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March 2020

Village of McAdam COVID – 19 Precaution

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McAdam Village Council and staff has met with and is in contact with Emergency Measures Organization, community/business leaders, first responders, healthcare professional and our provincial counterparts this evening concerning COVID – 19, and the impact it could have on our community.  The health and safety of citizens is of utmost importance to the Village of McAdam.  Therefore, the following precautions are being taken:

*All Village extracurricular activities and programs are cancelled until further notice, including (but not limited to)

* Warriors Den – Youth Night

* Coffee Morning, Cards at City Camp Club (Owls Club)

* Karate, Tae-kwon-do, Silver Sneakers walking group

* Community Potluck & Entertainment scheduled March 21st

* Quilting in Upper Council Chamber

* Bingo

* Morning Program

* Bus Trips to Fredericton

* All Village facilities will be closed such as the Heritage Room, Upper Council Chambers, City Camp Club and Warriors Den.

AT THE PRESENT TIME THE OFFICE IS STILL OPEN AND OPERATIONAL

Please continue to monitor our Facebook site and website www.mcadam.com

for further information.  In the meantime, wash your hands often, and practice social distancing.  For any questions, please call the office at 784-2293.

 

VILLAGE OF MCADAM MAYOR AND COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

 

COVID – 19

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Update on COVID-19

12 March 2020

The following update on COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) was issued today by Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health:
Everyone has a role to play in mitigating the impact of COVID-19. It takes more than governments and action from the health sector to protect the health and safety of New Brunswickers.

At this time, in an abundance of caution and to address public anxiety, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends that any non-essential mass gathering (150 or more people) be cancelled or postponed until we are able to better determine the risk to our population.

See News Release.
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Santé

Mise à jour au sujet de la COVID-19

12 mars 2020

La mise à jour suivante concernant la COVID-19 (le nouveau coronavirus) a été émise, aujourd’hui, par la médecin-hygiéniste en chef, la Dre Jennifer Russell :
Tout le monde a un rôle à jouer pour réduire les répercussions de la COVID-19. Il faut plus que les gouvernements et des actions du secteur de la santé pour protéger la santé et la sécurité des gens du Nouveau-Brunswick.

À ce moment-ci, par mesure de précaution et pour calmer les craintes du public, le Bureau du médecin-hygiéniste en chef recommande que tout rassemblement de masse non essentiel (150 personnes ou plus) soit annulé ou reporté à une date ultérieure jusqu’à ce que nous soyons en mesure de mieux déterminer les risques pour notre population.

Voir le Communiqué.

 

Salutations,

Danielle

 

Danielle Charron,  Executive Director/Directrice générale

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Sewer and Water Invoices

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VILLAGE OF MCADAM

146 SAUNDERS ROAD

MCADAM, NB   E6J 1L2

 

Notice to Village of McAdam Residents.

The 2020 annual “Sewer and Water Invoices” for McAdam Residents, are now available.  We invite you to pick up your statements at the Village Office, if possible and convenient to you.  Accounts not picked up will be sent out through Canada Post prior to April 1st, 2020.

Prompt payment on your invoice would be deeply appreciated, as it is with these funds that we continue to provide municipal water and sewer services to all our residents.  Payments are now accepted on-line, please keep your e-mail receipt for your records.

Customers with past due water and sewer accounts in excess of 90 days are required to pay their accounts in full on or before July 1st, 2020 to avoid disconnection of services.  Failure to clear this account on or before July 1st, 2020 will result in your water or sewer being turned off.

If your service is disconnected additional charges will be applied.  For water the bill must be paid in full and a charge of $60.00 will need to be paid before service is restored.  For sewer the bill must be paid in full and a charge of $250.00 plus the homeowner must hire a plumber and obtain a plumbing permit before the service can be restored.

We will be offering residents the choice of receiving their future bills by e-mail.  If this is of interest to you, please let the Village Office know you e-mail address.

Thank you,

McAdam Village Council.

COVID-19

By News, Uncategorized

VILLAGE OF MCADAM

146 SAUNDERS ROAD

MCADAM, NB   E6J 1L2

 

COVID-19 has been in the News and likely on your mind.  There is no immediate threat in the Village as cases to date have been isolated to major population centres in Quebec and further west.  However, to help you understand what COVID-19 is and how you may prepare should the Virus reach our community, Council has gathered some information that will hopefully be beneficial.  The information below has been taken from a Government of Canada Webpage and can be found in full at – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

 

  1. What is COVID-19? – Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). Some transmit easily from person to person while others do not. COVID-19 is a new disease that has not been previously identified in humans.

