A Message from Mayor Mitchell


Given the current trends in key public health and health system indicators, Ontario will maintain current masking requirements in select indoor settings until June 11, 2022, under the Class Order

The Township continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation through Peterborough Public Health (PPH), who is working closely with local, provincial and federal partners to manage and respond effectively.   

Vaccination Updates

Vaccine Clinic Schedule

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    At this time, Peterborough Public Health has temporarily suspended walk-in appointments. All appointments for any dose of COVID-19 received at a PPH vaccine clinic MUST be booked (unless otherwise stated) using the provincial COVID-19 vaccine booking system:

     

    Masks will still be required to be worn in all PPH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics.

COVID-19 Testing

Rapid Antigen Testing

Obtaining a testing kit:

As of February 9, the province of Ontario is distributing Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) through pharmacies and grocery stores. Review the province of Ontario’s distribution plan. 

When to use a RAT:

Rapid antigen tests can be used for:

  • screening purposes
  • testing if asymptomatic
  • testing if symptomatic

Learn more about the uses for rapid antigen tests.

How to use a RAT:

The Ontario Science Table recommends the following sampling method to obtain a more reliable sample for a rapid antigen test. Individuals can collect these samples by initially swabbing both cheeks, followed by the back of the tongue or throat, and then both nostrils. For more instruction, watch the adult or children’s instructions or view this resource.

Understanding test results:

Review the province of Ontario guidance for directions in understanding next steps after using a RAT.

Recording test results:

Peterborough Public Health is asking all residents to record their rapid antigen test results in this voluntary and confidential survey. In the event that testing and contact tracing capacity cannot keep up with cases, PPH will be using these survey results as a surveillance tool.

Residents will only be contacted if they test positive and wish to be contacted by Peterborough Public Health for follow up.

Township Office
  • The Township Office is OPEN to the public.
  • Prior to entering the facility, we ask that you complete passive self-screening and if you aren't feeling well that you delay your visit. If your business does not require a visit to the Office, we encourage you to please continue to conduct your business by phone or email. 
  • Though the mandatory mask requirement has been lifted, we strongly encourage you to continue to wear masks and maintain safe distancing to protect those people at risk within our community.
  • Staff are available to help customers by phone at 705-292-9507 or email at info@selwyntownship.ca. A complete Staff Directory is available on the Township website for a list of extensions.
  • Customers can pay their taxes through various online methods. Taxes and other payments can also be dropped off in our black drop-box at the Office. 

For more information, please email info@selwyntownship.ca.

Recreation Facilities & Amenities

Indoor recreation facilities are OPEN at full capacity.

  • Prior to entering the facility, we ask that you complete passive self-screening and if you aren't feeling well that you delay your visit.
  • Though the mandatory mask requirement has been lifted, we strongly encourage you to continue to wear masks and maintain safe distancing to protect those people at risk within our community.

For more information, call 705-292-9507 ext. 243 or email recreation@selwyntownship.ca

Building Inspections

Inspections of buildings will require confirmation that no persons currently working or inhabiting the building have any COVID-19 symptoms or illness.

Selwyn Public Library

The Selwyn Public Library branches are OPEN at full capacity, with regular operating hours.

  • Prior to entering the facility, we ask that you complete passive self-screening and if you aren't feeling well that you delay your visit.
  • Though the mandatory mask requirement has been lifted, we strongly encourage you to continue to wear masks and maintain safe distancing in the library to protect those people at risk within our community.

Visit the Selwyn Public Library website for hours of operation.

Fire Department

The Bridgenorth Fire Hall and Administrative Office has limited public access - please call ahead or knock on the door. 

  • 2022 Open Air Burning Permits are being issued and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms are being sold from the Administrative Office located at 833 Ward Street, Bridgenorth (payable by cash or cheque only).

For more information, call 705-292-7282 or email fire@selwyntownship.ca.

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