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TOWN OF PETROLIA FACILITIES CLOSURES/CANCELLATIONS NOTICE EFFECTIVE 12:00 p.m., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2020


Posted: December 21, 2020

TOWN OF PETROLIA FACILITIES CLOSURES/CANCELLATIONS NOTICE EFFECTIVE 12:00 p.m., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2020

As per Provincial guidelines, we will be entering a Provincial shutdown effective 12:00 p.m., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24.

Staff are continuously monitoring developments around coronavirus (COVID-19), and we continue to look to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Health Ontario, and our various municipal health experts for recommendations, guidance, and direction.

For the safety of our residents and staff, the decision has been made to close the Town of Petrolia Municipal Office to the public effective 12:00 p.m., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24. Regular hours will continue from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday after the scheduled holiday closure from deep cleaning until January 4, 2021. Staff will be available to respond to resident needs and requests by telephone to (519) 882-2350 or by e-mail to the specific staff member you require or to our general inbox at petrolia@petrolia.ca. Please also follow the Town of Petrolia on Facebook, Twitter and check our website (www.town.petrolia.on.ca) for regular updates. We have a mail slot available for anyone that wishes to drop any correspondence or payments off at the Municipal Office to be processed by staff. At this time, the Municipal Office closure to the public will proceed until further notice.

All essential services will be maintained including water, wastewater, snow removal, salting, curbside waste collection and recycling collection and cemetery services. The staff of the Town of Petrolia are dedicated to maintaining the level of service that is expected from residents.

“We understand that this may be challenging for some residents, but for the health and safety of our community we are encouraging social distancing and limiting all non-essential contact. The wellness of our community is of paramount importance. Please stay home if you are able and take care of yourself and your families” Said Mayor R. Brad Loosley.

Petrolia Town Council Meetings and Advisory Committee Meetings will proceed as scheduled online via video conferencing.

The Public Washrooms at the Petrolia Farmers’ Market will be available for use Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Town of Petrolia Planner, Rob Nesbitt, will not be working out of the Petrolia Municipal Office until further notice. He can be reached by e-mail at rob.nesbitt@county-lambton.on.ca.

The Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Box Office will remain closed to foot traffic until further notice. Ticket sales for future performances will still be available by telephone to (519) 882-1221 or 1-800-717-7694. Any outstanding rentals of Victoria Hall scheduled for January, and February have been cancelled or postponed.

The Petrolia YMCA will close effective Saturday, December 26, 2020 for a period of at least 28 days. All bookings, classes and programs have been cancelled. Plans to re-open will be announced when available. Memberships will be placed on hold, and no fees will be charged during this time.

The Greenwood Recreation Centre is suspending rentals, and on ice activities effective December 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. until further notice.

Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer, Rick Charlebois said, “…Residents are asked to consider their elderly and vulnerable neighbours, please check in on them and offer them assistance with tasks such as grocery shopping and provide physically distanced social interaction. This is the time that we need to take care of one another.”

The Assessment Centre has been moved to Wyoming and is operating out of the new Health Team Building.

Plympton-Wyoming Health & Wellness Centre
596 Broadway Street, Wyoming
Please book online by going to testing.getcorigan.ca.
Choose from available times and schedule tests when it is convenient for you.
If unable to book online, email ecovidclinic@clfht.commailto:.
Spanish and Arabic language is available.

Assessment Centre holiday hours:

Monday December 21 – 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday December 22 – 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 23 – 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday December 24 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday December 25 – CLOSED
Saturday December 26 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Thursday December 31 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday January 1 – CLOSED
Saturday January 2 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Standard hours continue:
Monday to Thursday – 1:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
(Friday hours to be set)
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Mayor R. Brad Loosley said, “We thank you for your assistance and understanding as we navigate this constantly changing challenge. We will continuously assess our procedures and policies as more information becomes available and provide updates. Please take extra care to work together, share kindness and remain calm. Please think more about spending money in Petrolia to support our friends and neighbours. The continued health and safety of our residents and staff is of utmost importance, so we thank you for your efforts to stay home during this time. We wish you all continued good health and thank you for showing compassion and caring for one another. We would also like to thank our front-line medical staff for their efforts and for their guidance.”

Please continue to be vigilant and maintain physical distance, wash your hands, and wear a mask.

SUMMARY OF CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES:

• Petrolia Municipal Offices will be closed to the public effective 12:00 p.m., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24 with a re-opening date to be determined. After the planned Holiday closure for deep cleaning; starting Monday, January 4, 2021, Staff will still be available by telephone (519)882-2350 and by e-mail direct to staff members or to the general inbox petrolia@petrolia.ca.
• Town of Petrolia Planner, Rob Nesbitt, will not be working out of the Petrolia Municipal Office until further notice. He can be reached by e-mail at rob.nesbitt@county-lambton.on.ca.
• Victoria Hall/Playhouse Box Office will remain closed to walk-in traffic. Tickets for future performances are available by calling (519) 882-1221 or 1-800-717-7694.
• The Petrolia YMCA will close effective Saturday, December 26, 2020 for a period of at least 28 days. All bookings, classes and programs have been cancelled. Plans to re-open will be announced when available. Memberships will be placed on hold, and no fees will be charged during this time.
• The Greenwood Recreation Centre is suspending rentals, and on ice activities effective December 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. until further notice.