Yesterday, the Ontario government announced that it would temporarily be moving to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen to preserve hospital capacity as they continue to accelerate booster dose rollout in an effort to slow the spread of the Omicron variant.

The modified Step Two begins January 5, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. until at least January 26, 2022.

As a result of revised provincial regulations and to ensure business continuity, the following steps are being undertaken by Norfolk County:

  • Closing all museums, arenas, community halls, Simcoe and Delhi seniors’ centres, and the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre
  • Pausing ServiceNorfolk pop-up services (in Delhi and Port Rowan)
  • Encouraging all staff who can work from home to do so

ServiceNorfolk operations will continue at the Robinson Administration Building, Suite 100, 185 Robinson St., Simcoe and also by phone, email, and mail/drop-box.

Additional drop-box locations throughout the County are available for payments, and documents. Locations are as follows:

  • Norfolk County Libraries in Simcoe, Delhi, Port Rowan, Waterford and Port Dover (using the book return boxes outside each library)
  • County Administration Building, 50 Colborne Street S., Simcoe (Talbot St. entrance)
  • Delhi Administration Building, 183 Main St. of Delhi
  • Langton Community Centre, 28 Albert St. Langton

Norfolk County Libraries will continue to serve the public at 50 per cent capacity. It is suggested materials be reserved by phone or online. The public will continue to have access to computers, photocopiers or similar services, however, meeting room bookings for January will be postponed other than those essential to government, health or social services. In-house programming for January will be moved to an online format.

Critical services such as emergency response (Fire and Paramedics), water treatment, garbage and recycling collection and Simcoe transfer station will continue as normal.

Public health activities performed by the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit will remain unchanged, including those related to COVID19, water sampling, and harm reduction.

Council meetings will be held virtually during the modified Step Two period.

Updates will be shared as required.

A full list of the Province’s rules for Step Two can be found here.