The health and safety of residents is the Township of Tyendinaga’s top priority as the COVID-19 (also referred to as the novel coronavirus) situation continues to evolve.
The Township of Tyendinaga is following direction from the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health , which is making decisions based on the provincial and federal response.
- Essential, core, and business continuity services are on-going (including snow / ice control, municipal enforcement, and recycling collection and the waste transfer station);
- All Township facilities, including the Municipal Office and Tyendinaga Recreation Centre, are closed to the public effective January 3, 2022;
- The main phone 613-396-1944 and email are monitored and staff will respond to inquiries;
- Hall rentals are unavailable until further notice. Any hall rentals that have been cancelled will be refunded;
- Curbside recycling collection is on-going as per the Quinte Waste Solutions Collection Schedule;
- Waste Transfer Station continues to be open as per their regular hours of operation;
- Public Council Meetings are proceeding on regular schedule via webcasting;
- All recreational programming is suspended;
- The various trails are available for use; residents are asked to practice physical distancing and all public health guidelines;
- The Recreation Complex and Community Outdoor Rink are currently being evaluated and will be communicated as soon as they are available to the public;
- For those residents who need to make payments to the Township, there are options available; for full details visit tyendinagatownship.com/tax.
On September 1, 2021, the Province of Ontario announced that proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (two doses, plus 14 days) will be required to access certain indoor public settings, starting Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
Here’s how that will impact the use of Tyendinaga Township’s indoor recreational facilities:
- With limited exceptions, proof of full vaccination and ID will be required to enter the Recreation Centre and Municipal Office Council Chambers
- Those who are not fully vaccinated (two doses of vaccine plus 14 days) or who choose not to disclose their vaccination status will not be permitted to enter
- Anyone entering those recreational facilities will also be actively screened, which means health and COVID-related questions will be asked prior to entry
- These requirements apply to anyone entering the facilities, including participants, contactors, volunteers, instructors, and staff
- Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine certificate
- Children who are under the age of 12 and unable to be vaccinated will be exempt
- Patrons under 18 years of age who are entering the indoor recreational facility solely for the purpose of actively participating in an organized sport will not be required to show proof of vaccination
- Individuals who are entering a Township recreational facility solely for the purpose of using the public washrooms will not be required to show proof of vaccination
Other safety measures, including the requirement for face masks and proper physical distancing, will still apply to anyone entering these recreational facilities.
The Township of Tyendinaga will employ a COVID SCREENER to verify proof of vaccination at our facilities.
Individuals can provide proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal. Those who need assistance to obtain their receipt can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.
For more details on the provincial requirement to show proof of vaccination, please visit the Province of Ontario website.
“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 Councilors 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 neighboring municipalities, residents and staff during this unprecedented event.” stated Phillips.
“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.
United Way Hastings & Prince Edward funding goes to agencies with programs within at least one of the following three pillars: “From Poverty to Possibility”, “All That Kids Can Be”, and “Healthy People, Strong Communities”, so that all people in our communities have access to meaningful opportunities.
Phone: (613) 962-9531
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HPEPH COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
All eligible individuals may book an appointment at HPEPH mass immunization clinics for first, second or third/booster doses through the provincial booking site, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. Individuals attending a clinic for first or second doses, may walk-in to HPEPH clinics without an appointment. Individuals attending a clinic for third/booster doses, may walk-in to clinics in Picton and Bancroft.
In addition to HPEPH clinics, additional opportunities for vaccination are available throughout the region. Find out more information about vaccination opportunities in:
Eligible individuals can receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies, by contacting the pharmacy directly. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.
Visit Hastings Prince Edward Public Health for current and complete information.