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Thursday, 19 March 2020 13:24

Kawartha Conservation update regarding COVID-19 response

March 19, 2020 – Kawartha Conservation continues to monitor the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic closely. As the virus continues to spread throughout Ontario, the Authority has modified its response plan to abide by the governments’ recommendation to remain at home to reduce the risk of community transmission. Effective immediately:

  • The Kawartha Conservation Administration Office will be closed to the public indefinitely;
  • Staff are primarily working remotely and will not be available in the office. Members of the public are asked to communicate with Authority employees by telephone or email;
  • Our Senior Leadership Team is ensuring the organization continues to provide delivery of essential and business services during the COVID-19 pandemic and are evaluating the pandemic situation and our actions daily.  Our flood forecasting and warning services will continue without any reduction in service.  Permit applications can be submitted digitally to our office;
  • Staff working out of the Administrative Office will continue to practice social distancing and we are maintaining enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures;
  • Conservation Areas, including Ken Reid Conservation Area and the Off-Leash Dog Park, will be open to the public at this time, however, washroom privies will be closed;
  • Staff will continue to respond to inquiries, however, some delay in response time may occur.

We strongly encourage those individuals that do visit Ken Reid Conservation Area and the Off-Leash Dog Park to practice social distancing.

We appreciate that there may be a need to rejuvenate in nature and choosing to visit a conservation area to do this.  Please do so in small groups and ensure you’re maintaining an appropriate distance when visiting or encountering others.

We are all being impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic and the effect it is having on our daily lives. At Kawartha Conservation we are taking proactive measures to support the health and safety of our staff and the community.