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COVID-19 - Mayor's Bulletins

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Message from the Mayor

As you know, COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Ontario and our region. In this time of crisis, regular communication with residents, businesses and community stakeholders is critical.

The Premier of Ontario has now extended the Declaration of Emergency and issued a mandate on additional closures within the Province. The Town of Tillsonburg fully endorses these measures and has been proactive in supporting them.

To help you stay up to date on how COVID-19 is impacting our community, I will be posting an updated news bulletin each business day. In these bulletins I will share information about municipal services and facilities, as well as additional resources and information from our community partners.

Now is the time to stay engaged and follow the direction of our Public Health officials. We are all a part of the solution to this pandemic. Stay home unless your trip involves access to emergency provisions or services such as medical services, prescriptions or required groceries.

Stay home and stay safe.

Stephen Molnar,
Mayor, Town of Tillsonburg

 

Daily Bulletins by Date

April 6, 2020
 Public Health Update

Southwestern Public Health

Southwestern Public Health Daily Community Update

  • Southwestern Public Health has also announced that they we will host a Facebook Live session every Friday at 1pm to provide COVID-19 updates and answer your questions.

Southwestern Public Health COVID-19 Call Centre (1-800-922-0096 ext. 9)

  • Mon to Thurs - 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Fri to Sun - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Province of Ontario

Ontario Takes Additional Measures to Protect First Responders During the COVID-19 Outbreak

 Essential Services Update
Oxford OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) encourages businesses and individuals to voluntarily comply with the short-term restrictions introduced by the federal and provincial governments to combat the spread of COVID-19. While education, awareness and compliance are preferred options, officers will apply discretion to lay charges under the provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).

Enforcement actions can include offences relating to:

• operation of non-essential businesses and 
• gatherings of more than five people, with some exceptions

 

Learn more

 Facilities and Services Update
Town of Tillsonburg Parks and Trails

Town of Tillsonburg Parks and trails remain open but physical distancing is required. Please leave at least 2 metres between yourself and other users.

A current list of closures--including playground equipment--is available at www.tillsonburg.ca/covid19.

 

Long Point Regional Conservation Authority (LPRCA) Closures

All LPRCA property located in the Municipality of Bayham, Town of Tillsonburg (Cadman Park), Norfolk County, Haldimand County, County of Brant, Township of Malahide, Township of Norwich and Township of South West Oxford is closed.

 

Town of Tillsonburg Transfer Station

The Large Item Depot remains closed. The Yard Waste Depot is open with physical distancing requirements (Monday to Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m)

 Support for Residents

Ontario announces funding for families with children 

Learn about funding that families can apply for if they have children who are not in school or child care because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

Town offers email and phone support during COVID-19 

Do you have questions about the Town's response to COVID-19? Do you need help finding information or resources? Send us an email and let us know how we can help. Staff will be monitoring this account regularly. You can also reach our Customer Servcie Centre by telephone at 519-688-3009.

 Support for Businesses
Community Futures Oxford Micro Loan Program

Community Futures Oxford has introduced a new Emergency Micro Loan Program.

Program Highlights:

  • Eligible businesses must be located within Oxford County
  • Funding to be used for monthly cash flow requirements
  • Loan can be used to cover business rent/lease payments of up to $2,500/month for one year
  • Loan of up to $30,000 per client
  • No interest for the first 6 months (limited time offer)
  • Expedited application and approval process 

Town offers email and phone support during COVID-19 

Do you have questions about the Town's response to COVID-19? Do you need help finding information or resources? Send us an email and let us know how we can help. Staff will be monitoring this account regularly and responding. You can also reach our Customer Servcie Centre by telephone at 519-688-3009.

 Other Information
 View Premier's Media Conference - April 6, 2020
 April 3, 2020
 Public Health Update

Southwestern Public Health - Community Update

Southwestern Public Health has also announced that they we will host a Facebook Live session every Friday at 1pm to provide COVID-19 updates and answer your questions.

Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

 Essential Services Update
Oxford OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) encourages businesses and individuals to voluntarily comply with the short-term restrictions introduced by the federal and provincial governments to combat the spread of COVID-19. While education, awareness and compliance are preferred options, officers will apply discretion to lay charges under the provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).

