Based on yesterday’s announcement by Premier Doug Ford, effective Jan. 5, 2022, Quinte West re-enters a modified Step 2 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. All of Ontario will remain in Step 2 for at least 21 days (until Jan. 26, 2022), subject to trends in public health and health system indicators.
As a part of Step 2, the City must close all indoor recreation facilities, including the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens in Trenton and the Dr. McMullen Recreation Centre in Frankford. City staff will follow up directly with people who have booked ice time at the arenas.
Quinte West City Hall and the Frankford Municipal Office will remain open to the public however, the City urges residents to access services by phone or online wherever possible at quintewest.ca. Please call ahead to ensure the service you’re looking for is available in-person.
All visitors to Quinte West City Hall and the Frankford Municipal Office must wear a mask that covers their mouth, nose and chin. A greeter will perform screenings and ensure that a limited number of people are admitted into the building at a time to maintain 50 per cent capacities and safe physical distances. If you feel ill or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please stay home.
The Quinte West Public Library at City Hall and Frankford remain open to the public with reduced capacity. They will continue to offer online programming and curbside pick-up of library materials. Find more information about their services at qwpl.ca.
“We’re continuing to follow directions from the province and do everything we can to ensure the safety of all our residents and staff,” says Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison.