News Release: Reduced Staffing Levels in the New Year

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 15:20

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For Immediate Release 22 December 2021

In response to the rapidly spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant, Drummond/North Elmsley Township will apply additional public health and workplace safety measures for the first two weeks of January 2022.

The office will be closed for the holidays at noon on Friday, 24 December. When we reopen to the public at 8:30 am on Tuesday, 4 January 2022, we will do so with reduced staffing levels. All staff who can work from home for the first two weeks of January will do so to minimize risk. These measures will help curb transmission and continue to safeguard the Township’s ability to ensure the provision of essential services

Service to the public will continue with reduced in-person staffing at the office

  •  Patrons will be required to wear a mask when entering the building. Should a patron enter our facilities without a mask, they will be asked to leave.
  • The Township encourages inquiries through its website, by telephone or email in order to minimize risk to customers and employees.
  • Offices are open to the public for typical transactions such as submittingapplications, processing payments, and answering standard questions; however, patrons are asked to make an appointment for inquiries or transactions that will require a greater amount of staff time or attention. This ensures staff availability and preparedness and prevents longer lineups.
  • When accessing Township offices, customers will be expected to adhere to the following guidelines:
    o Ensure you do not feel ill or exhibit any symptoms related to COVID-19.
    o Wear a face mask
    o Stay 2m away from other people.
    o Provide contact tracing information
    o Only one (1) customer can enter at a time, to a maximum of two (2) people per household.
    o Debit or cheques are the preferred form of payment during this time.
    o The drop-box at the front door remains available to drop off applicationsand payments.

The Township thanks all residents in advance for following these important guidelines when visiting our offices. The Code Road ReUse Centre will remain closed at this time. The Township is committed to balancing community needs with the safety of its residents and employees in its approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.