As Ontario heads into a fourth COVID-19 wave this fall, Blind River council has decided to further postpone all public gatherings at the municipal office and at council meetings.
The decision was made at its virtual council meeting Sept. 7 meeting. Zoom meetings will continue to be held.
Council will also require all municipal employees to be double vaccinated to be able to come to work with the similar policy expected to be drafted that will apply to visitors at the municipal office and other town-owned facilities.
Council has instructed CAO-Clerk Katie Scott to create a policy to prohibit individuals who have not been double vaccinated from entering municipal facilities.
Scott said she will be seeking legal advice on how to govern such a policy.
The measures will be in place based on decisions by public health.
“One of these days council will be able to meet in one room,” Mayor Sally Hagman noted.