Dysart et al Update: April 3

The following is an update from the Municipality of Dysart et al as of April 3 2020 at 2:40 p.m.

The Emergency Control Group met this morning as scheduled.

Yesterday the Province designated the entire legislated fire region of Ontario a Restricted Fire Zone. Until further notice all outdoor fires are prohibited in Haliburton County. For more information including penalties and directions on how to report please visit this link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ outdoor-fire-restrictions

Please note that boat launches in Dysart will remain open at this time. These areas do not contain high-touch surfaces and can be easily accessed while respecting social distancing rules.

With a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Haliburton County we would like to once again urge the public to take necessary precautions to stay safe and prevent the spread of the virus by following the advice of the World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/ emergencies/diseases/novel- coronavirus-2019/advice-for- public . In the words of Rick Mercer: “Stop looking for loopholes” and be sure to restrict socialization to members of your immediate household. The faster we can flatten the curve of this disease the faster we can return to our normal lives. Your community is counting on you!

The Dysart Administration Office remains closed to the public but staff are all available to respond via email or phone. Please contact the appropriate staff member as listed on our website at www.dysartetal.ca . The phone number for the Administration Office is 705-457-1740.

For current updates please continue to monitor our website ( www.dysartetal.ca ) as well as the County of Haliburton page at www.haliburtoncounty.ca/ covid-19 .

Our community is working hard to manage and contain this virus but great efforts are also being taken to support those in need. If you’re feeling unwell or need information on accessing supports or resources we strongly encourage you to check out this comprehensive website created by Haliburton Highlands Health Services – Community Programs: https://www.haliburtoncares. ca/ . For those of you looking to volunteer your time please visit this link: https://www.haliburtoncares. ca/#howToHelp .