Two Kapuskasing residents have started a special ribbon campaign to show love and support for staff and residents at the Extendicare who have been dealing with the anxiety of the COVID-19 outbreak. Angel Chartrand who started the campaign with her sister in law says this is the least they can do to try and keep everyone in the community positive.

“We could just not imagine what the people felt working in an outbreak at the Extendicare,” she said. “We wanted to reach out to them because we can’t go in there and we felt what could we do to show that we are thinking of them.”

Photo provided by Angel Chartrand

Chartrand says the campaign is something simple everyone can do in a show of solidarity.

“Why not hang some ribbons or bows in your yard anywhere on your tree, on your door, anywhere where somebody that is going to work or maybe coming out of work is seeing that,” she said. “We are supporting them and we want to involve everyone.”

Chartrand hope staff at Extendicare will appreciate the support and will be able to share the pictures with the residents in the future. Kapuskasing and Constance Lake have been hit hard by COVID-19 in the last few weeks with nearly 30 active cases.