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COVID-19 Update: May 27, 2020. A message from the Mayor

May 27, 2020

See the latest video message from Mayor Letham:



"Good afternoon everyone,

It’s another beautiful day and although we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, it’s nice to be able to focus on positive things such as the weather.

We have done a lot of work to safe guard our public areas by placing signage and distancing measures. We have also made calls to cancel events that cannot be held in a safe manner, such as our annual Concerts in the Park or the Lindsay Milk Run. A lot of others are also following suit, such as the postponement of the International Plowing Match and most of our local fairs to 2021. This reinforces the role of the responsibility everyone is taking to put safety as our number one priority. We support that.

The Trent Severn Waterway has just announced that they will be opening their waterways effective June 1, offering basic services such as access to the locks and boat launches and day-use areas, including green spaces, picnic areas, and parking lots. They will also have strict policies in place, such as a limit on visitors allowed and cleaning protocols while using their public washrooms.

With the locks opening and the weather improving, we will continue to see more and more people coming to Kawartha Lakes. And that’s okay…We support all community members and want to ensure that everyone is being respectful to one another – whether that means being a friendly neighbor to everyone in our community, or supporting our economy by shopping local.

I know over the past 10 weeks you’ve probably been shopping online because everything was closed, but now more than ever our businesses need local support. Take a moment out of your day and go safely visit your favorite store, if they’re open, or check out some of the neat things our local retailers have been doing online.

Ultimately, we are relying on everyone’s common sense to move forward. The responsible decisions that you continue to make have made a difference in our area and will continue to do so. It’s okay to enjoy the outdoors, it’s part of the beauty of living or visiting here, let’s continue to do so responsibly and respectfully. I know you’ve heard this before, but we really are all in this together.

Thank you."

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