Mayor, Fire Chief, & OPP Inspector ask the Community to Stay Home & Self-Isolate

April 3, 2020
Mayor - Media Briefing

On Friday, April 3, Mayor Brian Saunderson, Fire Chief Ross Parr, and Inspector Mary Shannon (OPP) provided an update to local media outside of Town Hall.

Their message was a crucial reminder about how important it is to stay at home, exercise physical distancing, and self-isolate so that we can limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Local cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed and the virus is now spreading through community transmission.

The Town of Collingwood has proactively implemented a number of temporary measures to help get ahead of COVID-19 and to protect residents, staff, and businesses. The Town is closely monitoring the situation and is ready to ramp up Business Continuity and Essential Services Plans in the event that COVID-19 escalates further. Town Staff and Council are working hard to safeguard the best interests of the community while continuing to successfully deliver Town Services.

The Town’s critical and essential services, including fire services, drinking water & wastewater treatment, enforcement of priority bylaws, and essential front counter customer services will continue (online and over the phone). The Town has isolated critical Staff so to ensure the continuation of essential services.

The Town of Collingwood will continue to track financial costs and will look for additional ways to collaborate with the County, Municipal partners, and the local hospital.

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