NSCSS / Club 90 COVID-19 information and updates
Elliot Lake, along with Canada
and the rest of the world continues to deal with a COVID-19 pandemic
that is impacting day-to-day activities locally and abroad and has left
people ill. The virus had impacted operations at North Shore
Community Support Services and Club 90.
COVID-19 infections have occurred in Elliot Lake, as well as Blind
River and Massey. More contagious and infectious variants of the
virus have been confirmed locally. The situation is since improving and Ontario is in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen.
Vaccines are currently being administered to everyone 12 years of age and up. Those
eligible can get their shots at the Shoppers Drug Mart clinic or at the
Collins Hall clinic.
Gatherings are currently limited to 25 people indoors and 100
outdoors. Restaurants, bars and clubs
are permitted to be open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and
delivery. Most retailers
are now open for in-person shopping. Curbside pick-up and delivery will continue to be
available. Wearing face masks and social distancing are required
to help reduce the chance of getting infected by the COVID-19
virus. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 if
not done so already.
staff of Club 90 have returned to the offices and are getting the Club
ready for reopening under Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen. Club 90
will reopen on June 21 with programs and activities resuming.
Click here for information about the Ontario Roadmap to Reopen.
At the present time, the following measures are in effect at Club 90:
- Stay home except to buy
groceries or medication, to go to medical appointments, to get
vaccinated, to walk dogs, or to get outdoor exercise.
- Club 90 has reopened. Staff are available to help you.
- Mental health workers will continue to make outreach calls to check on your well-being.
- Meals will be available.
- Physical distancing and wearing face masks are required to reduce spreading COVID-19.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Book your appointment to get
vaccinated. You can get their shots at the
Shoppers Drug Mart clinic or at the Collins Hall clinic.
Please note that other social services and businesses have also had to modify their programs and close operations.
- "The Beehive", a drop-in centre run by the Consumers Survivors Initiative has reopened.
- Cafes and lunch programs at the Salvation Army and Grace Christian Centre are available on a take-out basis.
- The Elliot Lake Food Bank is still open but asks you to call ahead for an appointment at (705) 461-3663.
- AJ Bus Lines shopping and casino trips have been suspended.
- Community events have been cancelled, postponed or modified to comply with public health regulations.
Wearing masks is mandatory
in all indoor public spaces across Ontario. The provincial
government passed regulations requiring everyone to wear a face mask
while indoors in public spaces including Elliot Lake Transit, grocery
and retail stores, banks, restaurants and bars, medical and personal
services, automotive garages, places of worship, and anywhere else,
indoors or outdoors, where physical distancing is difficult or
impossible, like parking lots. Algoma Public Health has mandated
similar requirements to wear masks throughout the Algoma
District. Click here for policy.
Mental Health Workers will be available Monday to Friday 9-5 to offer
support via phone and email (contact information below), as well as
By Social Media:
If you are in crisis you can call the crisis line at 705-848-2585.
Mental health workers will post updates and will contact you to
continue to help make you feel engaged with others. We apologize
for the inconvenience the closure and program suspensions has
caused. We will keep you updated as circumstances change.
Club 90 has adapted over the past year with new programs and activities. Click here for the report.
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this time as we
encourage those who can to self-isolate to keep yourselves as well as