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NSCSS / Club 90 information and update

COVID-19

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.  The situation is now improving and most of the restrictions are being relaxed as the COVID case numbers decrease.

Club 90 has now fully reopened and is now offering meals, full activities, one-on-one counselling and group sessions subject to COVID-19 protocols.


A public health state of emergency that was declared in Ontario on March  17, 2020 has been lifted on July 24, 2020.  Gatherings of 100 people outdoors and 50 people indoors are now permitted.  Wearing face masks and social distancing are required to help reduce the chance of getting infected by the COVID-19 virus.  The situation is now improving and Ontario is at Stage 3 of reopening following the COVID-19 lockdown in March through May.  

At the present time, the following measures are in effect at Club 90:
  • Club 90 is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday except statutory holidays.  One-on-one and group counselling will continue to be available. - see attachment.
  • All members, staff and volunteers will be screened upon arrival, and must wear a face mask and sanitize their hands
  • Mental health workers will continue to make outreach calls to check on your well-being.
  • Meals will be provided at Club 90 at 3:30 pm for $2:50.  Barbeques take place Thursdays for $3:00.  Please call to sign up at (705) 848-2879.
  • Physical distancing and wearing face masks are required to reduce spreading COVID-19.
  • Members are not allowed in the kitchen or offices.
  • Everyone must clean and disinfect all surfaces and items touched or handled.
Please note that other social services and businesses have also had to suspeend their programs and close operations.
  • "The Beehive", a drop-in centre run by the Consumers Survivors Initiative is closed.
  • Cafes and lunch programs at the Salvation Army and Grace Christian Centre have been suspended.
  • 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.
Face Mask

Wearing masks is now mandatory both at Club 90 and in all indoor public spaces in the community.  The City of Elliot Lake passed a bylaw 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 one-on-one counselling.


By phone:
  • 705-848-2879
By e-mail:  
  • Jessica:  mhsupport@nscss.com
  • Kerry: supportmh@nscss.com
By  Social Media:
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/nscss/
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.

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 others healthy!

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