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Covid-19 Information

On January 12, 2021 the province entered into a state of emergency. A stay at home order has also been issued and will come into effect as of 12:01am on January 14, 2021.

Stay home, stay safe, save lives

What does a stay-at-home order mean?
The stay-at-home order requires everyone to remain at home with exceptions for permitted purposes or activities, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for work where the work cannot be done remotely. This order and other new and existing public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people's mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside an immediate household.

Where can I go for more information on covid-19 cases?COVID-19 Data
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has a helpful tool on their website where you can find out information related to cases within our region.
The Government of Ontario also has a report on their website where you can find out more information on cases across the province, including demographics and timelines. 

To lodge a COVID-19 related complaint about non-compliance with health and safety measures:
Please fill out an online complaint form and a member of the Municipal Law Enforcement division will respond.

Important information regarding the shutdown

Affected Municipal Services

Last updated January 13, 2021.

Municipal Administration

All buildings are closed to the public, including City Hall and all Municipal Service Centres.

  • Staff will continue to be available by telephone and email during regular business hours. Staff can be contacted by visiting the Departments page of the website.
  • The Municipal Call Centre continues to operate and calls will be received Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, 705-324-9411 or 1-888-822-2225. Dial 4000 for a recording of the latest information on closures.
  • Drop Boxes will be open at City Hall, Lindsay Service Centre, Coboconk Service Centre and Omemee Service Centre.
  • For after-hours municipal emergencies please call 1-877-885-7337.
Waste and Recycling
  • Landfills will be open under regular hours and restricted to occupancy at any given time to comply with provincial restrictions. Prepare for possible extended wait times.
  • Residential curbside waste collection will continue with a 3 bag limit.
  • Waste tags will continue to be available at participating retail stores that are not impacted by the stay-at-home-order. A list is available on the Waste Management – Items for Sale page.
  • Waste calendars are available at participating retailers that are not impacted by the stay-at-home-order. A list is available on the website.
Illegal dumping is a crime. Please use our report it page if you have any questions or concerns.
Roads
General roads operations and winter control are continuing.
Residents may report issues online that require attention. All requests will be recorded and processed as business operations return to normal.
Human Services

The Human Services offices at 68 Lindsay St. N. in Lindsay and 49 Maple Ave. in Haliburton remain closed for public access. All critical operations including social assistance applications and payments, housing support and the maintenance of all KLH Housing buildings are continuing.

Staff can be reached at 705-324-9870 or 1-877-324-9870. These numbers are being used for Haliburton County residents as well at this time. Alternatively, emails can also be submitted to CKLhumanservices@kawarthalakes.ca

Social assistance payments to ongoing recipients will continue to be issued on the same monthly schedule and by the existing payment method.

New applications for Ontario Works can be started using the online application or by phone at 705-324-9870 or 1-877-324-9870, and press “2”.

Emergency financial support is also available to Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County residents who are not in receipt of Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program and are in financial crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This Emergency Assistance may be available to people who haven’t yet accessed other financial supports, such as federal recovery benefits. 

To apply for benefits or for any questions about supports or services, call our office at 705 324-9870 or toll free 1-877-324-9870 and press “7” to leave a message with your contact information. You can also email CKLhumanservices@kawarthalakes.ca and leave a contact number where you can be reached.

Applications for Emergency Assistance can also be started using the online application.

For information about federal supports for individuals related to COVID-19, please visit the Benefits please visit our Financial Help and Community Supports pages and the Government of Canada website for Support for Individuals and Families.

 

Fire, Paramedic and Police Administration

All Emergency Services (Fire, Police and Paramedics) are being maintained. All administration buildings (Headquarters) for Fire, Paramedic and Police Services are closed to the public. This includes all Fire Stations across the municipality.

  • Burn permits can be requested by completing our online form or by emailing burnpermits@kawarthalakes.ca. Please include the type of burn permit requested, home address, phone number and burn address.
  • For information regarding the fire/flood index rating please call 705-324-9411 and enter 8.
  • COVID-19 non-compliance can be reported to the police:
    Residents in Lindsay and Ops call Kawartha Lakes Police Services at 705-324-5252. All other residents call OPP at 705-324-6741.
  • For fire, paramedic or police emergencies, please dial 911.
Council, Boards and Committee Meetings
Meetings will be held electronically via Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube.
Building Inspections

Applications for building permits are being received via email and at 180 Kent Street through an appointment-based drop off in which the applicant needs to phone and schedule an appointment to meet a staff member at the back door of 180 Kent Street. Small application packages and payments can be placed in the drop off box at the back door.

