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NOTICE OF CLOSURES: RELATED TO THE COVID-19 NOVEL VIRUS


ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Scugog Camps and Programs

This includes:

Scugog Community and Recreation Centre (SCRC), 2020 March Break Camps are cancelled

The Lookout located at SCRC

Blackstock Recreation Complex

All Township Community Halls including the Latcham Centre

Scugog Memorial Public Library (closure effective 6 p.m., March 13, 2020)

Township of Scugog public events, open houses and recreation programs and rentals will be suspended as of 4:30 p.m. March 13, 2020 until April 5, 2020 (inclusive).

Contact for more info: 905-985-8181 | info@townhalltheatre.ca

The Little Mermaid by SCS Musicals

Originally scheduled to perform March 27 through April 11, 2020 at Town Hall Theatre will be amending their performance schedule. All townhalls are currently closed (Greenbank, Port Perry). All publicly funded facilities are temporarily shutdown.

Contact for more info: 905-985-8181 | info@townhalltheatre.ca

CHURCHES

Anglican Church of the Accession, Port Perry

Spiritual care is still available. Please call the church or email our priest, The Reverend Canon Ruthanne Ward

Contact: 905-985-7278 x23 | ruthanne@ascensionportperry.com

Emmanuel Community Church, Port Perry

Pastor Daren Godfrey is offering Online Services during the church closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Additional daily devotionals will be available on the church’s Facebook page.

Please click to view online services: https://www.emmanuelcc.ca/

Hope Church, Port Perry

Cancelled until further notice.

Call for updated information: 905-985-9307 | www.hope4portperry.com

Greenbank United Church

Stephanie is offering Online Services during the church closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please click to view online services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpwrZ3WmRq0

New Song, Port Perry

Cancelled until further notice.

Call for updated information: 905-982-2064

Seagrave United Church

Stephanie is offering Online Services during the church closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please click to view online services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpwrZ3WmRq0 | 1-905-985-2429

Saint John’s Presbyterian Church, Port Perry

Services suspended.

Contact: 905-985-3881

Victory Christian Centre, Port Perry

Modified services.

Contact: 905–985-1346

CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES & EMERGENCY SERVICES

Adult Correctional Facilities

Effective March 13, 2020 and until further notice, intermittent inmates who serve time on the weekends will be required to attend their reporting facility, where they will be given a temporary absence from custody and permitted to return home. Intermittent inmates have already been deemed low-risk by the courts and remain in the community Monday to Friday to live and work.

In addition, we are temporarily suspending personal visits within our adult correctional facilities across the province. This suspension will come into effect on March 14, 2020 and remain until further notice. Professional visits including legal counsel will continue.

Contact for more information: Stephen Warner, Solicitor General’s Office stephen.warner@ontario.ca; Kristy Denette, Ministry of the Solicitor General 416-325-0432, Kristy.Denette@ontario.ca; Ministry of the Solicitor General http://www.ontario.ca/mcscs

Counselling Services

Counselling services delivered by Family Services Durham at the Region’s long-term care homes are cancelled. A Family Services staff member will connect with clients to rebook appointments.

Court Appearances for Provincial Offence Act Matters

All court appearances for Provincial Offence Act matters—scheduled between March 16 and April 3—will be adjourned until further notice.

For more information, visit the Ontario Court of Justice website.

Kawartha Lakes Police Services

RT @kawarthalakes: Read an important update from Kawartha Lakes on making payments during service disruption. Bit.ly/2WyLSm6

For more info: https://twitter.com/i/redirect?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fi%2Ftopics%2Ftweet%2F1240666014221840384%3Fcn%3DZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y%26refsrc%3Demail&t=1+1584712105894&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&sig=74f16004e11b070f9d12459cc834b64713f46222&iid=0da79fb81f404bf48e88b76a52fbd773&uid=588586179&nid=244+281088001

EDUCTIONAL AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES

DDSB March Board Meeting

The previously scheduled March 23, 2020 Board Meeting of the Durham District School Board (DDSB) is cancelled as part of the DDSB’s COVID-19/Coronavirus containment initiatives.

The next regularly scheduled Board Meeting of the DDSB is to be held on April 20, 2020 beginning at 7:00 pm at the Education Centre.

Contact for more information: Charles Senior, Communications Office, DDSB | 905-666-6987 | charles.senior@ddsb.ca

Early Learning and Child Care Centres

All Regionally operated Early Learning and Child Care Centres will be closed as of Tuesday, March 17 and are currently scheduled to re-open on Monday, April 6. Parent fees will be waived during this time. This includes:

Edna Thomson Early Learning and Child Care Centre (Bowmanville)

Clara Hughes Early Learning and Child Care Centre (Oshawa)

Lakewoods Early Learning and Child Care Centre (Oshawa)

Sunderland Early Learning and Child Care Centre

Whitby Early Learning and Child Care Centre

For child care centres not located in schools and not operated by the Region of Durham, families should contact their child care centre directly for information about closures.