Enforcement actions can include offences relating to:

• operation of non-essential businesses and
• gatherings of more than five people, with some exceptions

Learn more 

 

Tillsonburg Fire and Rescue Services

Are you thinking of having a backyard cookout or campfire this weekend? Please think again. While the Town’s Open Air Burning Bylaw allows recreational and cooking fires under certain conditions, having one during the COVID-19 pandemic puts our firefighters and first responders at risk. Like you, the members of Tillsonburg Fire & Rescue Services are doing their best to stay home and avoid contact with others to help keep our community safe. Please don’t take unnecessary risks. And remember, that backyard burning of yard waste and garbage is never allowed.  

 Facilities and Services Update
Facilities Information

The Town of Tillsonburg has now closed a number of outdoor recreational facilities as directed by the Premier of Ontario earlier this week. A complete list is available at www.tillsonburg.ca/covid19.

Parks and trails remain open but physical distancing is required. Please leave at least 2 metres between yourself and other users.

 Support for Residents
Town offers email and phone support during COVID-19 

Do you have questions about the Town's response to COVID-19? Do you need help finding information or resources? Send us an email and let us know how we can help. Staff will be monitoring this account regularly. You can also reach our Customer Servcie Centre by telephone at 519-688-3009.

 Support for Businesses

Community Futures Oxford Micro Loan Program

Community Futures Oxford has introduced a new Emergency Micro Loan Program.

Program Highlights:

  • Eligible businesses must be located within Oxford County
  • Funding to be used for monthly cash flow requirements
  • Loan can be used to cover business rent/lease payments of up to $2,500/month for one year
  • Loan of up to $30,000 per client
  • No interest for the first 6 months (limited time offer)
  • Expedited application and approval process 

Town offers email and phone support during COVID-19 

Do you have questions about the Town's response to COVID-19? Do you need help finding information or resources? Send us an email and let us know how we can help. Staff will be monitoring this account regularly and responding. You can also reach our Customer Servcie Centre by telephone at 519-688-3009.

 Other Information
 
 April 2, 2020
 Public Health Update

Southwestern Public Health Community Update - April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Self Assessment 

 Essential Services Update
Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH) is continuing to look for the items listed below to help augment our supplies and protect our health care workers during the COVID19 pandemic. If you are willing to donate please email or call Loralee Heemskerk (TDMH - loralee.heemskerk@tdmh.on.ca or 519-842-3611, ext. 5303) to arrange pick up or delivery.

•     Nitrile gloves

•     Hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol (preferably foam)

•     Disposable isolation gowns - Level 2

•     Goggles (clear plastic with side shield)

•     Shield masks

•     N95 masks

•     Surgical masks / procedural masks

 

Oxford OPP

Oxford OPP remind you to be aware that scammers are active during the COVID-19 crisis. If you receive a call from a business or government agency asking you for money or personal information, hang up, do research and talk to those you trust. Cybercriminals are capitalizing on public concern surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak with increasing numbers of phishing attacks through email, text message and telephone—with the end goal of stealing information and delivering malware.

These phishing attacks include communications through call, text or email, camouflaged to appear as originating from legitimate organizations, OPP or OPP officials, asking recipients to share sensitive information such as usernames and passwords or to open malicious attachments or transfer funds.

A list of identified COVID-19/coronavirus-related scams is available from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

If you are the victim of a scam, it’s crucial to report it to both the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and your police service of jurisdiction. If that is the OPP, visit opp.ca/reporting.

 Facilities and Services Update

Facilities Information

The Town of Tillsonburg has now closed a number of outdoor recreational facilities as directed by the Premier of Ontario earlier this week. A complete list is available at www.tillsonburg.ca/covid19.

Parks and trails remain open but physical distancing is required. Please leave at least 2 metres between yourself and other users.

 Support for Residents

Town offers email and phone support during COVID-19 

Do you have questions about the Town's response to COVID-19? Do you need help finding information or resources? Send us an email and let us know how we can help. Staff will be monitoring this account regularly. You can also reach our Customer Servcie Centre by telephone at 519-688-3009.

