One year ago today, Mayor Margaret Quirk issued a declaration of emergency in response to COVID-19 in the Town of Georgina – the first time the Town had done this.
The Georgina Mass Vaccination Clinic, now in its third week, continues to provide Georgina and all York Region residents with the COVID-19 vaccine, close to home. York Region Public Health has been leading the clinic, which has been made possible through support from the Town. In order to host a clinic in Georgina, the Town redeployed recreation staff to support the operation of the clinic, fulfilling a variety of roles.
Once again, dining establishments throughout Georgina will be allowed to build new temporary patios or expand existing ones on a temporary basis for the upcoming patio season. Council recently approved extending the Town’s Temporary Patio Program.
Town of Georgina Council is inviting you to volunteer in the community as a member the Safe Streets Committee. All appointments are for the 2018-22 Term of Council. Current Town board and committee members are encouraged to apply.
Safe Streets Committee
York Region Public Health is opening additional vaccine appointments on Monday, March 15 at 8:30 a.m. for residents age 80+ (born in 1941 or earlier) and for eligible Highest and Very High priority health care workers who live or work in York Region. Vaccines are delivered by appointment ONLY – walk-in appointments are not available. Booking will be available at york.ca/COVID19Vaccine. If you need assistance booking, call 1-877-464-9675.
The Town of Georgina is inviting local artists and art teams of all ages to submit artwork to be used for the 2021 summer Street Banner Program. This pilot program is intended to showcase the talents of local artists and reflect the culture, heritage, vibrancy, and creativity of the municipality.
The Town of Georgina is joining communities throughout Canada to commemorate March 11 as the National Day of Observance in memory of the victims of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring a global pandemic. As of March 10, the Town of Georgina has had 697 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 44 of those resulted in deaths.
Flags will be lowered at Town facilities in honour of the victims of the pandemic.
The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that warmer weather accompanied by rainfall is expected to begin to move through the watershed on Wednesday, March 10 through Friday, March 12. This weather system is expected to bring temperatures well above seasonal values with daytime highs climbing above +10oC by Wednesday afternoon. Above zero temperatures are forecast for overnight Wednesday and daytime highs climbing to +17oC on Thursday. In addition, rainfall amounts around 3mm are predicted on Thursday.
Due to warmer temperatures, the Pefferlaw Ice Pad (PIP) will close for the season effective Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
Thank you to everyone for coming out to enjoy the skating season.
Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. on March 14, and Georgina Fire and Rescue Services is recommending residents install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks.