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Can You Help? Do You Need Help?

March 31, 2020

Community Supports Community

If you are able to assist someone in our area during the COVID-19 crisis or if you, yourself or someone you know need assistance, please complete the form found at  This confidential form will allow Hanna Emergency Social Services Team to assist.  Some of the areas that are included on the form include: Driving;  Shopping;  Child Care;  Tutoring;  Therapy 

And, if the area you need help isn’t listed, there’s a section to write it in.

Just because you are self isolating, doesn’t mean you are alone.

Snowbirds!  Travellers!

The rules around mandatory self-isolation changed yesterday.  Under the new rules,  anyone under mandatory self-isolation must stay inside and may only go outside on their own private property such as their yard or balcony-providing it is at least 2m from their neighbour.  If you are in mandatory self isolation you must adhere to the following:

  • Do not go to school work or other public areas or community settings.
  • Do not go outside for a walk through your neighbourhood or park.  This includes  children in mandatory self isolation.
  • You can get fresh air in your backyard, if you have one, but must remain on private property not accessibly by others.
  • If you live in an apartment you must stay inside and cannot use the elevators or stairwells to go outside.  If your balcony is private and is at least 2 meters away from your closets neighbour, you may go outside on your balcony.
  • Avoid close contact with household members especially seniors and those with chronic conditions or compromised immune system.

Mandatory Self Isolation – What does that mean

It means that you are required to self-isolate if:

  • You returned from travelling outside of Canada, you must self-isolate for a full 14 days from your return.  
  • You have been identified by AHS as a close contact of a person with COVID-19.  
  • If either of the above hold true and you experience the onset of symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period, you must continue to self-isolate for an additional 10 days from the onset of any symptoms or until you feel better, whichever is longer.

Let’s Talk Poop

Yup.  Public Works has been experiencing some sewer issues.  Please remember.  Do not try to flush “The Unflushables”   Even though those wipes say flushable, they still plug your sewer and the sewer main.  If it’s your sewer that plugs, you are responsible.  Remember, and remind the kids about the  3P’s  too:  Only poop, pee and paper (Toilet Paper) can be flushed.

Q & A for Dr. Fortna

Dr. Fortna would like to answer questions citizens may have regarding COVID-19 and Hanna.  If you have a question you’d like her to respond to, please submit it in the form below.