COVID-19 is moving its way across Canada and we see the numbers of cases going up quickly in many other parts of the country. While many Canadians take the COVID-19 threat seriously, we know from polling that some 20% do not and continue to flaunt social distancing. We can be proud as a community that we have taken our responsibilities in social distancing seriously and that this has likely had a direct affect on the lack of spread of the virus here. Although McAdam has not yet had a confirmed case of COVID-19, the threat is real to our community’s collective health and we must not let our guard down. Please continue to follow social distancing, handwashing and personal safety guidelines.
Our community can also be proud of our support of one another. Many McAdamites are looking after their neighbours by running errands, checking up on one another and providing us with much needed entertainment. As we know, many people are being and, have been, laid off because of the virus. As a result, the food bank has been seeing a rise in the number of inquiries and usage. These layoffs are putting many of our hard-working neighbours in a position where they may need a bit of a hand up. We can do this either directly or by supporting the foodbank. We are all in this together and together we will get through this.