Durham Region Notice: Emergency child care offered to health care and frontline workers in Durham Region
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 12:45 PM
Under the directive of the Provincial Government, emergency child care will now be offered to eligible healthcare and frontline workers in Durham Region.
The Regional Municipality of Durham is working with local licensed childcare operators to offer emergency child care, free of charge to parents. These child care centres will be exempt to the order issued by the Provincial Government to close all licensed centres pursuant to the state of emergency.
The Region of Durham’s Social Services Department,...
Durham Region Notice: Durham Region continues to provide essential waste management services to residents
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 11:15 AM
The Region of Durham, Works Department, continues to ensure that services that have been identified as essential by the Province of Ontario, including waste management and household hazardous waste collection, will be completed safely and efficiently. With this in mind, our Regionally-operated Waste Management Facilities (WMF) and Household Hazardous Waste Depots will remain operational for as long as possible.
Please note, the Household Hazardous Waste Depot located in Pickering and privately operated...
COVID-19 Update 11: Textile Recycling Program – donations not accepted at this time at Oshawa recreation facilities
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 10:15 AM
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Diabetes Canada has advised the City of Oshawa that all textile donation programs have been suspended until further notice. As a result, residents are asked not to use the donation bins at the following recreation facilities:
- Civic Recreation Complex
- Delpark Homes Centre (formerly Legends Centre)
- Donevan Recreation Centre
- South Oshawa Community
The City urges community members to hold on to their textile donations to help keep our city clean.
Serving our community
Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:00 AM
The DRPS has set up a reporting process for citizens who want to report a non-compliant business or a large gathering of over 50 people.
Citizens can now report either situation on www.drps.ca under Online Services - Community Concern, or call the DRPS non-emergency line at 1-888-579-1520.
For the most up-to-date public information about COVID-19 in Durham Region, refer to www.durham.ca/NovelCoronavirus. Secondary contact information for Durham Public Health is via email at [email protected], or by...
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020 12:30 PM
With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, residents may be increasingly using disposable sanitizing wipes to disinfect or toilet paper alternatives. Unfortunately, some people are flushing these items in their toilet and this has already caused significant and costly blockages in Durham Region’s sanitary sewer system. It is important to note that these conditions have the high potential of raw sewage back-ups into the basement of peoples’ homes.
The Region of Durham, Works Department, is urging residents...