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Notice to the Public – COVID-19 – Update April 19, 2021

On April 8, 2021 the Government of Ontario declared a state of emergency and enacted a provincewide stay-at-home order. This is a result of the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the threat on the province’s hospital system capacity and the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants.

This puts in place shutdown measures that:
– are the most stringent, to address rapidly escalating conditions, including the spread of variants of concern
– include business closures in higher risk sectors (for example, fitness activities, personal care service establishments, indoor and outdoor dining)

Detailed information can be found here: COVID-19: enhanced public health and workplace safety measures

On April 16, 2021 the Government of Ontario announced a 2-week extension to the stay-at-home order. Complete details are available in Ontario Regulation 82/20 (which was subsequently amended on April 17).

Municipal Operations

The Municipal Office will be open to the Public during regular hours of operation. A limit of 10 patrons are allowed in the building. Masks and Physical Distancing are required. Please make an appointment if you need to meet with a specific employee.

Council Meetings will be held virtually. Members of the public will not be able to attend in-person. Information on how to participate are posted on the Council Agendas and Meetings Page, and on our Facebook Page.

Municipal Parks and Playgrounds are open to the public. Facilities are not sanitized on a regular basis – please practice good hand hygiene and physical distancing when using these facilities with your family. Washrooms at the Waterfront Park, Sportsplex and Splash Pad will remain closed.

The Recreation Centre, KinFit Gym and Youth Drop-In remain closed.

COVID Procedures and Rules

The Township of Ear Falls has updated its COVID-19 Procedures and Rules for Municipal Facilities effective February, 2021. The complete package is available at the link below.