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County continues to provide essential services

January 22, 2021   ·   0 Comments

The County of Simcoe will continue to provide services that are deemed essential during the current Provincial Emergency Declaration.

All programs that are operating will do so in alignment with Public Health guidelines.

Administration centres are closed as are County-run buildings like the Simcoe County Museum.

The list of essential services that will continue include landfills and curbside waste collection.

For safety precautions, it should be noted that landfill sites will not accept cash and will move to cashless transactions only. They will take debit and credit only with tap preferred to avoid having people touch the debit machines.

The LINX Transit system will continue to operate all routes with safety precautions in place.

There is no immediate change to route schedules, however staff will monitor passenger volume and adjust schedules as needed.

All Ontario Works offices will remain open.

The County is collaborating with local licensed child care operators to develop Emergency Child Care Programs for eligible parents of school-aged children. This was request by the Ministry of Education.

This includes support for licensed home child care providers who wish to offer additional hours to support the child care needs of Emergency workers.

The County will continue to maintain safe operations in Long-Term Care and Seniors Services facilities.

It will continue to operate paramedic services, Economic Development and Tourism, library co-operative, Simcoe County Forests, transportation and engineering, roads and plowing services, Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, social housing, immigration services, children and community services, and legislative and government services including virtual council meetings.

Staff will be working remotely where possible.

By Brian Lockhart
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter



         


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