Health Notice – Wearing Masks During Medical Appointments

Gaspé, Tuesday May 26th, 2020 – In order to ensure safety and security within the facilities of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Gaspésie, the population is now asked to wear masks, or homemade masks, during their visits to the CLSCs, hospitals or clinics.

Masks are a measure to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus by people who do not have symptoms. It is therefore strongly recommended that the people wear them when presenting for care and services.

It is important to note some basic recommendations about homemade masks:

  • Wash it daily;
  • Remove it by the elastic bands;
  • Put it in a closed bag when it is removed, before returning

Remember that hand washing is the first measure to protect against infections, therefore it is important to wash your hands regularly, in addition to respecting social distancing (2 metres), when possible.

If a person has symptoms (cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat or loss of taste and smell), or is positive for COVID-19, or is awaiting screening results, they should not go to their medical appointment and must call 1 877 644-4545.

 

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Source :

Clémence Beaulieu-Gendron

Adjointe par intérim à la présidente-directrice générale et aux relations avec les médias CISSS de la Gaspésie

Tél. : 581 994-0364

clemence.beaulieu-gendron.cisssgaspesie@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Listuguj Community Kitchen Update

The Listuguj Community Kitchen will be open Wednesday, May 27th, 2020, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. They have 300 bags of potatoes and 300 packages of meats to distribute. Unfortunately, there is no delivery available at this time. Please make yourself visible at the food bank doors, and staff/volunteers will be happy to provide you with one of each item.

Community Kitchen Update

This is a notice to ALL community members. The community kitchen will have a distribution day today, May 5th, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

We would like to remind you that the community kitchen remains closed at this time. This distribution is for one day only and delivery is not available. There is approximately 75 bags to be distributed (same items as the last distribution day).

Please make yourself visible at the food bank doors and a staff member will come out and bring you a bag.

*** Each bag contains peanut butter, jam, apple sauce, a muffin, cereal, yogurt and bread.***

Community Kitchen Update

It is with great disappointment that we inform you that there has been a break-in at the food bank. Significant damage was done to the property and items were stolen. LPD are performing an investigation.

The Listuguj Community Kitchen will have one last distribution then will be closed until further notice. The last distribution is scheduled for today at 11:00 a.m. until all bags are distributed.

The Community Kitchen has set up a drive-in service. Tables will be set up outside the Listuguj Community Development Center. Simply drive up and our volunteers will hand you a bag of groceries. If you do not have access to a vehicle, please walk up to the tables, and we will give you a bag. Unfortunately, delivery will not be available at this time.

Please remember to practice social distancing and follow safety measures put in place.

Community Kitchen Announcement

We are please to announce that the Breakfast Club of Canada and LMG Education have contributed food for families of Listuguj students who may be struggling during this time (Nursery to grade 12).

The Community Kitchen and education staff will prepare grocery bags, and begin delivery at 1:30 p.m. today.

 

 

 

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We believe all Canadian children deserve an equal chance at success.
We believe a child can not learn on an empty stomach.
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Community Kitchen Update

The Community Kitchen has received a donation of 60 bags of fresh PEI potatoes, 100 boxes of cereal, and 100 cartons of milk and chocolate milk. These items are available to ALL community members.  

The Community Kitchen will be open today, Monday, April 20, 2020 until 4:00 p.m. Please stop by to pick up some goods.

Please present yourself at the side entrance and make yourself visible to staff and volunteers. Someone will come out to greet you.

Safety measures have been put in place and must be followed by all staff, volunteers and community members.

 

Additional Health & Safety Measures

As this situation continuously evolves, the health and safety of our residents remains a top priority for the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government. As an additional precaution, the Unified Command is now recommending that residents wear non-medical masks when in public.

  1. To ensure maximum protection of yourself and others, please take a moment to learn how to properly use a non-medical mask. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to put on a non-medical mask or face covering.
  2. Click here to learn how to make your own cloth face covering, which includes a few options.

