COVID-19 UPDATE: December 21, 2020 - Municipal Facilities, Services and Program Closures

The Premier of Ontario has announced the entire Province will be entering the "Grey Zone" on Boxing Day.  Northern Ontario is scheduled to remain in this Zone for 14 days.   

"As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown. Additional restrictions will be put into place and reinforce that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. The Provincewide Shutdown will go into effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m."

Please remember that this is a fluid situation and any changes and updates will be provided as they become available. 

  • No unnecessary entrance to any Municipal building is permitted by any persons including Municipal employees.  Telephone and email communications are to be utilized whenever possible. 
  • All Municipal Administration/Ward Offices are closed to the Public as of 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 24, 2020 until 8:30 a.m. Monday, January 11, 2021.  Residents wishing to make bill payments may do so via mail, at your bank, on-line banking, or over the phone.  Please note penalties will not be incurred at this time for late payment of the fourth quarter water billing which is due December 31, 2020. 
  • Staff will be available during regularly scheduled hours (unless otherwise indicated) to assist residents via phone and/or email.  
  • Cemeteries are limited to a maximum of 10 persons at a time.   

Office Contact List

Recreation/Community Centres

  • All Municipal Community Centres are closed from 6:00 p.m. December 24, 2020 until January 11, 2021.

Public Works

  • All Public Works buildings are closed to public access.  Regular services and operations (garbage pickup, snow clearing, etc.) will continue.

Community Services

  • Senior’s Programming provided by the Municipality in Geraldton will be limited to transportation services for grocery shopping and medication pickups from the pharmacy and will be limited to one person at a time. To schedule please call 854-1100 ext. 2010. (Please note that this service is closed during the holidays and will be available on January 4, 2021)
  • Senior's Transportation services in Longlac will be limited to grocery shopping and medication pickups from the pharmacy and will be limited to one person at a time. To schedule, call the Longlac Ward Office at 876-2316. (Please note that this service is closed during the holidays and will be available on January 4, 2021)

Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives

 

Monday, December 21, 2020