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​Welcome to the COVID-19 King Township Information Hub


Here you will find the latest information and updates on COVID-19 impacts on our programs and services. Please check back for regular updates. You can also follow us on social media for additional news: Twitter and Facebook

The health and safety of our community and residents are our number one priority and we continue to monitor the situation very closely.
 

​Use the Ministry of Health's self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek care.

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Click below for all COVID-19 Impacted Township Services.​

 

 

​ ​LATEST UPDATES BELOW​​

​UPDATE 14 - Mon., March 30, 3:35 pm
​NEWS RELEASE: King ensuring citizens and businesses stay informed about COVID-19 relief measures from every level of government. https://bit.ly/2JpNZB1​​
​UPDATE 13 - Mon., March 30, 2:20
Due to COVID-19, the Township has closed all playground equipment and amenities, including shade structures and skateboard parks. This equipment cannot be properly sanitized and does not allow for adequate physical distancing in line with Federal and Provincial recommendations. Signage and caution tape is being placed in all King Township parks. 


We strongly encourage all residents to stay healthy by following public health officials recommendations:

  • Practice physical distancing, which means:
    • Work from home where possible
    • Do not congregate in groups larger than five (5) people.
    • Maintain at least 2 metres (6 feet) space between you and others (outside of your immediate family)
    • Avoiding non-essential trips in the community
    • Keeping kids away from group settings
    • Avoiding visits to long-term care homes and other care settings (unless you are essential, as described above)
​UPDATE 12 - Mon.​​, March 30, 12:37​ pm

Yard waste collection starts the week of March 30th, 2020 and will be picked up bi-weekly through to the end of November. ​No changes to the start date, frequency, or duration have been made to this program. There is no limit on the number of containers that can be put out. Residents are able to use rigid open-top containers (i.e. blue boxes) to help alleviate the need for trips to the store for yard waste collection bags. Please have yard waste out to the curb by 7:00 AM on your regularly scheduled collection day*. ​

*There are some exceptions due to holidays. ​For information on waste collection days or what material can be accepted, consult the 2020 Waste Collection Calendar

If you require additional information or have questions, please contact ServiceKing at 905-833-5321 or email serviceking@king.ca.

​UPDATE 11 - Mon., March 30, 11:45 am
Ontario Energy Board COVID-19 UPDATE - Time-of-use pricing

​The Government of Ontario issued an Emergency Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. As a result, starting on March 24, 2020, residential and small business customers on time-of-use (TOU) pricing will pay 10.1 ¢/kWh no matter what time of day the electricity is consumed. This means that TOU customers will be paying the off-peak price throughout the day as long as the Emergency Order remains in place. The Government has indicated that it intends to keep the 10.1 ¢/kWh pricing in place for 45 days.

The 10.1 ¢/kWh pricing applies automatically – no customer action is required. Some customers may receive a bill before their utility or unit sub-meter provider is able to implement the price change, in which case they will receive a credit on the following bill.

For more information, read the Government's news release at https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/ontario-providing-electricity-relief-to-families-small-businesses-and-farms-during-covid-19.html

Also visit https://.oeb.ca/newsroom/2020/oeb-covid-19-update, for the latest updates from the Ontario Energy Board on measures its taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.​

​​UPDATE 10 - Wed., March 25, 9:25 pm

​King Township has issued a media release regarding the continued delivery of vital and essential services.

At this time, the Township’s emergency management team and senior staff continue to meet daily to ensure timely decisions are made based on recommendations from the Province, Region and Public Health officials. King has set-up its Emergency Operations Centre, currently operating at an enhanced monitoring level, ready to escalate its status if/when circumstances warrant in accordance with its Emergency Plan and best practices.

Read the entire Media Release: https://bit.ly/39mAUTA

The Township also encourages residents to regularly check our Impacted Township Services page for new updates.

Today’s updates included a detailed FAQ under Finance and Taxes regarding the waiving of penalties and interest fees for property taxes, and under Waste Collection regarding a temporary increase in the number of accepted garbage containers from two to three, a reminder about the proper disposal of medical masks and gloves into the garbage and the stoppage of all textile donation pickups from homes/partners/bins.

If you require additional information or questions, please contact ServiceKing at 905-833-5321 or email serviceking@king.ca.

