County Extends Facility Closures Until Further Notice
County of Wellington
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 1, 2020
COUNTY EXTENDS FACILITY CLOSURES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
WELLINGTON COUNTY, ON – The County of Wellington is extending facility closures until further notice to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Extended public closures include:
Wellington County Libraries
Wellington County Museum and Archives
Waste Transfer Facilities (Riverstown Landfill Waste Facility remains open for
commercial waste only to assist essential businesses/services)
Social Services offices (residents needing emergency Ontario Works or Housing
assistance are asked to call 519.837.6274)
Licensed Child Care (emergency child care plans are underway for qualifying frontline workers)
Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home remains closed to visitors and volunteers. For more
information, and additional restrictions in place at Wellington Terrace, please visit:
Refunds for Rentals and PD Day Camps
Anyone who rented facilities or signed up for Museum PD Day camps in May through June will be given a full refund. The Wellington County Museum and Archives will not be rescheduling any cancelled bookings at this time.
Committee and Council Meetings
All Committee and Council Meetings will continue via teleconference. The public will be able to call in and observe these meetings. Agendas and teleconference information will be posted to www.wellington.ca.
“The County continues to follow the advice of Public Health Officials,” said Warden Kelly Linton. “We understand the extension of these closures may be inconvenient, but the safety of the community and our staff remains our top priority as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The County of Wellington will continue to monitor the situation closely and we will be making all appropriate changes as necessary. For the most up to date information, please visit: www.wellington.ca or check our social media platforms. For additional information on COVID-19, and how to protect yourself, please visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca.
Media, please contact:
Andrea Ravensdale, Communications Manager