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COVID-19 Media Release #13

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Media Release #13
For July 16, 2021 Release

Statement from Mayor Burrow responding to Step 3 of Reopening Ontario and Municipal Spaces
Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, Ontario

The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley’s Emergency Control Group met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the upcoming transition into Step 3 of the provincial Reopening Ontario plan and the continuation of municipal services.  The Township is pleased to announce that both municipal offices will be open to the public, without the need of an appointment, beginning on Monday, July 19th.  Visitors will be asked to adhere to the following precautionary measures:

  • Wear a face covering while inside our offices, library branches, and while outside of your vehicle at our Waste Site;
  • Provide their name and contact number for contact tracing purposes;
  • Follow the physical distancing measures in place, which may include waiting outside of a building until granted access by a staff member.

While the area continues to see low case numbers and high uptake in vaccinations, recently confirmed to be the highest vaccination rate in Ontario, we must continue to do our due diligence.  The Emergency Control Group unanimously agreed to continue with the guidelines and recommendations set forth by our Health Unit, leading for the continuing need for face coverings regardless of an individual’s vaccination history.  This is extended to our Waste Site for the foreseeable future.

Council and Committee meetings will continue to be held virtually and livestreamed to the Township’s YouTube channel “Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley”.  In line with the plans of other area municipalities, and due to social distancing limitations in the Council Chambers, public access to attend meetings in person remain restricted.  Staff are working towards solutions to allow the safe return of the public who otherwise do not have electronic access to meetings.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to explore the amenities available throughout the Township including its many parks, beaches, and library branches.  With the easing of restrictions, the public are also encouraged to shop and support our local businesses as much as possible.

We encourage individuals to visit the Township’s website, www.ektwp.ca for updates to municipal services and Covid related resources, as well as both the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (www.healthunit.org) and provincial website (www.ontario.ca) for the latest updates and vaccine information.