The West Parry Sound Area Municipalities are working together to ensure proper communication is made with our community members and that community partners are engaged. We are working collaboratively to actively monitor the situation as it evolves and to ensure business continuity while following directions from the Ministry of Health and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.
Please visit the Town of Parry Sound’s website for information and updates.
COVID-19 Self Assessment: If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care.
Carling Wi-fi Update
The Township of Carling has created a Wifi hotspot for Carling residents to access from the parking lot of the Carling Community Centre. The intention of setting up this hotspot is to assist Carling residents in accessing school or work related materials. Unfortunately, since we are on a point to point network the signal is weak and will most likely be slow and at times unreliable.
We are working with an internet provider to create a more reliable hotspot, however this is still a month or two away. This is the best option that we have for now and we will continue to work towards creating a better system.
Carling Township COVID-19 Updates
Due to the COVID-19 Virus, the office will be closed to the general public until further notice. Staff may meet with the public by appointment only, at their discretion. Please call us at 704-342-5856 to make an appointment.
Please also note that all scheduled Council Meetings have been cancelled, as well as all activities at the Community Centre.These precautionary measures have been put in place to protect our community and to try to reduce the spread of the virus. Please see our Press Release for more details.
The Parry Sound Rotary Club is doing home delivery of food in the Parry Sound Area. They are working with Sobeys and the local taxi services to make this happen. For more information visit their website HERE. Please donate if you can!
COVID-19 Business Resources
Canada Emergency Response Benefit:
Applications open April 6th and its $500/week, $2,000/month –For people who have stopped working due to COVID-19.
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy:
This would provide a 75-per-cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020.
General link for all support:
Including more time to pay income taxes, economic response plan and additional information for you and your family.
Now is the time to step up and do your part to assist your neighbours. Do you know of community members who are home bound, who have recently travelled or are unwell and are self-isolating?
If so, please reach out to them and see what you can do to help. We have provided a support info page above.
- Do they need you to pick up groceries, supplies or necessary medications for them?
- Share your supplies, can you spare a roll or two of toilet paper?
- Can you offer a friendly phone call?
- Could you donate to our local food banks? Parry Sound Harvest Share and The Parry Sound Salvation Army Community & Family Services are working hard to ensure our vulnerable populations are taken care of.
Need help? Get in touch.
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Monday – Friday