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Mayor encouraged by stage two reopening so far

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Today Mayor Andy Letham commented favourably on the public’s cooperation in following health and business protocols for the stage two reopening as set by the province.

“Over the weekend, our police and municipal law enforcement services reported no major issues related to COVID-19,” says the mayor.

Letham says the OPP marine unit was out on the waterways in response to increased boat activity.

“It was a beautiful weekend and as I drove through a few of our downtowns such as Lindsay, Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls, I saw many patios open and people enjoying time in the sun. Businesses are opening only if they feel they can do so safely.”

Now, Letham says, we “need to build on the momentum and keep it going as we continue to follow public health advice, including practicing physical distancing, wearing a face covering if physical distancing is a challenge, washing hands frequently and thoroughly, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.”

If you think you have COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has COVID‑19, get tested, he adds.

On Friday, the City of Kawartha Lakes provided an update of services available to the public, following the province’s Stage 2 announcement and regional reopening effective June 12.

While the municipality remains in a state of emergency, the health and safety of residents and staff remains top priority, says a press release, “and the city is committed to continuing a slow and steady approach to reopening.”

City buildings remain closed to the public at this time, but there are a variety of updates to services.

Visit www.kawarthalakes.ca/COVID19 for a full listing.

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