Update from Elizabethtown-Kitley Mayor Burrow regarding COVID-19 – HomeTown TV12

Update from Elizabethtown-Kitley Mayor Burrow regarding COVID-19

Update from Elizabethtown-Kitley Mayor Burrow regarding COVID-19

Playgrounds and Sports fields are now closed

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley – The Township’s Emergency Control Group met again today regarding this ongoing health event. In accordance with Provincial directives, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 all playgrounds and sports fields throughout the Township are now closed. Green spaces within park areas remain available for residents to take walks, but physical distancing of at least 2 m or 6 ft. apart is required. The Township will be adding signage to improve this physical distance messaging in the community.

To support both Federal and Provincial directives, the Township offices, buildings and libraries remains closed to the public until April 20, 2020 and staff are working remotely where possible until April 14, 2020. These dates may be revisited as this pandemic unfolds further.

The Township’s municipal waste site still accepts recycling and bagged garbage only. However, only Township ratepayers may access the waste site, as the site is not set up to deal with any regional volumes.

The following essential Township services remain in effect for ratepayers:

– 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 (however all garbage must now be put into garbage bags and tide up/tagged for pick up and kept to under 44 lbs. and recycling must be sorted. Unsorted recycling will not be picked up);
– building permit application receipt and issuance, and development with a modified acceptance/issuance process, and limited site inspections.

The Township’s website at www.ektwp.ca continues to be updated to offer COVID-19 (coronavirus) health and protection information and links to reliable sources of information, including information for our business community and a link to an on-line survey being conducted until April 3rd at noon by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville on business impacts and on connecting businesses to existing programs.

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.

We must all do our part by staying at home as much as possible, avoid gathering of more than 5 persons and when venturing out for necessities or a walk, stay 2m (6 ft.) apart. We need to reduce the spread of this virus within our communities. You can help.

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