Coronavirus Update - March 31, 2020 - Media Release

For Immediate Release

Lincoln continues to respond to Coronavirus

Lincoln, ON – (March 31, 2020) – The Town of Lincoln continues to place the health and safety of our community and staff as a priority. Our emergency operations control group meets daily to assess new information and respond accordingly to keep our community healthy. We will continue to monitor and adjust as required in real-time.
 

Facilities remain closed:

The Government of Ontario announced a two-week extension of the provincial emergency order until April 14, 2020, with the potential to extend in two-week allotments. Therefore, Town of Lincoln facilities will remain closed until further notice.

The following facilities are closed:

  • Town Hall
  • Fleming Centre, including Lincoln Public Library
  • Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre
  • Lincoln Community Centre
  • Jordan Arena
  • Lincoln Rescue Fire Stations (for non-emergency use)
  • Park equipment & amenities (e.g., playgrounds, sports fields)
  • Leash-free dog park
     

No gatherings:

Please remember that under the current provincial emergency order residents are not to gather in groups of more than five people. The order does not apply to private households of five people or more, essential workers in workplaces, operating childcare centres supporting frontline healthcare workers and first responders.

We encourage residents to be good citizens and abide by these rules to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. If residents have concerns about any of the following, the first point of contact in Lincoln is our Municipal Law Enforcement:

  • Gatherings of five or more people
  • Use of closed facilities
  • Price gouging
  • Operation of non-essential businesses

Our Municipal Law Enforcement team is available to respond to concerns from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days per week effective today, by calling 905-563-2799 ext. 289. Do not call 9-1-1.
 

We continue to serve you:

The Town remains available to serve you online or by phone. For a full list of the services available, and how to contact us, visit Lincoln.ca/services.

Do your part:

The Town encourages residents to seek information from credible sources such as Niagara Region Public Health, and take the necessary steps to stay healthy:

  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • If you’ve returned to Canada, you must self-isolate for 14 days
  • No gatherings
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Keep six feet (2 metres) away from each other
  • Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces
     

Your source of local information:

The situation continues to rapidly change so we encourage residents to follow the Town’s social media accounts & latest news digital newsletter for the most up-to-date information.

The Town’s website remains a good one-stop source of information for residents in regard to:

  • Lincoln’s response to Coronavirus
  • Health advice
  • Travel advice & returning travelers
  • Online & phone services
  • Grocery & pharmacies
  • Social support services
  • Utilities information & support
     

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Contact:

Carrie Beatty
Chief Strategic Communications & Public Affairs Officer
Office of the CAO, Town of Lincoln
Cell: 905-401-5707
Office: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
cbeatty@lincoln.ca

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