 

  1. What are the symptoms? – Those with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19. Symptoms have included: fever; cough; difficulty breathing; pneumonia in both lungs and in severe cases, infection can lead to death. (Note that as of now, the highest-risk groups appear to be seniors and people with preexisting conditions like heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.  Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care centres if you are sick.)

 

  1. Is there a vaccine to protect against COVID-19? – No, there is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19.

 

  1. Will this year’s flu vaccine protect me from COVID-19? – No, the flu vaccine does not protect against COVID-19.

 

  1. What is the treatment for COVID-19? – For now, there is no specific treatments for most people with COVID-19. Most people with common coronavirus illness will recover on their own. Your health care provider may recommend steps you can take to relieve symptoms. Consult your health care provider as soon as possible if: you are concerned about your symptoms or you have a travel history to a region where severe coronaviruses are known to occur.  The sooner you consult your health care provider, the better your chances are for recovery.

 

  1. How does COVID-19 spread? – Human coronaviruses cause infections of the nose, throat and lungs. They are most commonly spread from an infected person through: respiratory droplets that are spread when you cough or sneeze; close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands; and, touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

 

  1. What is the incubation period of COVID-19? – Current information indicates that symptoms may present themselves up to 14 days after exposure to COVID-19.

 

  1. How can I protect myself from getting COVID-19? – You can stay healthy and prevent the spread of infections by: washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands; avoiding close contact with people who are sick; coughing or sneezing into your sleeve and not your hands; and, staying home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others.

 

  1. Should the general population in Canada wear masks to protect themselves from COVID-19? – If you are a healthy individual, the use of a mask is not necessary. However, if you are experiencing symptoms of an illness that spreads through the air, wearing a mask can help prevent the spread of the infection to others. The mask acts as a barrier and helps stop the tiny droplets from spreading around you when you cough or sneeze. Your health provider may recommend you wear a mask while you are seeking or waiting for care. In this instance, masks are an appropriate part of infection prevention and control measures that are put in place so that people with an infectious respiratory illness do not transmit the infection to others.

 

  1. Can COVID-19 be transmitted when a person is not showing symptoms? – This question is under investigation at this time. While experts believe that spread from a person who is asymptomatic (not showing any symptoms) is possible, this is considered to be rare. What we do know for certain is that COVID-19 is most often being spread through close contact with a person who is showing symptoms (symptomatic cases).

 

  1. Is there a risk of contracting COVID-19 if I touch a surface that was potentially contaminated? – In general, coronaviruses have poor survivability on surfaces, and are generally thought to be spread by respiratory droplets left behind after someone coughs or sneezes. For COVID-19, researchers are actively investigating to learn more about the ways that COVID-19 is transmitted. In the meantime, the best preventative measure is to regularly clean and disinfect surfaces that people touch frequently such as toilets, bedside tables, doorknobs, phones and television remotes with regular household cleaners or diluted bleach (1 part bleach to 9 parts water).

 

In addition to the above information from the Canadian Government:

 

  1. It is recommended you be prepared and have at least a seven-day supply of the following items in your home: medical prescriptions; non-perishable food; water; toilet paper; paper towel; bleach or other disinfectants; pet food; facial tissue; fever-reducing medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen; and, personal sanitary items. This is not to say you need to rush out and get these products today, but as you do your shopping you might wish to buy a few extra items per trip.
  2. Let your family, friends and neighbours know that you are making plans to prepare for COVID-19. Share your plan with them, as this might motivate them to make their own.  Talk to them about a buddy system in which you agree to check in on each other and run essential errands if you become sick.
  3. If you experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 and wish to go to the Health Centre, please call first so staff can be prepared to meet you. You will be screened at reception for travel history and staff will proceed accordingly.  Staff will use one room for assessments and will wear masks, gloves, etc.   Flu and many viral illnesses are treated at home unless respiratory symptoms are severe (shortness of breath) – there is no medication staff can prescribe to cure a viral illness so they recommend over the counter symptom management – they can also advise people over the phone rather than have people show up and risk infecting more people.  Severe respiratory symptoms should be a 911 call in the event you require intensive care at the DECH ER.

 

Village Council