As Ontario works to limit the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, I have made the decision to close my Bay of Quinte constituency office in Rossmore to walk-in visitors. Our Quinte West satellite office is also closed. This decision was not taken lightly, but it was done to protect the safety of both the public and my staff team.
Staff will still be available to serve via telephone or email during the regular working hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Should you require document commissioning and you have not been advised to self-isolate, please call for an appointment. We will work to fulfill your request while adhering to necessary hygienic precautions.
Constituents seeking information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) are asked to visit www.ontario.ca/coronavirus. The page will be updated at least twice daily with information about protecting yourself, cases under investigation, symptoms and assessment, and the ways Ontario is responding to the pandemic. The page also has links to the federal government's travel advisory information, public health agencies and the World Health Organization.
Our government will be providing $14 million toward the build of a new satellite office of the Belleville & Quinte West Community Health Centre in Trenton, adjacent to Trenton Memorial Hospital. Construction is beginning and completion of the new build is targeted for Summer 2021. This site will provide a wide range of health services in a convenient location under one roof. Joining me at the announcement are BQWCHC executive director Sheila Braidek, Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison, and BQWCHC treasurer Wendy Osborne.
This is an artist's rendition of the new BQWCHC building.
For more information, see my "News Releases" page.