|UPDATE 74 - December 11, 5 pm|
More COVID-19 restrictions in place for King
The Province of Ontario today announced further measures in York Region—which includes King Township—to slow the spread of COVID-19. The new measures are effective as of Monday, December 14 at 12:01 a.m. when King will enter the Grey- LOCKDOWN level.
As part of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open plan, LOCKDOWN implements widespread measures and restrictions, including closures, to halt or interrupt transmission of the COVID-19 virus. All sport and recreational fitness facilities will be closed as of Monday December 14 at 12:01 a.m. The Province has advised that the LOCKDOWN phase will last for a minimum of 28 days. In addition, the in-person by-appointment services offered at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre will also be cancelled for the duration of the Provincial LOCKDOWN.
Other restrictions coming online Monday include:
Public events, social gatherings and wedding, funeral and religious services, rites and ceremonies
Restaurants, bars and food or drink establishments
Sports and recreational fitness facilities
· Facilities for indoor or outdoor sports and recreational fitness activities are closed except for specified purposes (for example, day camps, child care)
Boarding kennels and stables
For a complete list of all Grey-LOCKDOWN level restrictions visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-response-framework-keeping-ontario-safe-and-open#lockdown.
The Township has, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, been offering all administrative services to our businesses and residents virtually. King Township remains open for business. Many services—including things like building permits, planning applications, garbage bag tags and the payment of water bills—can all be accessed online. We have also introduced virtual recreation programming and will continue to offer as many outdoor recreation programs as possible in the coming weeks. Learn more at www.king.ca.
All essential services have continued, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection, by-law enforcement and roads.
King is encouraging residents to support local businesses during the lockdown as much as possible.