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COVID-19 Media Release #14

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Media Release #14 (January 6, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.)
For January 7, 2022 Release

Statement from Mayor Burrow regarding new COVID related Restrictions
Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, Ontario

In recognition of the new time-limited measures announced by the Government of Ontario earlier this week, the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley has elected to adjust its operation in an effort to limit the spread of the contagious omicron variant and other illnesses with the health of our staff and public in mind.

Effective Monday, January 10th, all municipal offices will be closed to the public.  The closure is expected to remain in place until Monday, January 31st but may be extended based on new recommendation and direction released by the province.

Municipal operations will continue with limited disruptions.  Township staff, where operationally feasible, will work from home and will be available via email.  A list of contacts can be found at https://ektwp.ca/contact-us/.  Council and Committee meetings will continue to take place virtually and available for viewing from the Township’s YouTube channel.

No changes are expected for waste disposal and collection, or snow removal.  Emergency services provided to the public will also not be impacted by these new COVID measures.  Outdoor recreational spaces remain open.

Business owners are encouraged to visit the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville’s Economic Development COVID-19 webpage for a list of supports, resources and programs available for businesses.  The webpage is regularly updated as information becomes available.  https://invest.leedsgrenville.com/en/contacts-news-events/covid-19.aspx.

Despite the high uptake in vaccinations, we all must continue to do our part for the safety of our community as a whole.  Please continue to follow health guidelines of physical distancing and wearing a face covering.  We recognize the toll the past 22 months may have on individuals and encourage those who may need help to reach out to one of the many local agencies here to support you.  A list of mental health and wellbeing organizations is available at https://ektwp.ca/resources-mental-health/.

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.