For the Safety of our Residents
Residents should continue to think about the actions that they can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. This includes staying at home as much as possible and being prepared in case you or a family member becomes ill. Everyone should be practicing physical (social) distancing. Even if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, you could become infected by others.
Residents are reminded to self-isolate at home and to comply with restrictions imposed under the state of emergency; this means keeping travel to a strict minimum. Enforcement officers are now fining people for violating the mandatory order.
Failing to obey the order has serious consequences, with fines ranging from $292.50 to $10,200. Fines are distributed through peace officers, not Village Council.
Mandatory Order COVID-19, section 18 states:
Everyone is prohibited from knowingly approaching within 2 meters of every other person, except persons with whom they reside. A person does not violate this provision who comes within 2 meters of another person inadvertently or despite best efforts to avoid close contact with others. This paragraph does not apply to workplaces.
If they do not live in the same household, you are not to be visiting them.
If they don’t live in the same household, you are not to be driving around with them.
Please be aware that although the Village Office is closed to the public, staff are on hand to answer phones with any questions or concerns. Call 843-6337 or email . Council will not be meeting during this time, however they do remain in contact via teleconference/video conference to discuss village matters.
Again, people are reminded to keep at least two metres from others at all times, do not form a crowd, and, if they witness non-compliant gatherings, contact a peace office by calling 1-844-462-8387 between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily. You can file your report anonymously. They will take your complaint very seriously. This line is for concerns and questions also.
RCMP Blackville Detachment: (506) 843-9400
Staying Home Saves Lives