COVID-19 Update - Sunday, March 22

Posted On Sunday March 22, 2020

CENTRE WELLINGTON – The COVID-19 situation continues to change rapidly, and as a Township, we are doing our best to adapt how we conduct business and serve our community, while protecting the safety of our staff and residents. Township officials are working closely with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to respond to the situation.

“This is a challenging time for all” said Mayor Kelly Linton.  “We are all navigating this pandemic day by day, hour by hour.  We recognize that everyone is concerned about COVID-19 and how it will affect their families and future economics.  We, as a Township will work with upper levels of government to assist our residents and businesses where possible”.

Based on advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, and the Ontario government’s declaration of an emergency, in order to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • The Township has closed all facilities and buildings to the public, until further notice. 
  • Township staff will be available to assist and service residents by electronic means only. 
    • Phones will continue to be answered during regular business hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, as well as afterhours at the Township’s Emergency Call-Centre for water, wastewater, and road emergencies, at 519-846-9691
    • General email inquiries can be sent to clerks@centrewellington.ca.
  • Based on the advice of Public Health, all outdoor play structures and skateparks are closed. 
  • The trails and open spaces in our parks are open and the public should continue to self-distance themselves while using these spaces.
  • Essential services such as water, wastewater, Fire and roads will continue to operate on a priority basis to support our community. 
  • In-home service requests and water meter services are cancelled until further notice

To keep yourself and your family safe, and prevent the spread of infection:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Stay home when you are ill.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces like door knobs, toilet seats, light switches, etc.
  • Wipe down phones, computers and other devices regularly with alcohol wipes.
  • Self-isolate if you are symptomatic or if you may have been exposed to the virus.
  • Voluntarily avoid crowded places and practice social distancing by staying at least 2 metres away from other people.
  • Upon return to Canada from any destination outside Canada, it is essential to Self-isolate for 14 days after your return. 


As the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic continues to unfold and new information is released so fast that it feels hard to keep up, it’s important to take a step back and focus on what you can control to best support you and your family’s mental health.  For more information on COVID-19, and tips on taking care of your mental health during social distancing and social isolation, please contact Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at (519) 822-2715 or visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca

This is a rapidly evolving situation; discussions and decisions are ongoing. Any changes in operations will be communicated and posted to the Townships website at www.centrewellington.ca/emergencyplanning and on our social media platforms, www.facebook.com/CentreWellington and Twitter www.twitter.com/CentrWellington

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

For more information:

Kendra Martin  | Communications Coordinator

Township of Centre Wellington | 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON  N0B 1S0

519.846.9691  x220  centrewellington.ca
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