Councillor Martin MacKinnon had some strong words of praise for staff with the City of Dryden.

During a virtual council meeting last week, MacKinnon wanted to thank City staff who have been serving on the front-lines of the pandemic, as well as support staff who have been tackling the pandemic since March.

“So along comes the pandemic, and I knew this was going to be a tough go. So I made myself learn something new everyday. What I’ve learned, is that I’m very proud of the City of Dryden and the employees that work here.”

“Not only are they excellent at what they do, but they’re some of the most adaptable people that you can find. With the pandemic, it’s been tough, but our staff have been really adaptable.”

“You see it everywhere. You see how the arena’s being run, all these Public Works projects on the go, how they’ve got all of that work done this summer and how they’ve kept up, I don’t know. That’s just good management. We have superior people running our city, and I thank you for that,” finished MacKinnon.

We’re collectively now in month eight of the pandemic, and residents are asked to always follow preventative health measures such as hand washing, social distancing, wearing a mask and staying home if you’re sick.

New safety measures implemented by Ontario include advising residents to only allow close contact with people you live with, and to maintain at least two metres of distance from anyone else.

COVID-19 assessment centres have stopped accepting walk-in testing services, so Ontario’s labs can make progress in processing tests. Testing centres will only be taking appointments as of October 6.

As well, Ontario is extending the pause on any further reopenings of businesses or organizations for an additional 28 days, unless already permitted to open.

For more information:
Travel outside northern Ontario not recommended
Social circle sizes reduced by Ontario