People living in Clare, as with folks from communities around the world, have experienced a sudden shift in their everyday life with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus. Families are confined to their homes, workers and businesses are suffering losses due to slowdowns and restrictions and frontline workers risk their own health every day to help our community in these precarious times.
With adversity comes heroes. The Municipality of Clare is celebrating the positive contributions that our residents are making during this challenging period by launching the “Clare Community Hero Campaign.” We are asking you to nominate individuals, families or groups in Clare that are doing amazing things in the community. Each week, we will highlight the good actions of one nominee and reward him/her/them with a prize. We hope this campaign will help shine a light of positivity and determination as we work together to keep our community safe. Click here for the nomination form.
[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
⛔️ Major's Point Historic Site
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!