Residents Encouraged to Take Part in #BellevilleCares Initiative

The City of Belleville is proud to be kicking off our #BellevilleCares initiative in which we are calling on residents to share some of the wonderful acts of kindness they have seen in our community recently.

Each day over the next few weeks, we will be sharing one good news story to our social media platforms to highlight some of the great things that are happening during such a challenging time. 

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Facebook – Share your story by tagging us in your post at @BellevilleON and using the hashtag #BellevilleCares!
  • Instagram – Share your story by tagging us in your post or story at @Belleville_ON and using the hashtag #BellevilleCares!
  • Twitter – Share your story by tagging us in your post at @BellevilleON and using the hashtag #BellevilleCares!
  • Email – Share your story by emailing us at (photos welcome)!

“Every day we see more and more people stepping up in our community,” said Mayor Mitch Panciuk. “From delivering care packages to those in self-isolation, to calling and checking in on a neighbour who is alone, there are so many great things that residents are doing to show they care. We wanted to be able to share some of these fantastic stories and bring a positive light to our residents during these trying times. We hope you’ll join us in showing just how much #BellevilleCares.”

A reminder to practice physical distancing by maintaining a distance of two metres (six feet) and to follow the recommendations of Hastings Prince Edward Public Health at all times:

  • Wash your hands frequently using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid shaking hands with others, use other forms of acknowledgement
  • Cough and sneeze into the bend of your arm, not into your hand
  • If you use a tissue, throw it away immediately and wash your hands
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth or eyes with your hands
  • Clean objects/surfaces that a lot of people touch (door handles, phones, light switches, desks), and wash your hands after touching these surfaces
  • Don’t share items such as cutlery or water bottles with others – even immediate family
  • Get your influenza vaccine to help avoid getting the flu
  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid contact with other people until your symptoms are gone
  • If you suspect you are sick, avoid visiting people in long term care, or individuals with health concerns

#BellevilleCares - Coming together, while staying apart.

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