PSA Update #2 issued March 13, 2020 at 5:53 p.m.

Sunderland Regional Early Learning and Child Care Centres (ELCC)

Effective immediately, all EarlyON programs will be closed until Monday, April 6.

The Ontario Ministry of Health has recommended the suspension of all large events and public gatherings of more than 250 people. Residents should recognize the risk of attending public gatherings and to practice social distancing as much as possible. This means that residents should stay home when possible, and avoid crowds, to help prevent the spread of germs and illness.

Contact for more information: The Regional Municipality of Durham: Jennifer Santos – Manager, Communications, 905-668-7711 ext. 2177 | Jennifer.Santos@durham.ca




Public Libraries

In accordance with the Ontario Government’s Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public, we have closed both the Uxbridge and Zephyr Public Libraries until further notice. Please check our website and/or our Facebook page for updates on this temporary closure.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2020 Skills Ontario Competition & Skills Solutions Conference

Details: Qualifying Competitions on April 4, 2020 and the Skills Ontario Competition on May 4-6, 2020

Contact for more information: gloro@skillsontario.com | 519-732-6815

Beef Show

Cancelled.

The Bonner Boys Hockey Tournament

Category: Durham Agricultural Advisory Committee (DAAC)

Location: Regional Headquarters Building 605 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby Meeting Room: 1-B

Durham Agricultural Advisory meeting cancelled

The Bonner Boys hockey tournament has not been officially cancelled as of yet. The arena is closed until April 5th. Our tournament is scheduled for April 17,18,19. Let’s hope that Covid-19 has been controlled by then as all of us that play and look forward to this event in our community will need something like this!

Contact for more information: Facebook @bonner_boys

G-Moms Gala May 2, Port Perry

With the  COVID-19 situation changing daily the gala was cancelled. This event raises a lot of money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation and they certainly need special support at this time. We encourage you to make a donation to the SLF through our website at :gmomsportperry.com .

Greenbank Folk Music Society

March 28th concert starring Danny Michel has been cancelled. Call for a refund.

Contact for more information: 647-746-8097 | www.greenbankfolkmusic.ca

Learn about business opportunities in the film and television industry at upcoming Film Durham seminar

Tuesday, March 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. Note: this event has been cancelled.

For more information: businessandfilm.eventbrite.com

North Durham Nature Meeting

NDN’s meeting on Tuesday March 24th 2020, “Tracing the Roots of Native Plants” with Paul LaPorte, 7 pm Uxbridge Senior’s Centre, 75 Marietta Street, has been CANCELLED.

Contact for more information: brendaanear@gmail.com

Oak Ridges Moraine Forest Walk on March 28th

Contact for more information: brendaanear@gmail.com

Waste Management: Reuse Days

CANCELLED: March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reuse Days will continue monthly until October at rotating locations in Durham Region.

Visit durham.ca/WasteEvents for more details.

United Way Volunteer Award Reception – Postponed

We will reschedule the event for a date when it is wise to hold it.

Contact for more information: rhoward@unitedwaydr.com

FOOD SERVICE SECTOR

All restaurant dining rooms and walk-ins are closed. Take out and delivery remain open for most. For inquiries phone and/or email the facility in question. Many are offering augmented services and extended delivery options.

HEALTH CARE

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) Office

The CCSN Office is temporarily closing to protect our staff and volunteers until the COVID-19 outbreak is contained. We can still be reached!

Contact for more information: info@survivornet.ca

Counselling Services

Counselling services delivered by Family Services Durham at the Region’s long-term care homes are cancelled. A Family Services staff member will connect with clients to rebook appointments.

Durham Region’s Long-Term Care Homes

(Hillsdale Estates, Hillsdale Terraces, Fairview Lodge and Lakeview Manor)

Visiting is now restricted to essential visitors only. Essential visitors are those who have a loved one who is dying or very ill. No other visitors are permitted to enter the premises, including volunteers, entertainers and church groups. Residents are encouraged to keep in touch with loved ones by phone or other technologies wherever possible. Essential visitors will be actively screened as they enter the premises, for the safety of facility staff and residents. For the safety of residents and essential visitors, all Long-Term Care staff who have travelled outside Canada are required to self-isolate for 14 days before returning to work.

Contact for more information: The Regional Municipality of Durham: Jennifer Santos – Manager, Communications, 905-668-7711 ext. 2177 | Jennifer.Santos@durham.ca

Lakeridge Health

Lakeridge Health is limiting visitors to their hospital. Only the most vulnerable patients will be allowed one visitor per day, provided they pass the screening process.

