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COVID-19: The Kawartha Lakes Pandemic Time Capsule
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  • April 29: Kawartha Lakes sets pandemic task forces in motion, talks details
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 29 Apr 2020     City of Kawartha Lakes set two pandemic recovery task forces. Staff will work to develop guidelines for an economic recovery task force and a community pandemic response task force. The economic task force will focus on local business support; building and development; stimulating the economy, prioritizing and expediting 2020 “shovelready” ...
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 29 Apr 2020   City of Kawartha Lakes set two pandemic recovery task forces. Staff will ...
  • April 28: Council pays tribute to those we've lost
        City Council made a tribute dedicated to those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in Kawartha Lakes and shared a tribute video that featured signs of love and support from residents throughout Kawartha Lakes, spreading words of encouragement to frontline workers and those affected by the pandemic.
      City Council made a tribute dedicated to those who have lost their ...
  • April 29: Donations to Bobcaygeon and Area Relief Fund top $150,000
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 28 Apr 2020     Organizers announced that the Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund donations topped $150,000 on April 27. The fund, established at the end of March, provided immediate support to eligible individuals, families, and health care workers in the Bobcaygeon area who were in need of financial assistance. AS of April 29, ...
    Taylor, Jeannine, kawarthaNOW.com ( Jeannine Taylor), 28 Apr 2020   Organizers announced that the Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund donations topped ...
  • April 29: City Council held first virtual meeting on April 28
        City Council received an update on the municipality's pandemic response from CAO Ron Taylor, who encouraged the City to begin moving from the response phase to the recovery phase of the pandemic. Council decided that the City's 2020 budget would be revisited line by line to determine priority projects that ...
      City Council received an update on the municipality's pandemic response from CAO ...
  • Food Basics signs
        Food Basics, Lindsay, had plenty of instructional signage letting shoppers know about limited store access and how to practice safe social distancing from other shoppers. Arrows and signs were placed on floors to guide shoppers up and down aisles in designated directions to allow for safer distancing, though this was ...
      Food Basics, Lindsay, had plenty of instructional signage letting shoppers know about ...
  • Kawartha Lakes Pregnancy Centre
        Kawartha Lakes Pregnancy Centre (Lindsay Crisis Pregnancy Centre) was closed to person-to-person contact from the beginning, but continued to offer services as they could. Services included care packages by appointment once a week, which included unopened items that could be wiped down, and prenatal and postnatal education online, free pregnancy ...
      Kawartha Lakes Pregnancy Centre (Lindsay Crisis Pregnancy Centre) was closed to person-to-person ...
  • Colonial Concepts Log & Timberframe
        Colonial Concepts Log & Timberframe, a local Manufacturer of log home & timberframes, closed during the COVID-19 pandemic starting March 25, 2020 but remained available for phone calls and emails.
      Colonial Concepts Log & Timberframe, a local Manufacturer of log home & ...
  • Cat and the Fiddle
        The Cat and the Fiddle restaurant tried to remain open for takeout during the COVID-19 pandemic, but was unable to do so. They set a reopening date of June 1, 2020
      The Cat and the Fiddle restaurant tried to remain open for takeout ...
  • Loblaws signs
        Loblaws, Lindsay, had large posters up to outline their shopping guidelines and changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Store hours were adjusted to be 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, 7 days a week, to give store staff time to stock shelves, sanitize, and have time off. Seniors-only shopping hours were 7:00 ...
      Loblaws, Lindsay, had large posters up to outline their shopping guidelines and ...
  • Wholesale Club signs
        The Wholesale Club, Lindsay, had signs posted in-store limiting purchases of certain high-demand items.
      The Wholesale Club, Lindsay, had signs posted in-store limiting purchases of certain ...
  • April 27: With gaps in COVID-19 support, small businesses looking to city hall for help
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 27 Apr 2020     While the federal government rejigged some requirements for small businesses to access COVID-19 support, there were still gaps in funding. The city considered reallocating funding from existing small business initiatives and continued to actively seek more funding from upper-levels of government.
