Press Release, Township of Whitewater Region
The Township’s Municipal Emergency Control Group met December 30 to review the current situation involving COVID-19 and variants of concern.
The Township continues to maintain essential services and monitor the situation with guidance from the Health Unit and other levels of government. Essential services including administration, building and planning, curbside pick-up, landfill, fire response, water/sewer, and winter road maintenance continue to operate.
Out of an abundance of caution, please take note of the following service interruptions, with resumption no earlier than January 17, 2022:
o All three arenas are suspending operations starting January 1.
o Use of community halls (at main office and Westmeath) is suspended for this same period.
o The Whitewater Seniors Centre in Beachburg will be closed for walk-ins, but staff will be available via email at email@example.com and telephone 1-833-582-7004.
At this time, we will continue to serve clients at the front counter at 44 Main Street during regular business hours. The municipal office is closed on Monday, January 3, 2022. No other outside visitors are permitted for the time being. If possible, payments should be done online, dropped off in the afterhours drop box, or Pre-Authorized Payments can be arranged.
Some staff may be working remotely; however, they will be available via telephone or email. In person meetings with staff are discouraged at this time. Council and other meetings will be held virtually for the month of January.
Mayor Moore stated, “We must remain vigilant in our efforts to ensure everyone’s wellness and safety, including our staff.”
The Township strongly encourages our residents to continue taking every precaution in protecting themselves by following health guidelines – wear a mask, limit your contacts, wash your hands, maintain physical distancing, and stay home if sick or identified as a close contact.
Additional information will be shared as available on the municipal website.