​UPDATE 9​ - Tues., March 24, 10:08 am

​Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Ontario government has ordered at-risk workplaces to close-down, while encouraging businesses to explore opportunities to continue operations through work-from-home and innovative business models.

At the same time, the government reminds businesses to put in place protocols for physical distancing and regular hand-washing in order to protect the health and safety of employees and the general public. 

You can read the province's news release here: https://bit.ly/2QJBPXI

You can review the province's list of essential services here: https://go.aws/2J8d4QS

UPDATE 8 - Mon., March 23, 10:55 am

​King Township is collaborating with local business as they adapt to providing residents with socially distant shopping options. It has also created a central hub for residents to access local shopping while still maintaining social distancing.

All King residents are encouraged to visit ShopKing to learn more about socially distant shopping alternatives that will support our local economy.​ You can read our news release about King's efforts to help local businesses during the pandemic here: https://bit.ly/3doazYz​

Local businesses that are offering socially distant alternatives and are not yet listed on the site are encouraged to contact King’s Economic Development staff. They are also available to provide guidance, support and assistance to businesses looking for information on programs services and measures through and beyond these challenging times. Feel free to contact them by e-mail at ecdev@king.ca or by phone at 905-833-4016.

Additional resources are available from the following websites:

​​ ​​UPDATE 7 - S​at., March 21, 11:33 am - Additonal update Mon., March 30, 2:40 pm

Due to COVID-19, the Township has closed all playground equipment and amenities, including shade structures and skateboard parks. This equipment cannot be properly sanitized and does not allow for adequate physical distancing in line with Federal and Provincial recommendations. Signage and caution tape is being placed in all King Township parks. 


We strongly encourage all residents to stay healthy by following public health officials recommendations:

  • Practice physical distancing, which means:
    • Work from home where possible
    • Maintain at least 2 metres (6 feet) space between you and others (outside of your immediate family)
    • Avoiding non-essential trips in the community
    • Keeping kids away from group settings
    • Avoiding visits to long-term care homes and other care settings (unless you are essential, as described above)

​ ​UPDATE 6 - Sat., March 21, 11:30 am

​ ​In order to help citizens through the COVID-19 pandemic, King is waiving monthly penalties on taxes through June 29, 2020​. Information on due dates and payment methods:

​UPDATE 5 - Thurs., March 19, 4:45 pm

​For a list of all COVID-19 impacted Township services, Click Here​.

​UPDATE 4 - Tues., March 17, 7:33 pm

​Statement from Mayor Steve Pellegrini concerning King's efforts to stop the spread of the virus while maintaining our core services. Click Here​​​

​UPDATE 3 - Sat., March 14, 11:40 am

​We received a question about disinfecting our parks' playground equipment. Staff will explore the best way to do this in the coming days. No matter how we end up treating the equipment, the best line of defence is to practice proper hand washing and hygiene.​
We also received a questions about gym memberships. We will extend gym memberships at town facilities to match the length of the closure.​​

​UPDATE 2 - Fri., March 13, 5:30 pm

​With guidance from York Region Public Health and in an abundance of caution for both our residents and staff around the COVID-19 pandemic, King Township is responding with the following changes in operations at this time:

King Township will be closing all recreation, library, and cultural facilities to the public starting at midnight Sun., March 15 through to Sun., April 5. Programming at these facilities are also cancelled.

The Municipal Centre at 2585 King Rd. will also be closed to the public effective immediately. 

All essential services will continue, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection and roads.

Some non-essential services may be impacted.

Citizens can still do business with King on our website at www.king.ca, by phone at 905-833-5321 or by email at  serviceking@king.ca.​

We thank the public for their patience.

NEWS RELEASE: Click Here​

​UPDATE 1 - Fri., March 13, 12:04 pm

​Due to Ontario's Chief Medical Officer's recommendation to immediately suspend gatherings of more than 250 people, King is cancelling tomorrow's Maple Syrup Fest at Cold Creek Conservation Area.

​York Region Public Health continues to closely monitor and respond to COVID-19 globally, across Canada and here in York Region

Public Health is working closely with hospitals and community health care providers to keep them informed on the evolving situation and ensure reporting and management of any persons under investigation. ​Playground closure.png