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COVID-19 Media Release #15

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Media Release #15
For March 21, 2022 Release
March 21, 2022 (2:00 p.m.)

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

Today marks a new milestone with the lifting of further COVID-19 public health restrictions within the Province of Ontario.  In recognition of this recent change, the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley will be removing its mandatory masking for the public at municipal properties, such as at both Municipal Offices, Main Fire Station, library branches and Waste Site.  The public is welcome to wear a face covering at these locations should they wish.  At this time, the Council Chambers remains closed to the public.

The Township respectfully requests the public continue to practice precautionary measures, such as not attending our facilities if they are feeling unwell and continuing to sanitize their hands when entering our buildings.  Individuals are advised to consult the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (www.healthunit.org) for information about safe practices, isolation guidelines, as well as testing and vaccination locations.

Council and Committee meetings will continue to take place virtually, with Council reviewing this direction sometime in April.  The Township will be investigating ways to safely hold Open Houses concerning topics of interest to the public in the upcoming months, and will announce details concerning these events to the public in advance.

While the severity of COVID may be receding, its effects may be long lasting.  Those who are experiencing times of difficulty are encouraged to reach out to one of the many local agencies available to offer support.  A list of mental health and wellbeing organizations is available at https://ektwp.ca/resources-mental-health/.

Finally, the Municipal Emergency Management Committee would like to remind residents that the warmer weather can bring forward flooding concerns.  Property owners are reminded to take precautionary measures to avoid damage to their property and to listen to announcements from the area’s Conservation Authorities concerning water levels.