Building permits will be issued and inspection performed as per the Provincial essential services list.

E-Mail the Building division or call 705-324-9411 extension 1288 for inquiries.

Planning and Development

Although there is no public access to the Planning Department office at 180 Kent Street, Planning staff are still taking inquiries by phone or email. Planning Staff are continuing to process all Planning applications and Planning Advisory Committee Meetings and Committee of Adjustment Meetings will still be held through Zoom meetings

The Planning Department is accepting new Planning applications by appointment only at the back door of 180 Kent St. The public will be required to phone the Planning Department and set up an appointment to drop off an application at the back door of 180 Kent St.

Small packages and payments can be put in the drop box at the back door of 180 Kent Street.
E-Mail Planning and Development or call 705-324-9411 extension 1231.

Lindsay Transit

Operations will continue, masks and occupancy restrictions in place.

Municipal Airport
The municipal airport is currently only operating for fuel service, snow clearing and runway surface condition reporting. Airfield advisories are all still operational.
CBSA CANPASS service to the site is suspended which means no international flights are permitted.
Groundside facilities are limited, there is no terminal, office, or public washroom access.
Terminal access is available for essential aircrews (EMS, RCMP, RCAF, OPP personnel).

The municipal airport restaurant is still open for curbside pick up.

Should you have any questions related to the airport or their services, please call 705-878-9354.
Community Services - Parks, Recreation and Culture
Public Boat Launches and Municipal Docks

Public Boat Launches are now closed for the season. Visit the Boat Launch page for further information. 

Municipal Docks were removed October 12, 2020 for the season. For further information visit the newsroom.

Beaches

Public Beaches in Kawartha Lakes are now open closed for the season.

For further information on COVID-19 beach safety guidelines visit the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit website.
Municipal Parks

Parks are open for walk-through access only. Use at your own risk. Playgrounds are closed.


Visitors to municipal parks are advised to adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other park users of a minimum of 2 metres (excluding members of the same household).
  • A mask or face covering must be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, park visitors are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after visiting the park and after touching any surface.
  • Do not visit the park if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well.
  • Use at own risk.

Visit the Parks and Forest Tracts page for further information.

Park Benches

Park benches are self-regulated and users should be aware of the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Park Benches are not sanitized, use at own risk
  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other park users of a minimum of 3 metres.
  • A mask or face covering must be worn be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, bench users are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after using the bench.
  • If the area you are visiting is busy and physical distancing is difficult, consider leaving and heading to a less crowded area.
  • Do not use park benches if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well.

For further information email: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Picnic Shelters and Picnic Tables

Picnic Shelters and Picnic Tables are currently not open for casual use.

Picnic Shelters are not currently being booked for private use.

For further information contact the Facility Booking Office by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1226 or email: facilitybooking@kawarthalakes.ca

Tennis Courts

All municipal Tennis Courts are now closed for the season. For further information visit the Tennis Courts page.

Community Halls

Effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01am all recreation facilities including, recreation complexes, community centres, arenas, halls and swimming pools will be closed until further notice. 

For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Playgrounds

Playgrounds in the City of Kawartha Lakes will be closed until further notice effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01am. Parks will remain open for walk-through access only, walkways may not be maintained. Use at own risk.

For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Washroom Facilities
Public Washroom facilities in most locations are now closed for the season. For further information call 705-324-9411 extension 1301 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca
Sports Fields

Municipal Sports Fields will be closed until further notice effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01am. Parks will remain open for walk-through access only, walkways may not be maintained. Use at own risk.

For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Skate Parks

Skate Parks will be closed until further notice effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01am. Parks will remain open for walk-through access only, walkways may not be maintained. Use at own risk.

For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca
Municipal Trails

All Municipal Trails are open to walking, cycling and other active transportation.

Victoria Rail Trail is open to motorized vehicles (ATV’s) where permitted, and in season.

