Wellington County cancels library programs, March Break programming at museum

WELLINGTON COUNTY – The county has cancelled March Break programming at the museum in Aboyne as well as  all programs at libraries across Wellington.

The moves, announced on March 14, are part of Wellington County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the libraries and the museum will remain open, with staff screening patrons using Ministry of Health protocols.

“The County of Wellington continues to maintain public services as best we can,” said Warden Kelly Linton.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will be making any appropriate changes on the advice of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.”

All other county buildings and facilities remain open (some with restrictions), and services are running, notes the county statement.

“This could change quickly as the situation evolves and more information becomes available,” the release states.

Wellington County Child Care and Learning Centres remain open. Staff have increased their monitoring and cleaning of the facilities, officials say. Any children under 16 years of age who are returning from travel outside of Canada are required to self-isolate and self-monitor for a period of 14 days upon their return.

County officials say the most up-to-date information is available at www.wellington.ca or on the county’s social media platforms.

For a complete list of local closures/cancellations due to COVID-19, click here.

For the latest health information regarding COVID-19, visit wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/novel-coronavirus-covid-19.