 

Mayor's Video Message

 Support for Businesses
Resources for Businesses (www.tillsonburg.ca/covid19_business)

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a tremendous impact on businesses in the Tillsonburg area. The Town of Tillsonburg is working with the Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Improvement Area to help support business owners through this challenging season. A new webpage has been created with links to various government programs that are being introduced from all levels of government. It will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. 

 

Town offers email and phone support during COVID-19 

Do you have questions about the Town's response to COVID-19? Do you need help finding information or resources? Send us an email and let us know how we can help. Staff will be monitoring this account regularly and responding. You can also reach our Customer Servcie Centre by telephone at 519-688-3009.

 

Mayor's Video Message

 Other Information

Do you have information you'd like considered for the Mayor's COVID-19 Daily Bulletin? Email it to us at covid19@tillsonburg.ca

 April 1, 2020

 Public Health Update
 Southwestern Public Health Community Update - April 1, 2020
 Essential Services Update

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH) is continuing to look for the items listed below to help augment our supplies and protect our health care workers during the COVID19 pandemic. If you are willing to donate please email or call Loralee Heemskerk (TDMH - loralee.heemskerk@tdmh.on.ca or 519-842-3611, ext. 5303) to arrange pick up or delivery.

 

•     Nitrile gloves

•     Hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol (preferably foam)

•     Disposable isolation gowns - Level 2

•     Goggles (clear plastic with side shield)

•     Shield masks

•     N95 masks

•     Surgical masks / procedural masks

 Facilities and Services Update

Staffing Levels

The Town has been proactive in making temporary adjustments to our staffing levels to appropriately reflect the demands on our facilities and essential services. This includes reassigning some staff to urgent tasks as needed.

 

Facilities Information

The Town of Tillsonburg has now closed a number of outdoor recreational facilities as directed by the Premier of Ontario earlier this week.

Posted Closed

· All ball diamonds - Completed April 1
· All basketball half courts - Completed April 1
· All playground structures - Completed March 26
· All outdoor exercise equipment - Completed March 26
· Bert Newman Gazebo - Completed April 1
· Community Garden - Completed April 1
· Gibson House Dock - Completed April 1
· J.L. Scott McLean Outdoor Recreation Pad - Completed March 31
· Kinsmen Bandshell 
· Kolin Smith Memorial Skatepark & Pumptrack - Completed March 30
· Lake Lisgar Gazebo - Completed April 1
· Memorial Park Pavilion - Completed April 1
· Rowing Club Dock - Completed April 1

 Posted Closed & Fencing Locked
· Dave Johnson Memorial Dog Park - Completed March 30
· Tennis Courts - Completed March 30
· Library Parkette - Posted March 26 with other playgrounds, Locked March 31
 Support for Residents
Helping Hand Food Bank - Existing Clients 

If you are a regular client, the Food Bank will be open Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please have ID ready. You will be given a number and will wait outside until called. One client will be allowed in store at a time. All hampers will be pre packed and bread, meat and dairy added when the client comes. No special orders.

 

Helping Hand Food Bank - New Clients

If you are now in need of support from the Food Bank and have not accessed our services before, please call 519-688-3434 to set up an appointment. Leave your name, number and details and we will get back to you ASAP.

 

Salvation Army – Tillsonburg Community Services

Tillsonburg Salvation Army Community Services is open to assist clients with emergency food and shelter by appointment only. Please call 519-842-4447 ext 104 or email suzen_nagy@can.salvationarmy.org.

 

St. Mary's/St. Vincent De Paul

If you need emergency food, call 519-842-3224 for assistance.

 

Walk In Counselling Services

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Oxford will be doing walk-in counselling through pre-booked telephone sessions starting Saturday, March 28.

Individuals from Tillsonburg and area will be prioritized on Monday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Book these sessions by calling 1-800-859-7248 ext. 210 and leaving your name and number.  A staff member will call back to arrange an appointment time. 

 Support for Businesses
The Government of Canada has announced a variety of new programs to assist businesses. More detailed information regarding these programs will be shared when known. 
 Other Information

Turtlefest, originally planned for June 19-20, has been postponed to 2021. Read Media Release for details.

