Public Notices

Statement from the Medical Officer of Health regarding Halloween

Thursday October 22, 2020
https://hpepublichealth.ca/
Statement from the Medical Officer of Health regarding Halloween
Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/Oct. 21, 2020

To all members of the Hastings and Prince Edward Communities,

The province recently discouraged trick-or-treating in regions that are currently in modified stage 2 in Ontario. HPEPH is also encouraging local residents to consider safer options to celebrate Halloween this year.

While each family can make their own decisions about how they choose to celebrate Halloween, I am recommending that families skip traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and consider something different this year. As we have seen a slight rise in local cases of COVID-19 over the past few days, we would like all residents to do what they can to reduce transmission in our region.

Instead of traditional trick-or-treating, try:

a virtual costume contest with family and friends
walking or driving around your neighbourhood to see Halloween decorations
hunting for treats at home with your household members
an online pumpkin carving contest
a spooky Halloween dinner and monster dance with your household
an online haunted house game with family and friends
sharing spooky stories over the phone or video chat
a scavenger hunt in your home or on your property with your family
If you choose to skip trick-or-treating, simply turn out your lights or put up a poster on your front door to avoid any confusion.

I am asking everyone to be respectful and understanding about decisions to opt out of Halloween. Someone may be a Halloween fan, but it may not be safe for them to interact with trick-or-treaters this year.

If you do decide to trick-or-treat,

Only go out with members of your household;
Only trick-or-treat outside;
Both trick-or-treaters and people handing out candy should wear a face covering. A costume mask is not a substitute for a face covering and should not be worn over a face covering as it may make it difficult to breathe;
Do not congregate or linger at doorsteps and remember to line up two metres apart if waiting. Avoid high-touch surfaces and objects;
Whether collecting or handing out treats, wash your hands often and thoroughly, or use hand sanitizer; and
Do not leave treats in a bucket or bowl for children to grab and consider using tongs or other similar tools to hand out treats.

Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health and CEO
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Quinte Waste Solutions Notice

Thursday October 08, 2020
https://quinterecycling.org/
MEDIA RELEASE

-COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS-

Start date: October 1, 2020
End date: October 30, 2020

As a reminder, due to COVID-19, some residents may be self-isolating for 14 days as a precaution or due to illness. During this 14-day isolation period, to ensure the health and safety of our collections and sort line staff, Quinte Waste Solutions is asking that residents either store recyclables until the isolation period has ended or carefully place all material into garbage bags and utilize their regular garbage collection day for disposal. At this time, our Material Recovery Facility located at 270 West Street, Trenton remains open for public use (depot only). We do ask that if you have been sick, displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, or have travelled outside of the country, please do not visit our facility. If you must visit, please note the following: • All visitors will be asked to wait outside if there is already someone in the reception area being served. The entranceway to our facility will not accommodate the recommended 6 feet apart social distancing. • All transactions for purchasing of blue boxes or backyard composts will be completed by DEBIT ONLY. No cash will be accepted.

For more information regarding blue box recycling and proper disposal of household hazardous waste and electronic recycling, head to quinterecycling.org.

Rebecca Foreman
Communications Coordinator
Quinte Waste Solutions
613 394 6266 ext. 28
communications@quinterecycling.org

COVID 19 Assessment Centre Changes

Monday October 05, 2020
https://hpepublichealth.ca/getting-tested-for-covid-19/
Belleville/Trenton:
613-921-5544
By appointment. Form below to be completed prior to arrival to speed up process, can also be completed over the phone. https://www.qhc.on.ca/pre-register-for-covid-assessment-centre-bellevilletrenton-only.php
Currently a one hour wait in line with completed link.

Napanee:
Call before visiting: 613-354-8254
Lenadco Building- 310 Bridge Street West, Napanee

Picton:
Pre-registration mandatory, appointments can be made by calling 613-813-6864. Open Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.

Bancroft:
613-322-2825 ext 6222
Assessment centre open Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm

For more information on testing please visit the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Unit Website at
https://hpepublichealth.ca/getting-tested-for-covid-19/

Tyendinaga Township Celebrates 170 years!

