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VICTIM SERVICES LANARK COUNTY - COVID-19                                                                                                                                        

Victim Services Lanark County continues to remain operational to those needing emotional support and practical assistance.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Victim Services Lanark County’s office will remain closed to the public until March 31st, 2020.
We will continue to follow recommendations and adjust this date as needed.

The Victim Services team will still be available by phone or email. You can reach us via email at: info@victimserviceslanark.ca or by phone at 613-284-8380 and someone will be in touch.

 

For more information relating to COVID-19, please see the following links

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-children-community-and-social-services to apply for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/#q0

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

 

Food Banks and Meals

https://www.thetablecfc.org/article/coronavirus-response

https://www.smithsfallscommunityfoodbank.org/

https://lanarkcountyfoodbank.ca/front-page/covid-19-update/

https://www.stjohn-smithsfalls.com/events/grab-n-go-meals/

 

Beware of new COVID-19 reported scams

Fraudsters are posing as:

  • Cleaning or heating companies
    • offering duct cleaning services or air filters to protect from COVID-19
  • Local and provincial hydro/electrical power companies
    • threatening to disconnect your power for non-payment
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization
    • offering fake lists for sale of COVID-19 infected people in your neighbourhood
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
    • giving false results saying you have been tested positive for COVID-19
    • tricking you into confirming your health card and credit card numbers for a prescription
  • Red Cross and other known charities
    • offering free medical products (e.g. masks) for a donation
  • Government departments
    • sending out coronavirus-themed phishing emails
    • tricking you into opening malicious attachments
    • tricking you to reveal sensitive personal and financial details
  • Financial advisors
    • pressuring people to invest in hot new stocks related to the disease
    • offering financial aid and/or loans to help you get through the shut downs
  • Door-to-door sales people
    • selling household decontamination services
  • Private companies
    • offering fast COVID-19 tests for sale
      • Only hospitals can perform the tests
      • No other tests are genuine or guaranteed to provide accurate results
    • selling fraudulent products that claim to treat or prevent the disease
    • Unapproved drugs threaten public health and violate federal laws   


For more information visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website: https://antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/features-vedette/2020/covid-19-eng.htm