Weather and Emergencies

Posted On Friday, May 07, 2021

Barb Clumpus (2)This week in Grey/Bruce we are seeing the positive results of the Provincial stay-at-home order, with fewer new cases appearing from the contact tracing necessary after an incident two weeks ago. This welcome trend relies on keeping the new variants at bay. That glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel has been a little wobbly of late, so now is the time to buckle down and stick to the guidelines like limiting unnecessary travel and avoiding crowded areas. That will help get...
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Posted On Wednesday, May 05, 2021

EP Week 2020 2This year’s Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week (May 2nd- 8 th ), like last year, is taking place during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. You can celebrate EP Week at home by building an emergency kit and making a plan.
The theme for this year’s EP Week is “Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Anything”. In the Meaford area, you may need to be prepared for events like flooding, tornados, snow storms, power outages, fires and drinking water emergencies....

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Posted On Friday, April 23, 2021

Barb Clumpus (2)The uptick in local infections of the virus last week meant that some vaccinations were delayed to allow the Grey Bruce Health Unit to catch up on the significant volume of contact tracing this caused. However, by Sunday Dr. Arra announced that they were able to redeploy staff to manage the contact volume, and to return to vaccinating folks in priority sequences and more broadly through the hockey hub locations. This week, local case numbers continue to be higher than we’ve...
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Posted On Friday, April 16, 2021

Barb Clumpus (2)We have been extremely lucky until now to have had very low case numbers in our area, that labeled us a “low risk area”, but as the Grey Bruce Health Unit saw a staggering over 70 new cases in a 36 hour period this week, Dr. Arra has declared a critical threshold and asked that we all step up and do what’s necessary to keep our community safe.
The Health Unit has redeployed staff from other areas, including the vaccine clinics and info line, to keep up with...

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Posted On Thursday, April 15, 2021

cdc-w9KEokhajKw-unsplashFollowing the announcement from the Grey Bruce Health Unit that our area has reached a Critical Threshold of COVID-19, the following Municipal services have been suspended in order to encourage everyone to stay home and limit outings to essential travel.
Meaford Public Library
The Meaford Public Library will be suspending curbside pick-up, computer and photocopying services until Monday, April 19. Only online library services will be available during this time.
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