Coronavirus Update - May 4, 2020

Coronavirus Update - May 4, 2020

Lincoln ON - (Friday, May 4, 2020) – The Town of Lincoln continues to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic, including enhanced enforcement in specific areas.  While enforcement and education around restrictions will continue, the Town is planning and preparing for a potential lessening of restrictions. A focus on recovery will begin this week as the Town of Lincoln strikes an internal recovery team. 

Information and expanded frameworks have been developed and released by the Province of Ontario, with details still to be assessed and shared as it relates to overall operations for government and business.

Fireworks Update:

To limit the spread of COVID-19 by reducing public gatherings, and following provincial directives to discontinue non-essential services, the Town of Lincoln and Lincoln Fire Rescue is temporarily suspending issuance of consumer firework sales permits and display firework permits.

Permits will not be issued while the Province of Ontario and the Town of Lincoln are in a state of emergency. This means consumers will not be able to purchase fireworks in the municipality, as the Town’s fireworks bylaw only allows licensed businesses with a permit to sell them. The decision was made in advance of the upcoming Victoria Day and Canada Day holidays to allow vendors to adapt accordingly. It will be re-evaluated when the emergency orders are lifted.

Shop Lincoln Website:

ShopLincoln.ca is an easy-to-use website that connects local businesses to customers. It is a Town of Lincoln-led initiative, in partnership with the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Bench Beamsville BIA, the Twenty Valley Tourism Association and Ontario Craft Wineries. While the website is a Town response to the current situation, it will continue to operate post-pandemic as a way to help local businesses. 

Recovery:

The Town of Lincoln has formulated a working committee of staff whose focus will be to prepare for both external business recovery supports and internal operational preparations. The working group being set up now will provide our Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) team and Council with the time needed to thoughtfully develop our approach. It will ensure that when it is safe to do so, we are fully prepared to reopen facilities and resume business and programming in whatever phased approach the Province puts in place.  Externally, assisting businesses and stakeholders will be a priority of the recovery team, where appropriate.

For more information on the Town’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.lincoln.ca/coronavirus.

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Contact:
Mike Kirkopoulos
CAO, Town of Lincoln
905-973-2314
mkirkopoulos@lincoln.ca

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