Haldimand County Announces Facility Closures Following Province-Wide Emergency Brake Announcement

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, the Province of Ontario announced that it would be implementing a province-wide ‘emergency brake shutdown’ as a result of rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations. The province-wide emergency brake will take effect Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and is expected to last 4 weeks.

As a result of this announcement, Haldimand County will be closing a number of facilities to the public, including:

– All museums (staff will still be available to answer inquiries and requests via phone/e-mail)
– All libraries (curbside pickup only; staff will remain available to assist via phone/e-mail)
– All arenas (Note: ice rentals scheduled for tonight will continue as planned given the shutdown takes effect April 3)

All indoor recreation has been canceled and due to the length of the shutdown, ice will be removed from arenas. User groups are being notified.

Council meetings will be held virtually during the province-wide shutdown.

The Haldimand County Administration Building will remain open with strict physical distancing measures and capacity limits in place. The Canborough Waste Management Facility will also remain open, however, the Re-Use program bin will be unavailable and only debit or credit payment will be accepted.

Full details regarding municipal facilities, programs and services during the pandemic are listed on the ‘What’s Open/Closed‘ and ‘County Service Options‘ tabs at HaldimandCounty.ca/COVID-19.

While in-person services at the Administration Building remain available, residents are reminded that a number of municipal services are available online and do not require in-person visit.

More information on what’s permitted during the emergency brake shutdown is available on the Province of Ontario’s website.

Updates will be shared as required.