protected];
 – The Parks and Recreation Department can be reached at 454-3864; 
 – The Tourism and Development Office can be reached at 454-2812;
 – For all Emergencies (RCMP, Ambulance, Fire) please call 911;

The Town of St. Anthony will continue to update residents through their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/townofstanthony and website, www.stanthony.ca

For more information related to COVID-19 and Provincial alert levels, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

If revisions are required to these measures the Town of St. Anthony will inform staff and residents accordingly. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this time.

Please remember to please limit contact with others to your immediate household bubble, except for a single person household joining another household.

Take care of yourselves, follow public health advice and remain kind to one another.

PUBLIC ADVISORY

The following notice is also available at www.lghealth.ca/latest-news

Labrador-Grenfell Health COVID-19 assessment and referrals

Out of an abundance of caution, Labrador-Grenfell Health is recommending that individuals who are experiencing a single symptom of COVID-19 should complete a COVID-19 assessment, to be considered for testing to detect potential cases.

The severity of symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe. It is everyone’s responsibility to monitor for symptoms to protect our communities. Individuals experiencing any one symptom should stay home and immediately start self-isolating and complete a COVID-19 assessment.

These symptoms of COVID-19 are defined as:

Fever (including chills/sweats)Cough (new or worsening) Small red or purple spots on hands and/or feetShortness of breath or difficulty breathingLoss of appetiteVomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hoursRunny, stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes/conditions)Sore throat or difficulty swallowingHeadacheAcute loss of sense of smell or tasteUnusual fatigue, lack of energyNew onset of muscle aches

Individuals are strongly encouraged to complete the online self-assessment tool to determine whether a test is required and to be referred for a test. The online self-assessment and referral tool can be found at: https://covidassessment.nlchi.nl.ca

If individuals do not have access to the online self-assessment tool, they are encouraged to call 8-11.  Anyone experiencing severe shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or other immediate distress should call 9-11 immediately.

Everyone has an important role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The public is reminded that the best defense against COVID-19 is maintaining physical distancing, practicing hand hygiene, staying home and seeking a test when sick, and consistently wearing a mask.

More information about COVID-19 can be found on the province of Newfoundland and Labrador’s website and on the Labrador-Grenfell Health website.

Media Contact:

Amanda MacNeil

Regional Director of Communications, Labrador-Grenfell Health

E: [email protected]