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Questions and Answers Re: COVID-19

Here is a list of questions and answers about subjects related to COVID-19, with the most recent question first.

When will Orangeville’s splash pads open?

Update: The Town’s splash pads opened on June 26 and will operate daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols in effect.

 

Is the RV dumping station open for use at Orangeville wastewater treatment plant?

Yes, RV dumping is open at the water pollution control plant. Please call 519 941 0440 ext. 4701 to make an appointment.

 

Can landscaping and lawn care companies still operate?

As of May 4, 2020, lawn care and landscaping are permitted to operate. Property maintenance businesses that are providing services strictly for safety, security or sanitation purposes will be allowed.  These services include exterior window cleaning and the filling and sanitization of pools and ponds. This is to ensure that properties remain safe, property standards are met and that grass is maintained to help prevent ticks and mosquitoes in tall grass and standing water.

Businesses and individual operations should continue to follow all of the health precautions from the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit including:

  • Stay 2.0 m (six feet) away from each other (physical distancing)
  • Avoid all non-essential gatherings of any size
  • Stay home from work and other activities if you are sick
  • Self-isolate if you are unwell or have travelled outside of Canada
  • If you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, take the Ontario online Self-Assessment Tool, and if directed, visit a testing Assessment Centre
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently (for at least 20 seconds)
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or cough and sleeve into your elbow
  • Clean and disinfect high touch areas frequently

Businesses with questions about the Provincial list of essential businesses and services can continue to call the Province’s ‘Stop the Spread’ Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

For additional information regarding COVID-19, see the following links to Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit:

About COVID-19: https://wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/covid-19-information-public/about-covid-19

COVID-19 in the workplace: https://wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/covid-19-information-public/workplaces-food-premises-and-other-sectors

*This information is subject to change based on further COVID-19 developments.

 

Are burn permits being issued for 2020?

Residents on the wait list for a burn permit from Orangeville Fire have been provided with a form to complete if they wish to have a permit issued in 2020. A burn permit is available to those whose addresses have been checked for sensitive receptors and whose properties meet the specified requirements (not a townhouse or restricted property, not a rented property, etc.).

Those residents on the wait list who are applying for a new (first-time) permit will be provided with basic instructions on how the Town will be conducting virtual inspections. New applicant permits will be processed starting the week of April 20.

A form to cover initial information for a burn permit is now available on the Town’s website and can be submitted online. Information will include name of applicant, address, phone number, email address, and whether you had a permit within the last three years or if it’s a new permit. Applicants will then be notified of next steps.

The cost of a burn permit is $30. Payments can be made by credit card or cheques can be mailed/dropped off in the mailbox at 10 Dawson Road. We cannot accept debit, cash or email money transfers.

 

Are building permits/inspections being processed/conducted?

  • Building permits are being accepted via email ([email protected]), mail or courier;
  • Inspectors will continue to issue permits (including occupancy permits) as usual;
  • Inspections will be conducted outside, and inside unoccupied units;
  • Inspections will not be conducted in occupied units at this time;
  • Inspections booked via email ([email protected]);
  • Prior to conducting any inspections, the inspector will confirm that the individual (contractor, etc) that is accompanying them on the inspection has been screened, symptom free and confirms that they have not travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days.

 

Are the Town’s building inspectors working on issuing occupancy permits? Concerned there may be a delay in the move-in date if inspectors aren’t on site approving different stages of home construction work.

The Building Division continues to operate as described below:

  • Applicants can continue to submit Building Permit applications;
  • Inspectors will continue to issue permits (including occupancy permits) as usual;
  • Inspections will be conducted outside, and inside unoccupied units;
  • Inspections will not be conducted in occupied units at this time;
  • Prior to conducting any inspections, the inspector will confirm that the individual (contractor, etc.) that is accompanying them on the inspection has been screened and is symptom-free.