Wellington North: residents should eliminate non-essential visits to township facilities

KENILWORTH – Wellington North officials are asking residents to use the internet or telephone whenever possible and eliminate non-essential visits to municipal facilities.

In a March 15 statement on COVID-19, Mayor Andy Lennox noted taxes can be paid through banks, items like burn permits and dog tags can be obtained on the township website, and other services, such as those offered by the building and recreation departments, can be booked by phone.

“Staff are ensuring the continuity of service for essential services such as fire service, water/wastewater and road maintenance,” Lennox states in the press release.

He noted the township is working with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, the County of Wellington and Guelph Wellington Emergency Medical Service and monitoring the situation closely.

Wellington North previously announced all public skating is cancelled at least until March 16.

Lennox said the COVID-19 is not reported as circulating locally, adding, “All our public facilities are being sanitized according to Public Health Ontario guidelines.”

Further closures of public facilities will be considered as conditions change, Lennox said.

To view the complete March 15 statement click here.

For a complete list of area closures due to COVID-19, click here.

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