April 7, 2020 Update from Mayor Burrow regarding COVID-19
Community Outreach Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, Ontario
The Township will soon be posting signage around the municipality to remind people to keep a physical distance. The signage conveys the 2 metre physical separation distance being recommended by health authorities when outside your home. The signage is in keeping with the messaging issued by the Province of Ontario.
The signage will be added to the Township’s municipal identification signage along roadways and posted at other prominent locations throughout the Township, including the Waste Site as a reminder of the necessity to physically distance to avoid the COVID-19 virus and it’s spread.
The Township’s Emergency Control Group met again today to monitor this ongoing health event and continues to meet regularly to adjust municipal responses where deemed necessary. A Mayor’s letter will be mailed out to all property owners to update everyone on the actions taken to date. This mailed outreach was deemed desirable in an effort to reach everyone with this information, including those whom may not use internet or television services.
For those of you who are self-quarantined due to age or health concerns/ compromised immunity, or who are experiencing challenges in having your essential needs met, you are invited to call the Township office (613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, extension 10) so that we can better understand your needs and do our best to coordinate a solution for you.
Residents are reminded that a County wide open air burn ban is in effect.
Residents are also reminded of the current added provincial directives that no more than 5 persons assemble and to stay at home as much as possible. To respect these directives:
– please do not host a garage or yard sale (these are not an essential service);
– enjoy the upcoming weekend celebration within your own household;
– respect physical distancing when out for walks and remember to not use playground equipment or sports fields as they remain closed.
Also, many community donation clothing collection boxes are full and overflowing and it is understood that these donations are not being picked up at this time. Do not leave items outside these boxes. Items left out in the open are exposed to bad weather conditions and such items cannot be useful to these agencies when damaged. Residents are being asked to hold on to these useful items until life returns to normal.
As a reminder, our Township offices, buildings and libraries remain closed to the public until April 20, 2020. The Waste Site remains operational, accepting only recyclables and bagged garbage/small household items at this time. This date may be revisited as this pandemic continues to unfold.
The Township’s website at ektwp continues to be updated to offer COVID-19 (coronavirus) health and protection information and links to reliable sources of information.
Anyone exhibiting health 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.
Again, if you are self-quarantined due to age, health concerns or compromised immunity, or are experiencing challenges in having your essential needs met, you are invited to call the Township office (613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, extension 10) so that we can better understand your needs and do our best to coordinate a solution for you.