Below is a message from City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor, Andy Letham.
“Good afternoon everyone,
We are at a critical point in pandemic response and what we do in the next few months will determine what kind of spring we have.
Vaccines are rolling out as quickly as they can. In Kawartha Lakes alone, we’ve already vaccinated 1700 high-risk residents and are continuing to move through the phased rollout plan. Our health unit and front-line staff have been working extremely hard over the past month to immunize our community and I want to thank them for taking care of all our long-term care home patients and staff. They are following the guidelines laid out by the province and can only move as quickly as supplies are delivered.
Until we can all get vaccinated, the risk of COVID-19 remains strong.
Council is continuing to move forward as much as possible. The 2021 budget was just passed last week, with the lowest tax increase experienced in a decade. We’re moving ahead with community projects, like Bobcaygeon Beach Park and Fenelon Falls Reconstruction, to help create new places to explore, when it is safe to do so. We’re also investing in a Wellness Centre in the North to create more access to healthcare resources for our residents.
Although there are signs we’re in the home stretch of this pandemic, we still have a long way to go. For those looking for information on vaccines or case numbers, both the local Health Unit’s website and Province’s website have more details available.
Please continue to do all you can to keep yourself and others safe.”