The Municipality of Bluewater is taking proactive steps to limit the potential spread of COVID-19
within our communities.  The situation is constantly being assessed and any new information regarding
impacts to municipal services will be provided.

On January 12th, 2021, the Government of Ontario issued revised COVID-19 public health measures and restrictions for all of Ontario. This declaration allows the government to strengthen public health and workplace safety measures and create and enforce emergency orders. On January 14th, 2021, the Government of Ontario also issued a stay at home order. Ontarians must stay home and only go out for necessities. The Ontario Government's COVID-19 Level: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework has been paused for now.

Review what these measures mean for Ontarians: COVID-19 public health measures and restrictions.

Thank you to everyone for their continued effort to keep our communities safe in response to  COVID-19.  Physical distancing, wearing a mask, limiting contact to only your household, self-monitoring and self-isolating are public health measures that can delay and decrease the number of cases.

People are urged to continue following the guidance of Huron Perth Public Health. Their Health Line intake phone line (1-888-221-2133) is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Calls left as phone messages on Sunday will be dealt with on the next business day. Case numbers and outbreak updates are provided through their website and social media platforms in addition to resources for individuals and businesses.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have the authority to uphold federal and provincial orders (laws).
If you have concerns about an order violation and would like to make a report please call the Ontario Provincial Police non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122 not 911.  It is essential to ensure that 911 lines are open in order for responses to be generated to emergencies that need immediate actions from fire, police or paramedics.

BLUEWATER UPDATES:

All Municipality of Bluewater community centres, halls, and arenas will be closed until further notice beginning December 24th at 4 pm.

Municipal outdoor spaces remain open but are subject to provincial gathering restrictions and physical distancing protocol.

Although the municipal office remains closed to the public, a walk up window has been installed for those who are unable to use one of the alternative forms of service available. All provincial and public health guidelines are in place when using the walk up window. All municipal departments continue to be available by phone or email and we encourage everyone to use these methods whenever possible to limit the number of trips made within the community. As many staff continue to work remotely, we encourage calling ahead before coming to the office.

For tax and utility payments, please use one of the alternate payment methods as noted on the tax and utility payment pages which can be accessed by clicking on the following links:

Property Tax Payment Information
Utility Payment Information

Payments can be dropped in the mail slot of the municipal office. 

Please click on the following link to view the Planning, Building and By-law Enforcement Department Services update:  Development Services Department Update   

Council and staff are committed to providing essential municipal services to our communities.  For a list of municipal contacts, please visit our Contact  page.   

HELPFUL LINKS:

Health Canada
Province of Ontario
Canada's Economic Response Plan
COVID-19 Self Assessment and Alert Mobile App

HPPH Instructions re Use of Masks / Downloadable Signage for Mandatory Face Coverings
Huron County Online Business Map

Risk Mitigation Tools for Gatherings and Events

Ontario Stop the Spread Business Information Line: 1-888-444-3659

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to limit exposure to the COVID-19.