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County to align services with provincial changes on March 1

February 25, 2022

The Province of Ontario intends to lift proof of vaccination requirements and capacity limits in all indoor public settings as of Tuesday, March 1.

The province is still requiring people to wear a mask when indoors and the County’s mask by-law also remains in place.

The County intends to update its services to align with the provincial guidelines.

Arenas, town halls, museums and community centres

Capacity limits at municipal recreation and community facilities will be lifted effective March 1.

Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter these facilities. Masks are still required under provincial regulations and the municipal by-law.

The municipality will continue enhanced cleaning of dressing rooms at the arenas in Wellington and Picton to ensure the health and safety of users.

Customer service (payments, Clerk’s office, burn permits, etc.) 

Municipal offices at the Edward Building (280 Picton Main Street) and the Picton fire station (8 McDonald Drive) returned to regular service on Tuesday, February 22. The public can drop in to the Edward Building (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm) and the Picton fire station (Monday-Friday, 9 am – 4 pm).

The County will continue to offer access to services online whenever possible and encourages the public to take advantage of these options.

The County’s vaccination policy will continue to be in place for Council members, municipal staff and volunteer fire fighters.

Mask requirements 

Masks continue to be required in all indoor settings as per provincial regulations. The County will continue enforcing mask requirements in County-operated facilities, including arenas and town halls. Those with medical or religious exemptions must provide written proof of the exemption.

Council and committee meetings

The municipality is making arrangements to facilitate a hybrid of in-person and virtual participation at Council, Committee of the Whole, and Planning Committee meetings beginning in April. Meetings will take place at the Highline Hall at the Wellington and District Community Centre beginning with the Council meeting on Tuesday, April 5. The public will be welcome to attend meetings in person or watch online. Council will receive deputations and comments from the audience both in-person and virtually.

Meetings scheduled for March will continue to be held virtually. The public can watch Council, Committee of the Whole, and Planning Committee meetings live on the County’s YouTube channel. Members of the public who want to make a deputation or provide a comment as an audience member can do so through Zoom. Email the Clerk’s office at clerks@pecounty.on.ca for more information.

Public Library

In-person book browsing and computer use is available at the Prince Edward County Public Libraries. Curbside service is available at all branches. Visit the Library website for more information about available services and updates about returning to in-person programming.

For more information call 613.476.2148 extension 1023 or 613.962.9108 extension 1023 or email info@pecounty.on.ca.

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