Mental Health Supports in Hamilton

May 4th is the beginning of Mental Health Week. This article contains local supports for those in need of someone to talk to during these uncertain times.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

May 4th is the start of Mental Health Week, something that affects each one of us in different ways, with this year’s theme being Social Connection.

As we all spend time in isolation, away from friends and loved ones, social connection is more vital now than ever before. So with that in mind, our office has put together a list of supports and resources around Hamilton, who are there to listen.

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Community Gardens Declared an Essential Service

This article from April 27 has information concerning the recent provincial announcement announcing community gardens as an essential source of fresh food.

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The Province of Ontario has taken the necessary steps in order to declare community gardens an “essential source of fresh food” for people, especially those who are food insecure.

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March 26: Hamilton Health Care Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

This post from March 26, 2020 includes a press release from the City of Hamilton regarding a positive COVID-19 test by an employee at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

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Hamilton Public Health confirmed today (March 26) through a press release that a nurse at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19.

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March 24: Hamilton Public Health confirms first death related to COVID-19

This post contains a press release (dated March 24, 2020) from Hamilton Public Health regarding the first confirmed death due to COVID-19.

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Hamilton Public Health has released information regarding the first confirmed death related to the COVID-19 virus in Hamilton.

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March 23: HSR asking customers to travel only if absolutely necessary and other updates from the City of Hamilton

The following article contains multiple department updates as of March 23, 2020 from the City of Hamilton concerning HSR essential service, waste collection, parking services, vulnerable citizens and playground closures.

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The City of Hamilton provided multiple updates today regarding HSR service, waste services, playground closures, supports for vulnerable citizens, and parking updates as it works towards putting more safety measures in place due to the spread of COVID-19 in Hamilton.

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March 21: Hamilton Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care facility

This article contains a press release from March 21, 2020 by Hamilton Public Health Services confirming an outbreak at Heritage Green Nursing Home following a second positive case of COVID-19 among residents.

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Hamilton Public Health Services has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Heritage Green Nursing Home in Stoney Creek. Following confirmation of a case of COVID-19 earlier this week at the long-term care facility, a second case was confirmed as of this morning.

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COVID-19: City of Hamilton Service Updates (Updated March 18)

As of March 17, 2020 all City of Hamilton facilities are completely closed to the public in response to COVID-19. This article outlines what is closed and what core services will be maintained.

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Following an announcement from the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health late Monday, the City of Hamilton will completely close all municipal facilities to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until at least April 6, 2020.

This closure includes all municipal service centres, public counters and City Hall.

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March 18: Hamilton Public Health confirms COVID-19 Case at a Long-term Care Facility

This article includes a press release from the City of Hamilton dated March 18, 2020 regarding a confirmed COVID-19 case at Heritage Green Nursing Home.

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This evening (March 18, 2020), the City of Hamilton has announced the first positive COVID-19 case involving a resident at a long-term facility, and the steps taken to address this new development.

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March 18: Loading HSR Buses Through Rear Doors

This article has a press release from the City of Hamilton regarding service changes to the HSR until at least April 5th, as well as information about fares and Saturday service.

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The Hamilton Street Railway announced new safety measures today (March 18, 2020) that will impact riders and transit operators tentatively between March 19 until at least April 5, 2020.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Message from Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

A message from Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko about the COVID-19 pandemic in Hamilton – the City’s response, reliable sources of information and where we go from here.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

We are sailing in uncharted waters.

At the time of writing (11:00pm March 17, 2020) there were 15 confirmed positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hamilton with an increasing number of travel-related cases from the USA emerging.

Further, Hamilton Public Health Services (PHS) has identified one new COVID-19 case that is not travel related and may indicate person to person transmission within the community.

The City of Hamilton is taking all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of our community and ensure we’re prepared to respond to this situation as it evolves.

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