Biking, snowmobile, cross country and snow-shoe trails are permitted to be open, however, please check with the appropriate trail authority. Snowmobiling is governed by OFSC. You must bring your own equipment.

All trail users are advised to adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other users of a minimum of 3 metres at all times.
  • A mask or face covering should be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Share the pathway or trail. When approaching others, step off the pathway unless the path is wider than 6 feet. Both parties should do this.
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, users are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after visiting the trail and after touching any surface.
  • If the area you are visiting is busy and physical distancing is difficult, consider leaving and heading to a less crowded area.
  • Avoid visiting trails if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well.
  • Use at own risk.

For further information visit the Parks, Trails and Conservation Areas page.

Pools and Aquatics Programming

Effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01am all recreation facilities including, recreation complexes, community centres, arenas, halls and swimming pools will be closed until further notice. 

Winter 2021 Aquatics Programming:

Individuals who have registered for an aquatics program scheduled to start in January of 2021 should be advised that at this time the program session start date will be delayed. The goal is to still run the winter session, an update will be provided as information becomes available. Individuals wishing to withdraw from a program are asked to e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

For further information regarding Pools and Aquatics Programming please e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Ice Pads

Effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01am all recreation facilities including, recreation complexes, community centres, arenas, halls and swimming pools will be closed until further notice.

Ice Rental Contracts:

Rental contracts between the period of December 26, 2020 through January 23, 2021 will be automatically cancelled and fees will be fully refunded. The Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will contact individuals regarding refunds.

Individuals wishing to request a cancellation are asked to e-mail: facilitybooking@kawarthalakes.ca

For further information contact the Facility Booking Office at 705-324-9411 extension 1226 or e-mail facilitybooking@kawarthalakes.ca

Municipal Cemeteries

Municipal cemeteries re-opened as of May 15 under strict COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Interments shall only take place between May 1 and December 1, unless permission has been obtained from the Corporation. Municipal cemeteries continue to operate under strict COVID-19 safety guidelines.

For further information visit the Municipal Cemeteries page.

Centennial Trailer Park

Centennial Trailer Park is now closed for the season.

For further information visit the Centennial Trailer Park page, e-mail: trailerpark@kawarthalakes.ca or call 705-324-9411 extension 1301.

Camps
All municipal day camps have been cancelled for the summer of 2020. For further information call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca
Lindsay Milk Run
The Lindsay Milk Run/KL21K has been cancelled for 2020. For further information call 705-324-9411 extension 1306 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca
Concerts in the Park
The 2020 Concerts in the Park series has been cancelled. For further information call 705-324-9411 extension 1306 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca
Forbert Memorial Pool, Workout Centre and Forbert Memberships

Effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01am all recreation facilities including, recreation complexes, community centres, arenas, halls and swimming pools will be closed until further notice. 

Winter 2021 Aquatics and Fitness Programming:

Individuals who have registered for an aquatics or fitness program scheduled to start in January of 2021 should be advised that at this time the program session start date will be delayed. The goal is to still run the winter session, an update will be provided as information becomes available.

Individuals wishing to withdraw from a program are asked to e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Memberships

All pre-paid memberships will be extended for the duration of the provincial shutdown.

Membership charges made automatically to credit cards will be suspended during the shutdown period. When operations resume Members can reactivate their membership by e-mailing the Fitness Coordinator at: cmcguigan@kawarthalakes.ca and monthly payments will resume. A credit will be applied to accounts for any missed time that was prepaid for during this closure.

Individuals wishing to cancel their membership may do so at any time by sending an e-mail request to: cmcguigan@kawarthalakes.ca

For further information email: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Lindsay Recreation Complex - Fitness Studio, Weight Room, Classes and Memberships

Effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01am all recreation facilities including, recreation complexes, community centres, arenas, halls and swimming pools will be closed until further notice. 

Winter 2021 Aquatics and Fitness Programming:

Individuals who have registered for an aquatics or fitness program scheduled to start in January of 2021 should be advised that at this time the program session start date will be delayed. The goal is to still run the winter session, an update will be provided as information becomes available. Individuals wishing to withdraw from a program are asked to e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Memberships

All pre-paid memberships will be extended for the duration of the provincial shutdown.