Monday October 05, 2020
http://www.tyendinagatownship.com
To commemorate 170 years of incorporation Tyendinaga Township is selling t-shirts with the old logo on them. T-shirts are $20 a piece, XS-XXL unisex sizes available. Colour options of black, white, red and green. For more information or to order call Annie at 613-396-1944 or email recreation@tyendinagatownship.com

Township of Tyendinaga Declares Public Emergency

Tuesday March 31, 2020
http://www.tyendinagatownship.com
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2020
Township of Tyendinaga Declares Public Emergency
“As of 12:00 pm this afternoon, March 31, 2020 I have declared a Public Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act,”, states Rick Phillips, Reeve of the Township of Tyendinaga.
“Having conferred with my fellow Township Councillors and our senior staff, it is my opinion that it is necessary for me as Reeve, to make the declaration at this time. We are taking these measures for the following reasons:
• A strong show of support for the Provincial Government, Hastings County and all other local and municipal Declarations of Emergency.
• To support the continuity of operations of the Township in order to continue to provide services to the residents in our Township.
• Taking the necessary actions to support the health and safety of our staff.
“The Township of Tyendinaga has already taken steps to ensure that it has its continuity of operations plans in place and continues to deliver essential/critical services to the public. We have taken the necessary step of closing our Municipal Office, Library, Fire Hall and Recreation Facilities to the walk-in public. Our staff continue to provide services through on-line and phone arrangements,” added Phillips.
“On behalf of The Township of Tyendinaga we strongly believe in and recommend all residents of every municipality follow the social distancing and isolation guidelines being promoted by our health care experts. We will continue to support our neighbouring municipalities, residents and staff during this unprecedented event.” stated Phillips.
For More Information Contact:
Rick Phillips, Reeve Brad Roach, CAO/Clerk-Treasurer
613.396.1944 613.396.1944
For the latest updates please visit Tyendinaga Township on Facebook & Twitter or www.tyendinagatownship.com The Corporation of the Township of Tyendinaga
859 Melrose Road, Shannonville, ON K0K 3A0
Phone: 613-396-1944 Fax: 613-396-2080

County of Hastings Declares Public Emergency

Thursday March 26, 2020
http://www.hastingscounty.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2020

County of Hastings Declares Public Emergency

“As of 8:30 a.m. this morning, March 26, 2020 I have declared a Public Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act,” states Rick Phillips, Warden of Hastings County.

“Having conferred with my fellow County Councillors and our senior leadership team it is my opinion that it is necessary for me as Warden, to make the declaration at this time. There are four main reasons for this critical action,” said Phillips:
 A strong show of support for the Provincial Declaration of Emergency;
 To support the continuity of operations of the County in order to continue to provide services to the residents in our Manors, patients of our paramedic services, our clients and the public;
 Taking the necessary actions to support the health and safety of our staff;
 To support where we can, the operations of our local member municipalities.
“Yesterday, I spoke with Mayors of the Cities of Belleville, Quinte West and Prince Edward County about the declaration. Both Mayor Ferguson from Prince Edward County and Mayor Harrison from Quinte West advised that they intend on making their declarations simultaneously with Hastings County. As neighbours and partners in the provision of critical services to our residents and businesses it is important for us to work together as we deal with this pandemic,” Phillips stated.

“Let me also make it clear that the County of Hastings has already taken steps to ensure that it has its continuity of operations plans in place and continues to deliver essential/critical services to the public. We have taken the necessary step of closing our offices in Belleville, Quinte West, Madoc and Bancroft to the walk-in public. Our staff continue to provide services through on-line and phone arrangements,” added Phillips.

“The County of Hastings, its 14 local municipal members and our partners will, I am convinced, do all that we can to support each other during this uncertain and difficult period. Together we are strong,” stated Phillips.

For More Information Contact:
Rick Phillips, Warden Jim Pine, CAO
613.966.1311 613.922-1212

For the latest updates please visit Hastings County on Facebook and/or Twitter
County of Hastings, 235 Pinnacle Street, P.O. Bag 4400, Belleville, Ontario, K8N 3A9
Phone: (613) 966-1311 or 1-800-510-3306 Fax: (613)-966-2574

Recreation Hall Closed

Friday March 13, 2020
http://www.tyendinagatownship.com
Important Notice:
The Tyendinaga Township Recreation Hall will be closed effective immediately until further notice in the interest of public safety.
For any questions, please call the Municipal Office at 613-396-1944.