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No cancellations, but Wellington County townships monitoring COVID-19 situation closely

Beyond recommended proactive measures, it's business as usual in the townships
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WELLINGTON COUNTY – There have been no cancellations reported in any of the seven municipalities in the county but that could change should the COVID-19 situation worsen in the region.

“At this point we’re just following the recommended fact sheet for cleaning that was put out by public health and we’re monitoring the situation very closely,” said Karen Wallace, director of legislative services for the Township of Wellington North. “It’s very fluid, it could change at any time.”

Wallace added that the town is offering refunds for facility bookings if anyone feels it is best to cancel an event. 

Amanda Knight, clerk for the Township of Guelph/Eramosa, said the town is also operating as usual apart from proactive measures of cleaning public facilities more often. 

“In terms of regularly scheduled council and committee meetings those are proceeding as planned,” Knight said. “For any meeting that can occur through teleconference, that’s going to be our approach.”

Centre Wellington Communications Coordinator Kendra Martin said any this weekend’s events have not been cancelled by either those who rented the facilities or the township. Besides some public outreach about healthy practices, it’s business as usual in Centre Wellington. 

“We’re just reminding people there’s simple ways to reduce your risk:  wash your hands, avoid touching your eyes or mouth, stay home if you’re not feeling well, cover your cough and so on,” Martin said. “Other than that, we haven’t cancelled anything at this time.”

Keegan Kozolanka

About the Author: Keegan Kozolanka

Keegan Kozolanka is a general assignment reporter for EloraFergusToday, covering Wellington County. Keegan has been working with Village Media for more than two years and helped launch EloraFergusToday in 2021.
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