Non-essential County staff working remotely during state of emergency

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The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry has announced that all non-essential staff have transitioned to working remotely at least until the provincial state of emergency/work-at-home orders have been lifted.

County CAO Tim Simpson said the County continues to follow the lead of the province and its health care professionals to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The County administration building has been closed to the public since the Christmas break, and these new measures will help to further blunt the coronavirus spread.

“Staff are still working and can be reached by email and cell phone as usual as they continue the work of local government,” said CAO Simpson. “All essential County services, including roads, carry on as usual.”

The public can expect the following impacts at this time:

The County administration building remains closed to the public. The public is encouraged to utilize available online resources and contact staff via telephone or email.

Provincial Offences Act court matters will continue as scheduled. The public is reminded that a convenient way to pay fines is by visiting the County website at www.sdgcounties.ca.

All applications for severances and various permits (entrances, moving, setbacks) must be submitted electronically.

All SDG Library branches continue to be open for curbside pick-up of books and print materials, including DVDs, musical instruments, and other ‘Library of Things’ items.
More info: sdglibrary.ca/limited-branch-access.

The County has been in close contact with its municipal partners in the area and will provide updates as they become available.

“It’s our hope that these measures will be short-term in duration and we thank our residents for their patience and understanding,” said CAO Simpson.

Warden Frank Prevost said the County is being proactive in its decision-making. “The health of our residents and our staff is of paramount concern,” he said.

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