 March 31, 2020
 
 Public Health Update

Southwestern Public Health Community Update - March 31, 2020

Statement from Chief Medical Officer of Health - March 30, 2020

 Essential Services Update
T:GO Transit

The maximum capacity of the T:GO bus is 3 passengers (and a driver) to maintain a 2 metre physical distance between users.  In the event the bus is at “capacity” when it arrives at your stop, riders will need to wait for the next bus. Please use public transit for essential trips only. If you have travelled outside the country or feel unwell, please DO NOT use public transit. T:GO staff are continuing to clean the bus each hour.

 

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH) is looking for the items listed below to help augment our supplies and protect our health care workers during the COVID19 pandemic. If you are willing to donate please email or call Loralee Heemskerk (TDMH - loralee.heemskerk@tdmh.on.ca or 519-842-3611, ext. 5303) to arrange pick up or delivery.

 

•     Nitrile gloves

•     Hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol (preferably foam)

•     Disposable isolation gowns - Level 2

•     Goggles (clear plastic with side shield)

•     Shield masks

•     N95 masks

•     Surgical masks / procedural masks

 Facilities and Services Update

The Town of Tillsonburg is in the process of closing a number of additional outdoor recreational facilities as directed by the Premier yesterday. 

 

 Posted Closed
· All playground structures - Completed March 26
· All outdoor exercise equipment - Completed March 26
· J.L. Scott McLean Outdoor Recreation Pad - Completed March 31
· Kolin Smith Memorial Skatepark & Pumptrack - Completed March 30
 Posted Closed & Fencing Locked
· Dave Johnson Memorial Dog Park - Completed March 30
· Tennis Courts - Completed March 30
· Library Parkette - Posted March 26 with other playgrounds, Locked March 31
 Posted “Keep Your Distance – Do Your Part”
· Trail head locations - Commenced Today – be completed by end of week
· Park areas - Commenced Today – be completed by end of week
 Planned Closures (to be posted when signage is completed)

· Memorial Park Pavilion - Pending Receipt of Signage
· Kinsmen Bandshell - Pending Receipt of Signage
· Lake Lisgar Gazebo - Pending Receipt of Signage
· Bert Newman Gazebo - Pending Receipt of Signage
· Rowing Club Dock - Pending Receipt of Signage
· Gibson House Dock - Pending Receipt of Signage
· Community Garden - Pending Receipt of Signage
· All ball diamonds - Pending Receipt of Signage
· All basketball ½ courts (Oak Park, Southridge Park, Memorial Park Pavilion) Backboards being removed today; Southridge hockey nets cannot be removed due to posts in ground, so will be caution taped off today
· Soccer posts at Gyulveszi Park – To be caution taped off as well

 

Support for Residents

Businesses offering delivery

The BIA has posted a list of businesses in the core offering delivery services.

 

Bag Tags

Residents are reminded that Oxford County bag tags are still required for curbside solid waste collection tomorrow (Wednesday). Tags are available for purchase online (tags are mailed to you) and at local grocery and variety stores. For those in self quarantine, contact the County of Oxford at 1-800-755-0394, or customerservice@oxfordcounty.ca

Government of Canada Programs

 

COVID-19 Inquiries

If you need assistance acessing a Town service during this time of extended closure, remember you can call our Customer Service Centre phone line at 519.688.3009.

We have also created a dedicated email address covid-19@tillsonburg.ca where you can submit questions and concerns.

 

Support for Businesses

Council supports BIA

Tillsonburg Town Council is continuing to talk with the Downtown Tillsonburg Business Improvement Area (BIA) regarding measures to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. At a Special Council Meeting held March 30, Council supported the BIA’s request to reduce the 2020 Levy. Council also approved reallocating $31,000 from the Façade Improvement Program to a BIA Business Retention Plan. The BIA will submit a report on this plan to Council by November 9, 2020.

 

COVID-19 Inquiries

If you need assistance acessing a Town service during this time of extended closure, remember you can call our Customer Service Centre phone line at 519.688.3009.

