The township has decided to close all facilities while reducing services after consulting with the Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

In a news release, Minden Hills says the moves are in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and they say their priority is the safety of the public and their staff.

The measures below are now in effect:

  • Scheduled in-person meetings with staff from all Municipal Departments will be on an as needed basis and by appointment only.
  • Landfills remain open with regular levels of service being provided at this time.
  • Building inspections will occur on a case-by-case basis.
  • Building and Planning applications will continue to be processed.
  • The Agnes Jamieson Gallery and Cultural Centre is closed to the public.
  • The Gymnasium and Walking Track at the Minden Hills Community Centre/Recreation Complex/SG Nesbitt Memorial Arena are closed to the public. The arena ice pad remains available for booking.
  • Public Skating and ice programs are limited to a maximum of 25 participants. Please call ahead to ensure space is available at 705-286-1936 ext. 554.
  • Administrative call answering services will remain available between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday to Friday, 705-286-1260 or email admin@mindenhills.ca or please contact staff directly at their email or personal extension.

The township is asking the public to contact them with important requests only, and it may take longer than normal for a reply. Residents are encouraged to visit www.mindenhills.ca for the most current information.