Municipal offices open during pandemic will close for Canada Day

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The list of holiday-related closures in Chatham-Kent is slightly shorter, as many municipal services remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Municipal and hospital staff will join most Canadians in observing Canada Day away from work. As a result, all municipal offices will be closed on Wednesday and services will be affected.

Curbside garbage and recycling collection will be delayed by one day because of the holiday. However, residents are reminded of new recycling collection dates that will come into effect on July 2.

The Chatham Leaf and Yard Depot, Chatham Township Transfer Station, Harwich Transfer Station, and Wallaceburg Transfer Station will be closed on July 1.

CK Transit will not be operational on Canada Day.

Municipal pools, libraries, and museums will remain closed to the public until further notice as a result of COVID-19.

Some services at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance will also be affected by the holiday.

Routine X-rays, electrocardiograms (EKG), and ultrasounds will not be available on Wednesday. However, the departments will be staffed for emergencies.

The Chatham-Kent Mental Health and Addictions Program Out-Patient Department will be closed, as will the Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine clinic.

Elston Pharmacy, which is located at the Chatham hospital will also be closed on Canada Day.

Emergency departments at the hospitals in Chatham and Wallaceburg will be open 24 hours daily. However, visitors are asked to wear a mask when visiting the hospital.

Municipal emergency services such as police, fire, and EMS will also be available 24 hours daily.