 

Community Kitchen Update To Community Members

The Community Kitchen has received various donations of goods over the past couple of days from local businesses and organizations. We would like to acknowledge the RCVAA Campbellton for all of their help and their continuous donations to our community. We would also like to thank Dairy Queen in Atholville and Giant Tiger in Atholville for their very kind donations to the Community Kitchen. These businesses and organizations have reached out to the Listuguj Community Health Services and asked how they could help our community.

The donations we have received will be available to ALL community members.

Please stop by the Community Kitchen on Friday, April 17th, 2020 between 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to pick up some goods.

Please present yourself at the side entrance and make yourself visible to staff and volunteers. Someone will come out to greet you.

ALL safety measures are being followed by staff and volunteers.

Shopping Tips

 

COVID-19: Guidance for the General Public when Shopping for Essential Food and Retail Services

Essential services have altered the way they do business to minimize the risks and to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. In order to assist in this process, it is important for the general public to adjust their day-to-day practices to support the efforts undertaken in the community.

 

This document provides guidance to supports these efforts:

  • A limited number of customers are permitted inside grocery /retail food outlets to ensure that a safe 2 m or 6 ft. physical distance can be adhered to.
  • This physical distance applies to staff members as well. If you must approach someone for assistance, please respect the physical distancing mandate.
  • Shopping with family or other household members puts staff and community members at an increased and unnecessary risk. Whenever possible, shopping should be limited to one person per household. Shopping is not an opportunity for a family outing. Please refrain from socializing with others and congesting aisles.
  • PLEASE take a moment to read the signage that is posted in stores and familiarize yourself with any changes or policies that have been implemented.
  • Touch only the items you intend to buy.
  • Some facilities have directional arrows in aisles and physical distancing tape as a visual reference. These are put in place to minimize opportunity for transmission and should be followed. This may be enforced with verbal reminders from staff as needed.
  • Some stores are not allowing re-usable shopping bags during the outbreak and may be cleaning the grocery belts in between customers. Please be patient and understanding with changes and extended wait times. All measures taken are to protect the public.
  • We encourage the use of tap or credit card payments as opposed to cash.
  • Individuals who feel unwell, have a cold, influenza or COVID19 like symptoms (fever, cough), should not enter the store and should STAY HOME, self-isolate and call 811 for advice. Consider a home delivery service if provided.
  • Some stores offer a designated time for elderly people, customers with disabilities who require assistance or customers with compromised immune systems to shop, prior to the general public. This time should be respected and limited to those shoppers.
  • Grocery stores do NOT have a food or paper product shortage. Stock-piling is not necessary and actually prevents low-income families, and other vulnerable populations from accessing products when needed. Please buy only what you need.
  • Some households may be buying perishable foods in larger quantities to limit the number of grocery visits. Keeping your refrigerator at or below 4 °C (40°F) will help ensure the safety of your food and will slow down the rate of bacterial growth, thereby extending the life of your perishables. The recommended freezer temperature is -18°C (0°F) or below.

 

It is not clear how much of a role produce and food packaging plays in transmitting the virus that causes COVID-19. Research is still ongoing to determine more about the virus and how long it can last on surfaces. If you are concerned about potential contamination on your groceries, you can take additional steps to protect yourself:

  • Some people may want to wipe down cans with an approved disinfectant and throw away disposable packaging.
  • Fruit and vegetables should be washed thoroughly. (If you intend to use a mild detergent, ensure it is completely and thoroughly rinsed.)
  • When you are done unpacking groceries, wash any tables, countertops or other surfaces that were touched by grocery bags.
  • Cloth bags can be laundered and reusable plastic bags can also be wiped down.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after completing these steps.

Community Kitchen Open As Needed

The Community Kitchen will be open today, April 15th, 2020. It will remain open on an as needed basis. We encourage all regular Community Kitchen clients who have not yet received groceries to please call the Listuguj Community Health Services (LCHS) at 418-788-2155 and to leave your name, phone number and address.

Should you require information on becoming a client of the Community Kitchen, please leave a message for Jessie Gallant at the LCHS with your contact information. She will contact you as soon as possible.