Membership charges made automatically to credit cards will be suspended during the shutdown period. When operations resume Members can reactivate their membership by e-mailing the Fitness Coordinator at: cmcguigan@kawarthalakes.ca and monthly payments will resume. A credit will be applied to accounts for any missed time that was prepaid for during this closure.

Individuals wishing to cancel their membership may do so at any time by sending an e-mail request to: cmcguigan@kawarthalakes.ca

For further information regarding Pools and Aquatics Programming please e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca
 Lindsay Recreation Complex - Squash Courts

The Squash Courts at the Lindsay Recreation Complex are closed until further notice. For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Leisure Programming - Badminton

Effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01am all recreation facilities including, recreation complexes, community centres, arenas, halls and swimming pools will be closed until further notice. 

Winter 2021 Aquatics and Fitness Programming:

Individuals who have registered for an aquatics or fitness program scheduled to start in January of 2021 should be advised that at this time the program session start date will be delayed. The goal is to still run the winter session, an update will be provided as information becomes available. Individuals wishing to withdraw from a program are asked to e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Municipal Forest Tracts

Municipal Forest Tracts are open for casual day use.

Visitors are advised to adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other users of a minimum of 3 metres at all times.
  • A mask or face covering should be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Share pathways or trails. When approaching others, step off the pathway unless the path is wider than 6 feet. Both parties should do this.
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, users are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after visiting the trail and after touching any surface.
  • If the area you are visiting is busy and physical distancing is difficult, consider leaving and heading to a less crowded area.
  • Avoid visiting Municipal Forest Tracts if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well.
  • Use at own risk.
For more information on Municipal Forest Tracts visit the Parks and Forest Tracts page.
Disc Golf Course

The Disc Golf Course at Memorial Park in Lindsay will close at 12:01am effective December 26, 2020 until further notice.

Municipal Parks are open to casual and pass-through access only, walkways may not be maintained.

For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Outdoor Ice Rinks

Outdoor Ice Rinks are maintained throughout the winter season by community volunteers and are subject to weather conditions.

The Logie Park Skating Loop that was scheduled to open mid-January 2021 will not open as planned due to the inability to limit occupancy to 5 people or less.

Outdoor Ice Rinks are self-regulated and participants will be required to adhere to the following Outdoor Rink COVID-19 safety rules and protocols:

  • To encourage physical distancing, the maximum number of skaters permitted on the ice surface is 10 skaters.
  • Patrons must maintain a physical distance of a minimum of 2 metres from other skaters at all times.
  • Masks/face coverings must be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Do not visit parks and outdoor ice rinks if you are not feeling well or are sick.
  • CSA approved helmets are strongly recommended for all skaters.
  • Participants should be aware of high-touch areas and wash/sanitize hands thoroughly before, during and after visiting the outdoor rink.
  • Use at own risk.

For further information visit the Arenas and Outdoor Ice Rinks page.

Basketball and Sports Courts

Municipal Sports Fields and Courts will be closed until further notice effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01am. Parks will remain open for walk-through access only, walkways may not be maintained. Use at own risk.

For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

For further information on affected Parks, Recreation and Culture services and facilities call 705-324-9411 extension 1301 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Victoria Manor
In order to provide the highest level of protection to residents, Victoria Manor in Lindsay continues to limit visiting to essential care givers only as directed by the Province. For more information please call 705-324-3558.
EarlyON Programs
Please contact your EarlyON program directly for more information.
Kawartha Lakes Public Library

All branches will be closed, with pre-arranged curbside pickup of library materials only. Visit www.kawarthalakeslibrary.ca/covid19 or call 705-324-9411 ext. 1291 for details.

Services such as dog tags, waste bag tags, oversize tag and pickup of waste calendars will not be issued at libraries until further notice.  Please see Landfills and Waste Collection above for further instructions.

Provincial Offences Act Matters

Provincial Offence Court
If you have been summonsed to court, prior to attending the courthouse please visit the Provincial Offences page of where information with respect to the resumption of court operations and the rescheduling of your court date will be posted, once we know when our operations can resume.

Once we are able to resume operations we will be sending notices with a time and date for your court appearance to the address that we have on file.

If you have received a ticket and you wish to pay it, that can be done through www.paytickets.ca or by mailing payment to us. Further enquiries can be made at POAAdmin@kawarthalakes.ca.