We have also created a dedicated email address covid-19@tillsonburg.ca where you can submit questions and concerns.

 

Other Info 

 

 March 30, 2020 
 
 Public Health Information

COVID-19 Community Update - March 30 (8:00 a.m.)

Ontario prohibits gatherings of more than five people - March 28

 Essential Services Update
T:GO Transit

Effective Monday, March 30, the maximum capacity of the T:GO bus is 3 passengers (and a driver) to maintain a 2 metre physical distance between users.  In the event the bus is at “capacity” when it arrives at your stop, riders will need to wait for the next bus. Please use public transit for essential trips only. If you have travelled outside the country or feel unwell, please DO NOT use public transit. T:GO staff are continuing to clean the bus each hour.

 

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH) is looking for the items listed below to help augment our supplies and protect our health care workers during the COVID19 pandemic. If you are willing to donate please email or call Loralee Heemskerk (TDMH - loralee.heemskerk@tdmh.on.ca or 519-842-3611, ext. 5303) to arrange pick up or delivery.

 

•     Nitrile gloves

•     Hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol (preferably foam)

•     Disposable isolation gowns - Level 2

•     Goggles (clear plastic with side shield)

•     Shield masks

•     N95 masks

•     Surgical masks / procedural masks

 Facilities and Services Update

Recreational Facilities 

The following recreational facilties are now closed to the public.

  • Dave Johnson Memorial Dog Park
  • J.L. Scott McLean Outdoor Rec Pad
  • Kolin Smith Memorial Skate Park and Pumptrack
  • Library Parkette
  • Optimist Tennis Courts

Parks and Trails

Signs reminding people to stay at least 2 metres from others are also being installed at key locations along trails and in parks.

Transfer Station

The large item depot at the Tillsonburg Transfer Station is closed until further notice. 

The yard waste depot remains open, however physical distancing must be maintained. 

 Support for Residents

If you need assistance acessing a Town service during this time of extended closure, remember you can call our Customer Service Centre phone line at 519.688.3009.

We have also created a dedicated email address covid-19@tillsonburg.ca where you can submit questions and concerns.

 Support for Businesses

Government of Canada

 Other Information/Resources
Tillsonburg Home and Garden Springfest has been cancelled for 2020. For vendor refund details, send an email to tburghomespringfest@execulink.com.
 March 27, 2020
 
 Public Health Information

COVID-19 Community Update - March 27 (8:00 a.m.)

 Essential Services Update

T:GO Transit

Effective Monday, March 30, the maximum capacity of the T:GO bus will be 3 passengers (and a driver) to maintain a 2 metre physical distance between users.  In the event the bus is at “capacity” when it arrives at your stop, riders will need to wait for the next bus. Please use public transit for essential trips only. If you have travelled outside the country or feel unwell, please DO NOT use public transit. T:GO staff are continuing to clean the bus each hour.

 

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll (AHI) and Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH) are looking for the items listed below for our hospitals to help augment our supplies to protect our health care workers during the COVID19 pandemic. If you are willing to donate please email or call Loralee Heemskerk (TDMH - loralee.heemskerk@tdmh.on.ca or 519-842-3611, ext. 5303) to arrange pick up or delivery.

 

•     Nitrile gloves

•     Hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol (preferably foam)

•     Disposable isolation gowns - Level 2

•     Goggles (clear plastic with side shield)

•     Shield masks

•     N95 masks

•     Surgical masks / procedural masks

 

 Facilities and Services Updates

Transfer Station

Effective Saturday, March 28, the Transfer Station will be limiting the number of users accessing the site at any one time to achieve physical distancing. To avoid delays and lines, please use the Transfer Station only if absolutely necessary. Remember that small items can be placed in regular curbside collection.

 Support for Residents

Get your questions answered

Do you have questions about how to access Town services while our facilities are closed to the public? Do you need help finding community resources? We're here to help. Send your email to covid-19@tillsonburg.ca.  

 Support for Businesses
Ontario offers toll-free number for support
The Province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the Province's recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health.
 OPP - Protect your business during extended closure

OPP West Region has some tips for business owners impacted by the closures, in an effort to ensure your property is less attractive to thieves.

