COVID-19 UPDATE: January 7, 2021 - Municipal Facilities, Services and Program Closures

The Premier of Ontario has announced the lockdown of Northern Ontario is extended until at least January 23, 2021.     

"In the nearly two weeks since Ontario was moved into a Provincewide Shutdown, trends in key public health indicators have continued to worsen in both Northern and Southern Ontario, including concerning trends in health system capacity, most notably in hospitals. Trends show increasing transmission in many Northern Ontario public health regions, with only one region showing a sustained low level of transmission. In addition, with the increased risk of transmission due to the confirmed presence of the COVID-19 UK variant in the province, the seven public health unit regions in Northern Ontario will remain in the shutdown until at least January 23, 2021. The impacts of these time-limited measures throughout the province will be evaluated after 14 days to determine if it is safe to lift any restrictions or if they need to be extended."  (News release from the Office of the Premier of Ontario January 7, 2021)

Due to this lockdown extension the following changes to Municipal services and programs will continue:

  • 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 remain closed to the Public until at least 8:30 a.m. Monday, January 25, 2021.  Residents wishing to make bill payments may do so via mail, at your bank, on-line banking, or over the phone. 
  • Staff will be available during regularly scheduled hours (unless otherwise indicated) to assist residents via phone and/or email.  
  • Commissioning services will not be available until at least Monday, January 25, 2021.
  • Cemeteries are limited to a maximum of 10 persons at a time.   

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Recreation/Community Centres

  • All Municipal Community Centres will remained closed until at least January 25, 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. 
  • 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. 

The Municipality of Greenstone continues to implement measures with the health and safety of all residents in mind. Please remember that this is a fluid situation and changes may occur at any time. For current updates please visit the Thunder Bay District Health Unit website.  

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

Thursday, January 7, 2021