Water/Wastewater

Water and wastewater operations are being maintained.
Please visit our property tax and utility billing page for details.


Bulk water stations remain accessible for emergency operations only.
Haulers performing an essential service such as providing drinking water to residents/businesses or cleaning equipment to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may purchase bulk water and reload SmartVend cards. Requests can be submitted by leaving a voicemail on the City’s general phone line 705-324-9411.
Municipal Law Enforcement and Licensing

Offices are closed to the public and services are limited. Complaint queries are still being processed but there will be an extended delay in any additional action. We continue to monitor complaints including COVID-19 non-compliance complaints at 705-324-9411 extension 1212, bylawcomplaints@kawarthalakes.ca and an online form is available on the By-law and Municipal Law Enforcement page.

Province-wide stay at home order

To view the full stay at home order, including more details on provincial restrictions and enforcement measures, please visit the Government of Ontario's website.

Accounts Payable Information

Our Accounts Payable department is still running and processing payments on a weekly basis. All invoices should be sent to ap@kawarthalakes.ca.

We encourage vendors who are currently getting paid by cheque to please sign up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Please complete our EFT Vendor Form and return it to ap@kawarthalakes.ca.

Invoices must include the following additional information:

  • City of Kawartha Lakes PO number (if applicable)
  • City of Kawartha Lakes department name
  • City of Kawartha Lakes staff name (if possible)
  • Vendor's email address (if possible)
  • Vendor's contact information

Questions and concerns related to Accounts Payable can be directed to Leanne Mitchell, Supervisor, Cost Accounting, at 705-324-9411 extension 1333 or by email at lmitchell@kawarthalakes.ca.

Updates from the City of Kawartha Lakes

January 2021 Updates

January 13, 2021: Municipal services affected by the provincial stay-at-home order

 2020 Updates

December 2020 Updates

December 4, 2020: Kawartha Lakes to move into Yellow Protect Level

November 2020 Updates

November 27, 2020: Ontario Cancelling Road Tests for Regions in Grey (Lockdown) Level
November 16, 2020: Lindsay Service Centre is open with limited services and safety measures

October 2020 Updates

October 21, 2020: Kawartha Lakes reports on service re-openings and reviews as winter approaches

September 2020 Updates

September 17, 2020: Five month pandemic update provided to Council including services available this fall

September 17, 2020: Aquatic Programming returns to Lindsay Recreation Complex

September 4, 2020: Municipal Services-2020 Labour Day long weekend
August 2020 Updates

August 27, 2020: Kawartha Lakes Public Library expands services starting September 8

August 25, 2020: Lindsay Recreation Complex Weight Room to re-open August 31

August 11, 2020: Lindsay Recreation Complex memberships reactivated

July 2020 Updates

July 31, 2020: Parks, Recreation and Culture - What's open, what's closed?

July 29, 2020: A message from the Mayor

July 29, 2020: Four month pandemic update provided to Council

July 24, 2020: Local State of Emergency lifted in line with the Province

July 17, 2020: Stage 3 service levels and reopenings

July 15, 2020: A message from the Mayor

July 8, 2020: Health Unit issues requirement for mask use in commercial establishments in Kawartha Lakes

July 8, 2020: A message from the Mayor
June 2020 Updates

June 30, 2020: Beaches open but service levels reduced

June 25, 2020: Pandemic Update provided to council (new services opening)

June 24, 2020: A message from the Mayor

June 17, 2020: Splash pads and associated washrooms open June 26

June 12, 2020: Lindsay Transit to reopen traditional service beginning on June 14

June 10, 2020: A message from the Mayor

June 10, 2020: Financial update provided to Council

June 4, 2020: Economic Recovery Task Force hits the ground running in its first meeting

June 3, 2020: Kawartha Lakes to allow electronic participation at Council

June 3, 2020: Healthcare providers come together to meet the many challenges of COVID-19

June 1, 2020: COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

May 2020 Updates

May 29, 2020: Kawartha Lakes Public Library announces pickup service June 3

May 29, 2020: Farmers Markets to open with strict safety protocols

May 28, 2020: Municipal Tennis Courts are now open

May 28, 2020: Testing for COVID-19-What Now?

