COVID-19 Update - Thursday, April 2

Posted On Thursday April 02, 2020

CENTRE WELLINGTON – In support of the efforts of Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health and the Province of Ontario to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19, the Township has decided to extend all Township building closures until Monday, May 4, 2020. 

“The health and safety of our residents, program participants, visitors and staff is a top priority” said Mayor Kelly Linton.  “Our staff that are able, are continuing to work from home to maintain Township services.  These are unprecedented times, and we will continue to work with all levels of government to ensure the safety and well-being of our community”.  

  • During this extended closure, essential services and services that provide direct support to keep our residents and staff safe will continue.
  • All public meetings, including advisory committee meetings, and planning meetings, are cancelled until further notice.
  • Building Services have made operational changes to ensure the safety of staff.  Building inspections have continued, with strict protocols in place.  Learn more at www.centrewellington.ca/building  
  • Economic Development staff continue to work with local partners and all level of governments to provide resources and information to help our local businesses.  To view the Township’s Economic Response Plan and review on-going support and resources, visit www.centrewellington.ca/economicdevelopment 
  • All Township facility rentals up until May 4 have been cancelled.  Staff will contact those affected to discuss rescheduling and/or refund options.
  • Anyone registered in a winter recreation program will be refunded on a pro-rated basis for missed programs or lessons due to facility closures.  Staff will contact those registered after April 8 to discuss credit or refund options.
  • To comply with the new Provincial Order, the Township has closed all outdoor recreational amenities including playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, skateparks, picnic areas, park shelters, and other outdoor recreational amenities.
  • Green spaces in Township owned parks and trails will remain open, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others.
  • Phones will continue to be answered between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday at 519-846-9691.  General email inquiries can be sent to clerks@centrewellington.ca.

A special meeting of Council will be held on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 3 p.m.  Following the release of the agenda, should you wish to speak regarding a matter listed on the agenda, you must register with the Municipal Clerk via email kokane@centrewellington.ca or 519-846-9691 x243 by 12 p.m. on Monday, April 6.  The meeting will be live streamed for the public at www.centrewellington.ca/councilmeetings

The Township has partnered with the Grand 101.1 to host a special Swap Talk Virtual Town Hall with Mayor Kelly Linton on Tuesday, April 7 from 7-8 p.m.  This is an opportunity for residents to ask the Mayor questions about how the Township is supporting the community during the pandemic.  Learn more at www.connectcw.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.

 

For more information:

Kendra Martin | Communications Coordinator

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