The Mayor of Ingersoll has provided an update for residents as it relates to COVID-19.
INGERSOLL - The Mayor of Ingersoll has provided an update for residents as it relates to COVID-19.
Here is the full statement from Ted Comiskey:
Given the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 the Mayor of Ingersoll, on behalf of Council, wanted to advise the residents of the current state of affairs of the Town of Ingersoll.
Of course the health of our residents is of paramount importance and ensuring that people remain healthy may mean that some services have to be temporarily paused. We request patience and thank our residents for how patient they already have been.
The Province has declared an emergency and it has been advising residents and municipalities what steps to take. The Town has been involved in daily briefings from Southwestern Public Health in order to understand the current state of things in Oxford County.
At this time the Town of Ingersoll has closed its recreation facilities to the public. As well notices have been placed on playground equipment to advise that we are not cleaning them regularly and advising not to use the playground equipment. However, parks remain open to the public and may be used for recreation. We encourage residents to not gather in large groups over 50.
The Town Office is closed to the public but most staff can be reached via phone or email. The Town is currently waiving fees and penalties on taxes in order to ensure that residents have flexibility in paying their taxes. The Town of Ingersoll has not declared an emergency as at this time the provincial emergency is all that is needed.
The Mayor encourages all residents to obtain information from our site www.ingersoll.ca and our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheTownofIngersoll/ which often has information coming from Southwestern Public health. Mayor Comiskey says “I applaud Southwestern Public Health who have been very diligent in ensuring municipalities have information and that the public has information. I encourage everyone to visit their site frequently.” https://www.swpublichealth.ca/
I also wish to thank our residents, who I know to be very resilient, compassionate, patient and giving. Together we will get through this challenge.
Heart FM did a phone interview with Mayor Comiskey this morning. You can listen to it in it's entirety below.