  • Remove all valuables from storefront displays
  • Remove all cash from tills and leave open with the cash tray out and visibly empty
  • Ensure alarm systems are working and all contact lists are up to date
  • Post on doors/windows that the premises are monitored by an alarm company and that no money is kept on the premises. Include the 1-888-310-1122 number to call the OPP should anyone notice a break-in or damage
  • Clean all windows and floors prior to leaving and note when you've done so (have a log) as this will help investigators should there be a break-in
  • Consider a surveillance system which can be monitored remotely by phone/online
  • Consider putting a laminate on all windows/glass to discourage and help prevent easy entry
  • Keep some lighting on inside to help with video surveillance and consider lighting on timers if possible
  • Ensure all doors and windows are locked and secure
  • Ensure all exterior lighting is functioning and on. Consider motion sensor lights as another option
  • Remove anything on the exterior which could be used to gain entry to your premises (bricks, ladders, poles, construction materials)
  • Regularly check the building and keep track of when you check (have a log) but go at different times
  • Like your home, if it looks cared for and looks like someone is home or around regularly, thieves will move on to other locations

Our OPP West Region members want the public to do its part to help keep local homes and businesses safe during the outbreak. If you see suspicious activity around a business that you know is closed, or at homes where people aren't around, call OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If it's not a crime in progress, you can also make a report online athttps://www.opp.ca/index.php?id=132.

COVID-19 and SME Teleconference

An event presented by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/covid-19-and-sme-teleconference-tickets-101248300392

Donate unneeded supplies to Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll (AHI) and Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH) are looking for the items listed below for our hospitals to help augment our supplies to protect our health care workers during the COVID19 pandemic. If you are willing to donate please email or call Robin Schultz (AHI - robin.schultz@ahi.ca or 519-485-1700 ext. 8213) or Loralee Heemskerk (TDMH - loralee.heemskerk@tdmh.on.ca or 519-842-3611, ext. 5303) to arrange pick up or delivery.

 

•     Nitrile gloves

•     Hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol (preferably foam)

•     Disposable isolation gowns - Level 2

•     Goggles (clear plastic with side shield)

•     Shield masks

•     N95 masks

•     Surgical masks / procedural masks

 AGCO announces changes
As part of its broader package of measures to support Ontarians and businesses that have been significantly impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government has amended Regulation 719 under the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) to temporarily allow liquor sales licensees (i.e., licensed bars and restaurants) to sell beer, wine and spirits as part of a food order for takeout or delivery.  These changes are effective immediately, and last until December 31, 2020. Learn more
 Ontario's Financial Relief for Businesses
New financial measure will allow insurance premium payment deferrals for six months
Resources from Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Helpful resources from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce have been posted online.

 

 Other Resources

Southwestern Public Health

Ontario Ministry of Health

 March 26, 2020
 
Public Health Information
 Southwestern Public Health
 Essential Services Update

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

Under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), there are consequences for individuals and businesses that choose to defy the Act while it is in force. Contravening the expert advice provided by the Chief Medical Officer of Health to close certain businesses and institutions and limit gatherings to 50-people or less, the Provincial Offences Act (POA) has been updated to include three offences to be enforced by police, along with set fines per offence:

▪ Fail to comply with an order – Part I             Fine of $750

▪ Obstructions of Person                                 Fine of $1,000

▪ Corporations                                               Fine of up to $500,000

If you observe violations, you may call the OPP Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122. 

Facilities and Services Updates
Playgrounds in Tillsonburg are now closed. For your own safety and protection, please obey the signs and don't let children use this equipment. While parks and trails are still open, stay at least 2 metres away from other users as recommended by Southwestern Public Health. 
Support for Residents
Our COVID-19 webpage has been updated with contact information for a variety of social service providers in our community. We will be posting more information as it becomes available.
Support for Businesses

There have been several updates from the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada in recent days. The Town of Tillsonburg is also meeting with representatives from the Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Tillsonburg BIA to identify other measures that can be put in place to assist local businesses during this time. 

 

Video Messages

I will also be sharing video messages on the Town's Facebook page during this challenging time.

Contact(s)