For more infornation: Lakeridge Health Update Community Letter

Regional Adult Day Programs

Out of Hillsdale Estates, Lakeview Manor and the Port Perry Hospital are suspended.

MUNICIPAL & PUBLIC SERVICES

For a full list of impacts to Regional programs and services, visit durham.ca/ServiceChanges

Durham Region Transit (DRT) has announced some service modifications

To reflect reduced ridership demands and support social distancing. Notably, customers will board buses using the rear doors only (except those customers with mobility aides, or otherwise requiring use of a ramp); and no fare payment will be required for any customer.

More information can be found at DurhamRegionTransit.com.

The Region of Durham has suspended all water and sewer bill

Late payment charges, collection notifications and water shut-offs for non-payment. The Region will also offer enhanced payment flexibility for customers unable to pay their water and sewer bill on time.

For more information, please call 1-800-465-6611 or email waterbilling@durham.ca.

Scugog Municipal Office (181 Perry St.)

In order to further maintain the health and safety of staff and residents, the Municipal Office (181 Perry St.) will be closed effective immediately. Advisory and Committee meetings suspended until further notice.

For details: ow.ly/hKcu50yOkeS

Peter Bethlenfalvy

Developed symptons associated with Covid-19 and has been tested. Has been in isolation since, and is currently working from home and will advise when his test results are known via twitter.

Contact: Twitter @PBethlenfalvy

Uxbridge Municipal Offices

Uxbridge has created a Guide to Municipal Services During The COVID 19 Pandemic that is on their website to help everyone understand how to access the services they need. It will be updated this as needed. Information about how to access each department is also posted on each departmental function page on their website.






Durham Region Waste Management

Oshawa and Scugog are back starting on Tuesday, May 5. The facilities will be open for extended hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays only from the first Tuesday in May until the first Tuesday in October.

PARKS AND RECREATION

Arena’s

All publicly funded facilities are temporarily shutdown.

Blackstock Recreation Complex

All public Township facilities, with the exception of Municipal Office (181 Perry St.), will be closed as of 4:30 pm on March 13, 2020 until April 5, 2020 (inclusive). The Lookout located at SCRC.

Visit: durham.ca/closures | scugog.ca | follow @TwpofScugog for updates

Ontario Parks

In response to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health’s recommendation to immediately suspend large events and public gatherings of over 250 people, Ontario Parks has cancelled all planned events until further notice. All public Ontario Parks buildings, such as visitor centres, will be closed as well.

Outdoor recreational opportunities including camping and day use will still be available at operating parks.

Ontario Parks will monitor developments and reassess on April 1, 2020 and April 15, 2020.

Contact for more information: Hayley Chazan, Minister’s Office, Press Secretary, Ministry of Health 416-726-994; David Jensen, Communications Branch, Ministry of Health 416-314-6197; Andrew Buttigieg, Minister’s Office, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 437-224-4599, Andrew.Buttigieg@ontario.ca; Gary Wheeler, Communications Branch, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 416-314-6666; Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks http://www.ontario.ca/mecp

Scugog Community and Recreation Centre (SCRC)

All public Township facilities, with the exception of Municipal Office (181 Perry St.), will be closed as of 4:30 pm on March 13, 2020 until April 5, 2020 (inclusive). The Lookout located at SCRC.

Visit: durham.ca/closures | scugog.ca | follow @TwpofScugog for updates

Scugog Memorial Public Library

Township of Scugog public events, open houses and recreation programs and rentals will be suspended as of 4:30 p.m. March 13, 2020 until April 5, 2020 (inclusive). All public Township facilities, with the exception of Municipal Office (181 Perry St.), will be closed as of 4:30 pm on March 13, 2020 until April 5, 2020 (inclusive).

Visit: durham.ca/closures | scugog.ca | follow @TwpofScugog for updates

The Lookout located at SCRC

All public Township facilities, with the exception of Municipal Office (181 Perry St.), will be closed as of 4:30 pm on March 13, 2020 until April 5, 2020 (inclusive). The Lookout located at SCRC.

Visit: durham.ca/closures

Township Community Halls

All townhalls are currently closed (Greenbank, Port Perry) including the Latcham Centre. All publicly funded facilities are temporarily shutdown.

Visit: durham.ca/closures | scugog.ca | follow @TwpofScugog for updates

Uxridge Legion 170

Legion Branch 170, effective Tuesday March 17th, at 6:00 pm until further notice.

LOCAL RETAIL SHOPS

Brock’s, Port Perry

Shop online www.brocks.ca

Contact: Instagram @brocksportperry

ADDITIONAL CLOSURE INFORMATION:

For information about impacts to Regional programs and services, visit durham.ca/closures.

For a full list of impacts to Regional programs and services, visit durham.ca/ServiceChanges

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