As the province continues to move toward more “normal” operations and activities with the lifting of many restrictions on Tuesday (March 1), Kawartha Lakes is following suit with a number of its own public health and safety measures at the work.
Capacity limits have been lifted in all indoor public places and vaccination passport verification will not be checked or required. Other protective measures, such as masking requirements, distancing and sanitizing will continue to be maintained as recommended by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.
In accordance with provincial guidelines, spectator capacity limits will be lifted at parks and recreation facilities and proof of vaccination will no longer be required for entry. Masks/face coverings, physical distancing and active/passive customer screening will remain in place.
Curbside garbage collection will revert to the usual two bag limit. There will be a grace period in March and April for the three-bag limit that was put in place temporarily during the pandemic to encourage the public to stay home and minimize trips to the landfill. Notification stickers will start issuing in April. For households with additional waste, bag tags can be purchased from municipal service centers or some retailers.
As of May 1, any waste that exceeds the two bag limit will not be collected unless it has a bag tag.
City Hall and administrative buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice except by appointment. The public is encouraged to continue to contact staff by email and phone; the municipal call center can be reached at 705-324-9411.
Municipal Service Centers in Coboconk and Lindsay are open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — subject to COVID-19 safety protocols — but Municipal Service Centers in Bobcaygeon and Omemee remain closed until at further order.
Drop boxes are available at City Hall as well as Lindsay, Coboconk and Omemee Service Centers.
For municipal emergencies after hours, please call 1-877-885-7337.
All branches of the Kawartha Lakes Public Library are fully open to the public with decision-making and safe distancing protocols in place.
For more details, visit www.kawarthalakeslibrary.ca/covid19 or call 705-324-9411 ext. 1291.
For more information on other services, please visit www.kawarthalakes.ca/en/living-here/covid-19-information.aspx.