Reopening of Town Office Facilities - July 27th

Posted on Monday July 20, 2020

Since the arrival of COVID-19 in March, residents have done an incredible job of following public health guidelines. In line with provincial reopening’s, The Town of Penetanguishene will be reopening Town Hall, the Public Works Administration Building and the Penetanguishene Fire Hall to the public Monday, July 27th. 

The Town’s reopening plan is based on guidance from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and aligns with the Province of Ontario’s plan to gradually relax its emergency orders.

Office hours for each location are below:

The Town Hall: 8:30AM -4:30PM

The Fire Hall: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Public Works Administration Building: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

All locations will have a full closure from 12PM-1PM to allow for proper cleaning protocols and a full staff lunch break.

“Safety will continue to be a top priority through this transition” says CAO Jeff Lees, “Staff have worked tirelessly to put a plan in place that balances our desire to reopen Town facilities as soon as reasonably possible while also carefully planning how to best implement provincial health orders and directives in order to protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

It is required that the public make an appointment for any Planning and Development Department services, including applying for building permits or to speak with staff in the planning or by-law offices. If an appointment is not made, there is no guarantee that a staff member will be in the building and/or available to assist you. Appointments for Planning and Development Services can be made by calling: (705) 549-2673

While not a necessity, residents are encouraged to make an appointment for all other matters.  As Town staff will be working on and off site on a rotational basis, this will help ensure that the appropriate team member is available to answer any questions or concerns.

In order to serve or community better we ask that you adhere to all provincial regulations, including wearing a face covering when in the office buildings. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this transition.

As we move forward in our transition back into the office The Town of Penetanguishene will continue to monitor all changes with the COVID-19 pandemic and update our residents if any changes to our current reopening plan are deemed necessary.