COVID-19

Date: Apr 02, 2020

April 2, 2020

User Pay garbage bags are available through many local retailers including: grocery stores, pharmacies, and hardware stores. These businesses remain open as they are an essential service. The County is also offering a temporary home delivery service for User Pay garbage bags. To access this temporary home delivery service, an online ordering and payment process is available at www.wellington.ca/wasteinfo.
Residents unable to access this service online can call 519.837.2601 and arrangements will be made.

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April 1, 2020

Town of Erin will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

To participate, please call: 1.855.756.7520 EXT. 58380#

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Business Resources:

The Town of Erin is continuing to closely monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and adapting, while ensuring the safety of residents, businesses and staff remain a top priority.
The Economic Development division will continue to offer support and provide businesses with up to date information and service excellence.

March 31, 2020

Wellington County will be providing $1 million dollars in low interest loans to help local County businesses get through the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. At a Special County Council today, County Council entered into a partnership with local Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDC) to deliver their
new Keep Well – Emergency Business Sustainability Fund.

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March 30, 2020

The Town of Erin continues to monitor and adapt to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Mayor Alls has made the decision to extend the closure of all municipal facilities to May 31st, 2020. Please see the attached News Release regarding the extended closure for more information.

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There is a lot of news surrounding COVID-19 right now, but it is important that we take a break from it and spend some time doing things we love, while still continuing to practice physical distancing. Mayor Alls has recorded a video on ways to maintain a healthy state of mind during these difficult times.

March 25, 2020

A Message from Fire Chief Sawkins reminding residents to stay home and take safety measures during these times.

News Release: County of Wellington's Solid Waste Services Update

March 24, 2020

Town of Erin will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

To participate, please call: 1.855.756.7520 EXT. 57734#

More information

News Release: The County of Wellington and All Seven Member Municipalities Announce Immediate Relief Measures

March 23, 2020

In response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Erin has declared a State of Emergency, as of today. This declaration, allows the Town to access additional financial and other resources as needed.

The decision to declare a state of emergency was made in consultation with the County of Wellington and fellow member municipalities.

During this time, it is important to remember not to panic, and to continue to do your part in keep our community safe. Limit your contact with other people, stay home – unless for essential needs and wash your hands regularly. Reach out to your neighbours and offer a helping hand, let’s continue to be the amazing community we are, even during these difficult and confusing times.

News Release: The County and All Seven Member Municipalities Declare Emergencies

WELLINGTON COUNTY, ON – Today, at 2:00 pm, The County of Wellington and all seven of its member municipalities declared emergencies in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990, as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The declaration was made for the following reasons:

  • A declaration of emergency provides the Head of Council the authority to take actions or make orders, which are not contrary to law, in order to protect the inhabitants in the area of the emergency;
  • If volunteers are being employed by the municipality in support of the emergency, it can provide those volunteers with WSIB protection; or
  • It can demonstrate to their residents that the municipality is taking the current situation very seriously, and is taking every step that they can to protect them from the threat.

“This afternoon, the County of Wellington and all seven Mayors made the mutual decision to declare emergencies in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic,” said Warden Kelly Linton. “With the recent confirmation of a COVID-19 case in the County, and evidence that the virus is circulating unknowingly within our community, we are taking this public health situation seriously. We need to make some difficult decisions moving forward to continue to effectively and efficiently respond to the situation in all of our municipalities. The health and safety of all of our residents is our top priority.”

The County of Wellington and all seven member municipalities will continue to monitor the situation closely and we will be making all appropriate changes as necessary. For the most up to date County 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.

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Media Contact:
Andrea Ravensdale, Communications Manager
T 519.546.7578
E andrear@wellington.ca

 

March 21, 2020

A Message from Mayor Alls

March 20, 2020

In addition to the below precautionary measures, the Town is continuing to follow and respond to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation.

