Message from Mayor Barb Clumpus

Posted On Friday February 05, 2021

As the province’s Stay-at-Home order continues, we are starting to see the positive results in reduced numbers of new cases both provincially and locally.  As difficult as it is to be confined at home, it proves once again that our commitment to following the health unit’s protocols, is reducing the virus spread. Thank you for your part in that.

Sadly, last weekend a gentleman in the Grey-Bruce Community passed away due to COVID-19 after being admitted to hospital in January. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. This is a heartbreaking reminder that COVID-19 is still with us, and that we all must share the responsibility to halt the spread of the virus.  Our frontline health care workers are exhausting their own mental and physical health doing everything they can to keep us safe. We must do everything we can to protect our loved ones and our community. By staying the course we will make it through this second wave safely and emerge a stronger, more resilient community.

The Grey Bruce Public Health unit is focused on vaccine distribution in our area, and it has released the “Hockey Hub” mass immunization plan which will be used to deliver vaccines in 3 local arenas, efficiently, and with a streamlined flow-through process. The plan is dependent, of course, upon receiving the expected supply of vaccines, but this model will come into play hopefully by mid-February. Stay tuned to the Grey Bruce Health Unit for updates as they become available.

We’re now into the dark, cold days of February, but the good news is the infection rates are dropping in Grey/Bruce, our kids are back in school, and Wiarton Willie predicts an early Spring!  I urge you all to take care of yourselves, mentally and physically. Find some fun in the sunny days outdoors, enjoy your hobbies, or try a new experience - perhaps with rented snowshoes from our library, and connect virtually with loved ones. Above all, continue to practice the 3 W’s – wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance.

Stay well everyone! Stay home, stay safe, and save lives. 

- Mayor Barb Clumpus

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