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Media Release – HH Moves into Covid-19 Modified Version of Step 3 Road Map to Reopen

January 27, 2022


MEDIA RELEASE

27 January 2022

Hastings Highlands Moves into Covid-19 Modified Version of Step 3 of the Road Map to Reopen

Maynooth, ON – The Municipality of Hastings Highlands wishes to release the following information in response to the Government of Ontario’s announcement moving the province into a Modified Step 3 of the Road Map to Reopen effective January 31, 2022. The modified protocols are in place until at least February 21, 2022, subject to trends in public health and health system indicators.

Hastings Highlands Covid-19 Planning

Effective Monday, January 31, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. Hastings Highlands will follow the lead of the Provincial Government’s transition to the Modified Version of Step 3 Under the Re- opening Road Map Protocols.

Municipal Office (33011 Hwy 62 Maynooth, ON)

During the Modified Version of Step 3 the Municipal Office will be open to the public. The Municipal Office will be open during regular business hours to make payments or to drop- off or pick-up a permit. We are closed for lunch daily from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. To speak with a municipal staff member, please call or email to schedule an appointment.

We continue to encourage stakeholders to use the online resources available on the municipal website at http://www.hastingshighlands.ca

Clerk’s Department

The Office of the Clerk will be exercising extreme discretion in the issuing of business licences at this time. This includes but is not limited to the issuing of licences for ‘Transient Hawkers and Peddlers’ otherwise referred to as door-to-door salespeople.

Commissioner for taking Affidavits can be completed by booking an appointment in advance. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

Council and Committee Meetings

The Municipality of Hastings Highlands’ scheduled Council and Committee meetings will be held by electronic participation and live streamed on YouTube until further notice.

Municipal Waste Sites

All Waste Sites will remain open in accordance with their normal operating schedule. Customers are encouraged to adhere to public health guidelines which include physical distancing and wearing a mask or face covering while attending municipal waste sites.

Indoor and Outdoor Facilities and Recreation Spaces

Under the Modified Version of Step 3 the Municipal Centre gymnasium (Emond Hall) will be open in accordance with public health guidelines.

Outdoor recreational spaces including outdoor rinks will continue to be open subject to the following Covid-19 measures:

  • Physical Distancing (2 metres)
  • Wear Masks or Face Coverings
  • Provincial Gathering Limits
  • Conduct a Covid-19 Self Assessment before attending an outdoor recreational space

Hastings Highlands Public Library

Please visit the Hastings Highlands Public Library website for information
https://www.hastingshighlandslibrary.ca/

Conclusion

Thank you to staff, Council, and the public for their steadfast patience, understanding and flexibility during the various stages of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Municipality appreciates your kindness and patience as we do our part to limit the spread. The Municipality of Hastings Highlands remains diligent in their fight against Covid-19.

For more information and updates, please visit the Municipality of Hastings Highlands COVID-19 information page on the homepage of the municipality’s website https://www.hastingshighlands.ca

On behalf of the Municipality of Hastings Highlands, please be safe and kind to one another.

– Tracy Hagar, Mayor of Hastings Highlands

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