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DNSSAB enacts measures over COVID-19

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The District of Nipissing Social Services Administration (DNSSAB) is the latest organization to take special precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are very aware of the seriousness of this pandemic and are, first and foremost, working to ensure the safety of our clients, staff and the community at large, while maintaining essential services,” says DNSSAB Chair Mark King.

Only essential core services will continue. These include:

  • Issuing social assistance payments – Payments will not be disrupted but recipients are encouraged to set up direct bank deposits if they haven’t already done so.  Please call the DNSSAB office if you require assistance.
  • All inquiries and applications are encouraged to be made by phone.
  • Social Housing properties will continue to be maintained and health and safety issues will be addressed.

Services that will NOT be available for the time-being include:

  • Most child care centres have been temporarily closed and all EarlyOn programs are temporarily closed
  • Face to face meetings will not be held
  • The Career Hub located at City Hall will be closed
  • All in-person workshops and training will be postponed

DNSSAB adds there are alterations to staff levels, including some working from home where applicable.

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Anyone who requires social assistance is asked to call 705-474-1923 or toll-free at 1-877-319-5411. DNSSAB asks anyone with inquiries for other services are asked to call the general number at 705-474-2151.

DNSSAB adds in-person meetings are discouraged outside of emergency situations. Further updates will be provided on their website.

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