If you wish to file a report regarding non-compliance under the Quarantine Act, contact the Public Health Agency of Canada. For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For all other police matters, including non-compliance to the EMPCA, please call your local police (Kincardine 519-396-3341) or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

What is a Pandemic?

The WHO (World Health Organization) defines the word pandemic loosely - "the worldwide spread of a new disease".

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a pandemic is a disease that has spread in multiple countries around the world, usually affecting a large number of people.

The word comes from the Greek word "pan" meaning all and "demos" meaning people. 

 

Prevention & How to Protect Yourself:

Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person-to-person through close contact, for example, providing care for a person with COVID-19 in a household or health care setting or coming into direct contact with infectious body fluids of a person with COVID-19.

Everyday actions can help prevent the spread of germs and viruses like COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands frequently

  • Watch your distance (ideally 2m)

  • Wear a Face Covering Correctly
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

If you need immediate medical attention you should call 911 and mention your travel history and symptoms.

Kincardine has a COVID-19 assessment centre, visit https://www.sbghc.on.ca/ for details.  

For more information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada or the Ministry of Health

 

Proof of Vaccination Required at Some Municipality of Kincardine Facilities

As required by the Province of Ontario, the Municipality of Kincardine will be implementing proof of vaccination upon entry of designated meeting spaces and indoor municipal recreation facilities effective Wednesday, September 22. View the Ministry of Health Q&A document on proof of vaccine for businesses and organizations.

The new regulation (O. Reg. 364/20) under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) means that specified businesses and organizations must ask patrons to provide proof of identification and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to grant entry to their facilities. Failing to comply with the requirements of these regulations would result in charges against the Municipality of Kincardine.

Proof of Vaccination Requirement applies to the following Municipality of Kincardine facilities:

  • The Davidson Centre, Kincardine
  • Centre for the Arts, Kincardine
  • Kincardine Pavilion
  • Connaught Park Pavilion, Kincardine
  • Kincardine Fire & Emergency Services Station 12, Kincardine
  • Tiverton & District Sports Centre, Tiverton
  • Tiverton & District Lions Club, Tiverton
  • Whitney Crawford Community Centre, Tiverton 
  • Armow Hall, Armow
  • Bruce Township Community Centre, Underwood
  • Brucedale Community Centre, Underwood

What does this mean for entry to these facilities?

The Province’s Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act (Guidelines) released on September 14 state that, to be admitted entry, patrons must:

  1. Provide proof of identification in the form of a Driver’s licence, birth certificate, passport, citizenship card, Ontario photo card or other government-issued identification, Indian status card or Indigenous membership card or a permanent resident card; and
  2. Provide proof of being fully vaccinated with the last dose received at least 14 days ago. Here’s how to get your proof of vaccination:
  • If you have a green photo health card - download and print an electronic COVID-19 vaccine receipt through the provincial portal
  • If you have a red and white health card (or no health card) – call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900
  • If you got your vaccine at a pharmacy, ask the pharmacy for assistance
  • If you’re unsuccessful with these methods, or want to register an out-of-province vaccine, email Grey Bruce Public Health for assistance at COVID19.vaccine@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca
  • Bruce County Library Services are offering a free vaccine receipt printing and laminating at all Bruce County Library branches - contact your local library branch near you for available services and details.

Exemptions include:

  • Retail
  • Patrons entering or accessing critical services (e.g., washrooms, food distribution programs, warming/cooling centres, etc.)
  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Patrons ages 12 -17 years old who are entering the facility used for sport and recreational fitness activities solely for the purpose of participating in an organized sport. This applies to training, practices, games and competitions including sports leagues, organized pick-up sports, dance classes, martial arts and swimming classes
  • Patrons with a medical exemption and a written document from a physician (designated MD) or registered nurse extended class or nurse practitioner

“We’re navigating these unprecedented times together, as we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic” says Municipality of Kincardine Mayor Gerry Glover. “We hope that the public will be understanding and kind to staff at all affected facilities, including those at our local businesses and municipal facilities, recognizing we’re all required to follow the Provincial legislation.”

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is available to answer questions - call 519-376-9420, email publichealth@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca, or find more information on their website: www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca.  

All other public health measures (e.g., masking, facility screening and physical distancing) continue to apply to Municipality of Kincardine facilities.

 

Facilities Reopen to the Public; Enhanced Safety Measures in Place- September 8th 2021

The Municipality of Kincardine Administration Centre (1475 Concession 5, Kincardine), Davidson Centre (601 Durham St, Kincardine), and the Underwood Community Centre (1240 Concession 6, Tiverton) are now reopen to the public after an extended period of modified service delivery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Underwood Hall and Boardroom, Armow Hall, and Brucedale School are also open for rentals. The Tiverton Sports Centre will reopen on September 20 for ice rentals. 

Enhanced safety measures will be in place at all municipal facilities and members of the public who wish to visit in person must be able to pass COVID-19 screening. Service delivery continues to be available online and the public is encouraged to use online services whenever possible. 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN PERSON 

Municipal Administration Centre 

• Passive screening asking members of the public to enter the facility only if they can answer no to the following questions:

o Have you experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (new cough, shortness of breath or sore throat, fever)? 

o Have you travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days and been told to quarantine? 

o Have you been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19? 

• Safety precautions will be in place at the municipality, including signage, hand hygiene stations, plexiglass barriers, physical distancing markers, enhanced cleaning, and designated meeting spaces 

• Face coverings are required to be worn by both staff and members of the public when meeting inside the building (available if needed) 

• If you will be at an appointment for longer than 15 minutes, you will be required to sign in for contact tracing purposes 

• Washrooms at the Municipal Administration Centre are closed to the public 

• Access to Treasury, Legislative Services and Office of CAO: through the front (north-facing) door 

• Access to Development Services or Public Works: through the back (south-facing) door 

• Service for one customer at a time in each department (your patience is appreciated) 

 

Davidson Centre 

• A COVID screening questionnaire is required for everyone entering a recreation facility – available at the facility or online (no more than up to 24 hours prior to coming to the facility; please screenshot the green check mark at the end to show the attendant) 

• Participants for all programs, including Health Club users, must enter through the main entrance (Entrance A) at the front of the building

 

Resources: 

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit

https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/COVID-19

Public Health Ontario

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/

World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/

Government of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Ministry of Health and Long term care

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/

South Bruce Grey Health Centre

https://www.sbghc.on.ca/

Brockton Area and Kincardine Family Health Teams

https://bakfht.ca/

 Ministry of Health Q&A document on proof of vaccine for businesses and organizations.

 

The Human Services Department for Bruce County has compiled a collection of topics , everything from Children's Services, Food Support, Housing and Income. Resources for the various topics are included, and the County's contact information is also provided if needed.
Please share this within your networks, as many others may require these same supports.

 

Now get all the latest COVID-19 Information right from the Municipal app! Click the COVID-19 icon on the homepage for details. Download the mobile app to your phone or tablet.

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