May 26, 2020: Pandemic Response and Recovery Update Presentation

May 27, 2020: A message from the Mayor

May 26, 2020: Kawartha Lakes pandemic response and recovery update to Council

May 15, 2020: Kawartha Lakes Library developing plan to resume specific services

May 14, 2020: Play it safe this long weekend

May 11, 2020: Kawartha Lakes providing emergency childcare to eligible parents

May 8, 2020: Reopening Your Business During COVID-19

May 8, 2020: Garage Sales and Second-Hand Shopping during COVID-19

May 6, 2020: A message from the Mayor

May 6, 2020: Kawartha Lakes to open services under new safety protocols

May 5, 2020: Community Gardens and COVID-19

May 4, 2020: Kawartha Lakes rolls out online business survey to inform Economic Recovery Taskforce

May 4, 2020: Housing Services launches Rapid Re-Housing Program to help end homelessness during COVID-19

May 4, 2020: General and emergency health support during COVID-19

May 1, 2020: Lindsay Transit to open an "On-Demand" request service

May 1, 2020: Kawartha Lakes hiring essential workers

April 2020 Updates

April 29, 2020: Council meets virtually, receives pandemic update

April 28, 2020: Council pays tribute to those we've lost

April 22, 2020: A message from the Mayor

April 22, 2020: Paramedic Services recognizes community support 

April 17, 2020: Financial relief reminder for April tax and utility bills

April 16, 2020: A message from the Mayor

April 16, 2020: Human Services administering Social Services Relief Fund

April 14, 2020: A message from the Mayor on COVID-19 updates

April 9, 2020: A message from the Mayor before Easter weekend

April 8, 2020: Waste Management operations and safety measures

April 7, 2020: A message from the Mayor

April 7, 2020: Bulk water stations remain accessible for emergency operations only

April 3, 2020: A message from the Mayor

April 3, 2020: Financial assistance supports available through Human Services

April 3, 2020: Waste management provisions altered to serve the public

April 3, 2020: Kawartha Lakes thanks essential workers and truck drivers for their service

April 2, 2020: City confirms affected services as state of emergency continues

April 2, 2020: All outdoor recreational amenities closed

April 1, 2020: A message from the Mayor

 March 2020 Updates

March 31, 2020: Economic Development launches dedicated webpage to support businesses

March 30, 2020: A message from the Mayor

March 30, 2020: Kawartha Lakes issues second call for protective supplies for paramedics

March 27, 2020: A message from the Mayor

March 27, 2020: Park amenities closed, drop boxes closed

March 26, 2020: Paramedics providing in-home testing for COVID-19

March 26, 2020: A message from the Mayor

March 26, 2020: Community responds to call for emergency supplies

March 25, 2020: Operations focused on front line pandemic and financial relief being provided

March 25, 2020: A message from the Mayor

March 24, 2020: Kawartha Lakes declares State of Emergency

March 24, 2020: A message from the Mayor on the State of Emergency declaration

March 23, 2020: Emergency Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment

March 20, 2020: An important message from the Mayor

March 19, 2020: Making payments during COVID-19 pandemic

March 19, 2020: An important message from Waste Management

March 19, 2020: A message from the Mayor

March 18, 2020: A message from Human Services

March 17, 2020: Kawartha Lakes closes all municipal buildings, landfills

March 16, 2020: A message from Mayor Letham

March 16, 2020: Message from KLPS Chief Mark Mitchell regarding police operations

March 15, 2020: All branches of Kawartha Lakes Public Library closed to the public

March 15, 2020: Assessment Centre opens at Ross Memorial Hospital

March 15, 2020: Provincial Offences Act Matters to be suspended

March 14, 2020: Video message from the mayor

March 14, 2020: Victoria Manor to limit public access to essential visitors only

March 14, 2020: EarlyON programs closed to participants

March 14, 2020: First positive case in Kawartha Lakes

March 13, 2020: Operation of several public facilities suspended

March 9, 2020: Mayor Letham assures residents about local COVID-19 preparedness

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice, Ross Memorial Hospital recommends visiting the Government of Ontario's Travel Advisory website.

Provincial Directives of Reopening

Other COVID-19 Health Resources

Business Resources and Support

COVID-19 Financial Support

Food and Community Support

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