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 27 Apr 2020   While the federal government rejigged some requirements for small businesses to access ...
  • April 28: Academy Theatre tries to retain revenues
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Apr 2020     Academy Theatre, Lindsay, busily worked to reschedule many theatre events with only a few postponed, left pending, or cancelled altogether.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Apr 2020   Academy Theatre, Lindsay, busily worked to reschedule many theatre events with only ...
  • April 28: Reopening after COVID-19: Kawartha Lakes businesses consider 'new normal'
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Apr 2020     Owner of the Lindsay Drive-In, Danny Zita, said he would 'reopen in a heartbeat' if given the go-ahead to do so. He hoped people would continue physical distancing and remain in their cars as much as possible.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Apr 2020   Owner of the Lindsay Drive-In, Danny Zita, said he would 'reopen in ...
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, Downtown Lindsay
        Shoppers Drug Mart, downtown Lindsay, had signs and posters up detailing their rules and guides for store access and use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The store offered priority access for Frontline Healthcare Workers with healthcare photo ID. This included entrance to the store, pharmacy drop-off and pick-up, and front cash. ...
      Shoppers Drug Mart, downtown Lindsay, had signs and posters up detailing their ...
  • April 28: Ross Memorial Hospital launches team to support nursing and retirement homes
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Apr 2020     As part of their pandemic response, Ross Memorial Hospital launched a team to support long-term care, retirement and congregate living facilities, providing infection prevention and control education, staffing, and mobile COVID-19 assessment and testing.
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Apr 2020   As part of their pandemic response, Ross Memorial Hospital launched a team ...
  • April 28: Kawartha Lakes farmers struggling with temporary worker delays during pandemic
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Apr 2020     Kawartha Lakes farmers, many full-time agriculture families, struggled to get first crops seeded and didn't know when the rest of their workers would arrive with government and border closures. Five local farms used temporary workers to assist on their farms during the busy seasons due to farmers not being able ...
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Apr 2020   Kawartha Lakes farmers, many full-time agriculture families, struggled to get first crops ...
  • April 28: Wondering about Canada Day? Events, summer programs on hold until June 30.
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Apr 2020     City of Kawartha Lakes suspended all community events and gatherings until June 30, but warned not to get hopes up for Canada Day (July 1). The City targeted the end of June as the end of the suspension but recommended that events such as Canada Day would need to take ...
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 28 Apr 2020   City of Kawartha Lakes suspended all community events and gatherings until June ...
  • April 29: Kawartha Lakes City Hall tallying financial impact of COVID-19 'line-by-line'
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 29 Apr 2020     Though Kawartha Lakes City Hall managed its budgets through the pandemic, no solid numbers were available for residents before the end of May. All staff in every department were challenged to revise 2020 work plans, changing their view to be pandemic recovery, and the City planned to examine it's 2020 ...
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 29 Apr 2020   Though Kawartha Lakes City Hall managed its budgets through the pandemic, no ...
  • The Lives Behind the Numbers: Ruth and Tami Sheppard
        CBC News profiled victims from the first 1000 deaths related to COVID-19. Relatives shared about Ruth and Tami Sheppard, mother and daughter, who had lived at Pinecrest Nursing Home, Bobcaygeon, for only a short while.
      CBC News profiled victims from the first 1000 deaths related to COVID-19. ...
  • April 29: 'You miss visitors a lot:' Kawartha Lakes resident on life in long-term care
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 29 Apr 2020     Residents living in long-term care homes shared their experience while living under COVID-19 lockdown left a physical wedge between loved ones, restricting visitor access for residents' safety.
    Sobanski, Sarah, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 29 Apr 2020   Residents living in long-term care homes shared their experience while living under ...
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COVID-19: The Kawartha Lakes Pandemic Time Capsule


A collection of local and general news articles, photographs, experiences shared by citizens of the City of Kawartha Lakes during the COVID-19 global pandemic shutdown, March - present day 2020.