COVID-19 UP-DATE 2021 #2

The Municipality of Machin is monitoring the COVID-19 virus pandemic on a daily basis. We are taking precautions to help protect our vulnerable residents and our employees.

Given the latest developments, we will have to shut down some Municipal facilities again for a two week period starting December 26, 2020 and that now HAS BEEN EXTENDED until February 11th, 2021. We are wanting to protect the health and safety of the residents of the Municipality of Machin. We are hereby implementing the closure of the following Municipal facilities:

The Municipal office will be closed to the public until further notice. The Municipal office will continue to take phone calls if you require any assistance.

The Municipality of Machin Recreation Centre will be closed with no rentals until further notice.

The Woodland Arena will be closed until further notice.

The Eagle River Rink will be ready for skating, but the shack will remain closed. With the following – 5 people maximum on the ice at one time. Please abide by the following rules: Physical Distance and Wear a Mask at all times, if there is more than one household skating. Games that involve close contact are prohibited. If one Adult could take on a Supervisory Role, to ensure everyone Stays Safe.

The Public Works Garage and the Vermilion Bay Water Plant will be closed to the public.

The Municipality of Machin Reading Room will be closed.

The Waste Disposal Sites will be open on Winter Hours. Due to COVID 19 Provincial Regulations there are no more than 5 People allowed in the Dumps at one time. Please be patient during this Province Wide Shutdown. Thank you

Employees for the Municipality of Machin will continue to work their regular scheduled shifts.

Senior’s Bus will continue to operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we will revisit the schedule depending on the Province announcements.

We continue to monitor the situation and as things change, further updates will be provided. Please know we are taking these precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Province will be making announcements and letting us know if we can open after February 11th, 2021.

The Mayor and Council of the Municipality of Machin would like to remind the public to please continue following safe practices such as increased hand washing and if possible, keeping your distance from people. We thank the public for their continued patience and understanding during this time.

The Mayor and Council would also like to thank our local businesses for keeping their doors open and for keeping the stores disinfected, you are keeping our community safe and in supply of all our needs. Please know that all your work is appreciated. THANK YOU!

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the Municipal Office at (807)227-2633.