KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes has removed the requirement for the mandatory vaccination of staff except for those who work at Victoria Manor. The tracking of vaccination status has also been discontinued and vaccination passports are no longer required for the public attending facilities and events.
“We are in a transition period, which will likely last at least until the end of April. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and are moving from response towards recovery, but we’re not completely out of the woods yet,” commented Ron Taylor, CAO of City of Kawartha Lakes.
As of March 21, the municipality has lifted masking in most public spaces with the exception of high risk and healthcare settings, including emergency responders and our Victoria Manor Long Term Care Home, and in congregate setting where distancing cannot be consistently maintained, including Lindsay Transit and LIMO buses, and meeting spaces.
Most municipal services have been modified but are open and will continue to be expanded where possible according to officials. Currently, all services and facilities are reopening or being prepared to reopen, including parks, service centres, and public amenities.
For municipal services and facilities affected by the pandemic, please visit COVID-19 Information.
The HKPR District Health Unit provides ongoing guidance and information on preventing the spread of COVID-19 on their website at www.hkpr.on.ca.