Mapleton township office closed to public due to staff COVID-19 cases

Temporary office closure expected to extend until May 24

MAPLETON – The township administrative office has been closed to the public due to a high number of COVID-19 cases among municipal staff.

In a press release issued on May 16, township officials state, “Effective today, to protect public health and safety and the health safety of the staff at the Township of Mapleton, the administrative office is closed to the public, with minimal staff, until Tuesday, May 24, 2022.”

The release notes the status of the closure will be re-evaluated on May 24.

“We’ve had a few people testing positive and of course, in an abundance of caution, we want to protect our staff as well as the public,” Mapleton CAO Manny Baron told the Advertiser.

“There’s enough staff (testing positive for COVID-19) that we had to take these precautions because we don’t want it spreading any further.”

The release notes municipal staff can be reached through email and through the municipal phone system at 519-638-3313.

Anyone requiring an in-person appointment at the office, is advised to call in advance to make arrangements prior to visiting the municipal office.

The release indicates updates to the situation will be posted on the township’s website and social media pages.