For Immediate Release: April 19, 2021
Update # 40 – Response to COVID-19 – Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order

West Lincoln, Ont. – April 19, 2021

In response to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the province, effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the Ontario Government extended and strengthened the Province-wide Stay-at-Home order to May 20th, 2021. All current restrictions remain in place, in addition to:

  • Some outdoor recreational amenities are CLOSED. This includes tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, skate parks and golf courses.
  • All outdoor gatherings are prohibited except with members of the same household. For a person who lives alone, they may visit with one household.
  • All non-essential workplaces in the construction sector will be closed. Municipal Infrastructure Construction Projects have been deemed essential and will continue or be allowed to commence.
  • Reduced capacity limits to 25 percent in all retail settings where in-store shopping is permitted. This does include supermarkets.
  • The Full News Release can be found on the Service Ontario’s website

The April 16th Provincial regulation had initially closed playgrounds, however, that decision was reversed over the weekend and our playgrounds are open again for use by the public, providing children and adults are able to maintain the 2 metre safe distancing practice and follow public health directives.

A big thank you goes out to Township staff who quickly closed and then reopened all of our playgrounds. We are also grateful to our residents for their patience and understanding as we navigate and implement the changes that we are required to put in place.

Media Contact:
Cheryl Ganann, Councillor
Township of West Lincoln

Bev Hendry, CAO
Township of West Lincoln