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Covid-19 - Update #48

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

Illegal Dumping at Compost and Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

The Public Works Department would like to remind residents that leaving items at the gates of the Compost Yard and Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 128 Patterson Crescent is strictly prohibited per By-law 19-2013. Individuals caught discarding any items at the gates are subject to fines for illegal dumping.

This facility will remain closed until such a time as it is deemed safe to open for both staff and the public. In the meantime, Public Works staff will continue with the curbside collection of yard waste bags.

 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

The Ontario government is allowing certain businesses and workplaces to reopen as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Those permitted to start up include seasonal businesses and some essential construction projects.

The Ontario government is offering a new free 511 app which will provide truck drivers immediate access to the information they need to stay safe, fed and rested while delivering essential goods across the province during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Through an emergency order passed today, the Ontario government is taking steps to defer a portion of Global Adjustment (GA) charges for industrial and commercial electricity consumers that do not participate in the Regulated Price Plan for the period starting from April 2020.

Today, the Ontario government issued new temporary emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to support the immediate needs of the province's hospitals and health care workers so they can better manage critical health care human resources during COVID-19.

 

OTHER UPDATES

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

On April 25, 2020, the government of Ontario lifted restrictions allowing community gardens to operate following the guidance of the local Medical Officer of Health. Under the provincial Emergency Order, only gardens with the capacity to follow the requirements are permitted to operate. The Health Unit has prepared safe operating requirements for local municipalities and community organizations related to: entrance restrictions, physical distancing, hand hygiene, sharing and cleaning of equipment, signage, and communication.