Please be advised, that the April 7, 2020 Regular Council Meeting has been cancelled.
Notice

During this time, we have made the decision to waive the increase of purchasing dog tags for one month. Annual Dog Tag increases will not be applied until May 1, 2020. Residents are still able to purchase dog tags online or over the phone, more information:
https://www.erin.ca/living-here/home-and-property/dog-licencing

Click here to download our informative poster

March 18, 2020

The Town of Erin is committed to continuing to provide you with service excellence. The health and safety of members of the public and staff is a top priority to the Town. To ensure this, we made the decision to close public access to all municipal facilities. During this time, staff are still working full time to provide residents with necessary and essential services. 
Please see a full list of municipal services.

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March 16, 2020

The Town of Erin is committed to the health and safety of its employees and the community. We are continuing to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and making necessary decisions to reduce the spread of the virus and protect the public.

With the growing health concerns, and out of an abundance of caution, all municipal facilities, including Town Hall and recreational facilities will be closed to public access effective 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 until Monday, April 6th, 2020. With the public closure of Town Hall, we have made the decision to cancel the Regular Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, Committee of Adjustment meetings and all scheduled committee meetings between March 17th and April 6th.

Although meetings have been cancelled, elected officials and staff are still hard at work and will continue to provide service excellence to the community. The Town will continue to operate municipal services as usual. 

Please be advised, in an effort to provide convenience, while continuing to ensure the safety of residents and staff, the Town of Erin will waive the interest and late penalty fees on the March 31st Tax Bills for one month. Tax and water payments can be paid online or through the Town's Pre-Authorize Payment Plan or by dropping off payment at the Town's 24/7 secure drop box, located at the front door at Town Hall. Burn-permits and dog tags can be obtained online, building and planning documents can be submitted via email at building@erin.ca or planning@erin.ca and all other inquires can be made by emailing communications@erin.ca or by calling 519.855.4407.

For all COVID-19 updates, please continue to visit this webpage or follow the Town on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @TownofErin.

March 14, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health warns against large gatherings of people, the Town of Erin has made the decision to close all recreation facilities as of
6:00p.m. today, Saturday, March 14, 2020, until further notice. All recreation drop-in programs, services and rentals are cancelled at Erin Community Centre, Hillsburgh Community Centre and Ballinafad Community Centre.

Should you have questions about cancellations or refunds, please contact the Parks & Recreation Team at Bookings@erin.ca.

For more information on the actions the Town of Erin is taking to ensure the health and safety of staff and residents from COVID-19, visit: www.erin.ca/newsroom/news-releases/town-of-erin-implements-proactive-measures-as-precaution-to-limit-further-transmission-of-covid-19

March 11, 2020

The Town of Erin has implemented proactive measures as a precaution to limit further transmission of the Coronavirus, also know as COVID-19. 

Actions taken to date by the Town of Erin

  • The Town has proactively increased the cleaning and disinfection of common contact points such as; door handles, customer service counters, handrail, etc. 
  • Informative posters have been posted at Town facilities to inform both the public and staff about steps to take to reduce the likelihood of virus transmission.
  • The Town has increased Healthy Hands stations (alcohol-based hand sanitizers) in our facilities. 
  • Face masks have been made available upon entering Town Hall and other Town facilities.
  • The Town of Erin has closed all municipal recreation facilities as of March 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM
    News Release: Town of Erin Closes all Municipal Recreation Facilities until Further Notice

Please note that if you are unable to come into Town Hall to conduct business, you are able to do so online or via telephone at 519.855.4407. If you have any questions, please email communications@erin.ca.

Stay connected in the Town Council meetings by attending or watching via livestream from the comfort of your home by clicking here

Please avoid Town of Erin public facilities if you have:

One or more symptoms of:

Traveled to an affected area in the past 14 days:

If you have had a close contact with either a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19.
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • South Korea 
 

For more  information on COVID-19, contact Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at
1.800.265.7293 EXT. 7006

Contact Us:

Communications & Special Projects Officer: Jessica Spina
519.855.4407 EXT. 239
Communications@erin.ca