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Residents asked to wear a mask on Lindsay Transit and to pickup library materials

COVID-19 update

Kawartha Lakes –  As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, the municipality continues to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. In keeping with the HKPR District Health Unit requirement for non-medical masks to be worn by customers and staff entering indoor commercial establishments, residents are notified of the following:

Lindsay Transit and LIMO Transit
In addition to the HKPR District Health Unit requirement, the City of Kawartha Lakes is encouraging patrons to wear a mask or face covering at all times during their travels. Physical distancing also remains in place. All routes and fares have been restored.

Public Library
Branches offering curbside pickup of materials will require staff and patrons to wear a mask or face covering as some branches involve use of the lobby. Branches include:

Lindsay (Kent St. entrance): Monday to Saturday, 10am - 3pm
Fenelon Falls: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 3pm
Kinmount: Thursday and Saturday, 11am - 1pm
Kirkfield: Thursday and Saturday, 10am - 12pm

The use of masks will be required while the provincial Emergency Order remains in place or until such time that the Medical Officer of Health lifts the requirement.

Background on the requirement that takes effect July 13
Masks are required in:

  • Any areas in which customers interact with one another or with staff members, or
  • Any areas that are open or accessible to members of the public

Masks are not required in:

  • Outdoor areas (patios, outdoor portions of farmers markets)
  • Schools, child care centres, business offices that are not open to members of the public.

Wearing a mask is about protecting other people and reduces the likelihood that someone could unknowingly spread the virus to another person. All members of the public who are able to wear a mask are asked to do so. Exceptions include:

  • A child under the age of two years; or a child under the age of 5 years either chronologically or developmentally and he or she refuses to wear a face covering and cannot be persuaded to do so by their caregiver;
  • A person is incapacitated and unable to remove their mask without assistance;
  • For any other medical reason, the person cannot safely wear a non-medical mask or face covering such as, but not limited to, respiratory disease, cognitive difficulties or difficulties in hearing or processing information.
  • For any religious reason, the person cannot wear a non-medical mask or face covering or cannot cover the face in a manner that would properly control the source.

For more information, please visit the Health Unit’s website at www.hkpr.on.ca.

Thank you for your cooperation to help keep Kawartha Lakes healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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