March 24, 2020 (12:00 p.m.) Update from Mayor Burrow regarding COVID-19
We are doing our part and staying home until April 14th, 2020.
The Township’s Emergency Control Group met again this morning to discuss this on-going health event. To support the recent clear directives from both the Prime Minister and the Premier of Ontario, to stay at home and mitigate the exposure and spread of COVID-19, effective tomorrow March 25th, where possible Township staff have been directed to stay at home and work remotely until Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
The public is reminded that all municipal buildings, including libraries, remain closed to the public and that playground equipment in Township parks is not disinfected and should not be used.
The following essential Township services will remain in effect during this period:
- core Fire and Emergency Services;
- essential road maintenance;
- waste site operations (modified to accept recyclables and bagged garbage only);
- regular curb side pick-up throughout geographic Kitley;
- building permit application receipt and issuance, with a modified acceptance/issuance process, and limited site inspections.
The Township’s website at ektwp continues to offer updated COVID-19 (coronavirus) information and links to reliable sources of information. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of concern related to COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing) are again reminded to reach out to the local Health Unit at 613-345-5683 or call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000. Please do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.
Let’s all do our part and stay at home where possible. It is only with such collective action that we can protect our communities from this virus.
Please show your thanks and appreciation to our frontline emergency service and health care workers and to those workers keeping essential supply and service outlets open by simply staying at home and staying 2 m (6 feet) apart when you must go out.