County extends facility closures ‘until further notice’

WELLINGTON COUNTY – The county is extending facility closures “until further notice” to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

“We understand the extension of these closures may be inconvenient, but the safety of the community and our staff remains our top priority as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Warden Kelly Linton in an April 1 press release.

Almost all lower tier municipalities have also extended local facility closures until at least May 1.

The county closure extension applies to:

  • libraries;
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives;
  • Waste transfer facilities (Riverstown landfill site remains open for commercial waste only);
  • county administration centre in Guelph;
  • county garages;
  • social services offices (residents needing emergency assistance can call 519-837-6274);
  • licensed child care facilities (emergency child care plans are underway for qualifying frontline workers); and
  • Wellington Terrace Long-Term Care Home (closed to visitors and volunteers – for addition restrictions and information visit the Terrace website).

The county is offering refunds for county facility rentals and PD day camps and will not be rescheduling bookings at this time.

Council and committee meetings will continue via teleconference, with residents able to call in and hear the meetings. Agendas and teleconference information will be posted on the county website.

Officials say the most up-to-date information will be posted on the county website or its social media account.

For up-to-date local health information regarding COVID-19, visit the public health website.

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