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Phases 1 & 2 Opening on Saturday, May 16 at 12:01 A.M.

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Yesterday, Premier Doug Ford announced that the Government of Ontario will begin Stage One of Reopening the Economy. 

The government also announced that additional seasonal services and activities will be permitted to open as early as Saturday, May 16 in time for the Victoria Day long weekend. 

Private Parks and campgrounds may open to enable preparation for the season and to allow access for trailers whose owners have a full season contract

Maple Leaf Acres has received confirmation from the Health Department and as such it will open phases 1 & 2 to all members starting Saturday May 16 at 12:01 A.M. 

 

We have yet to receive any additional guidelines from the Health Department, however please continue to ensure compliance with all applicable legislation such as gatherings of no more than 5 people and strong recommendation on physical distancing. 

Maple Leaf Acres Member’s Association continues to make every effort to do our part in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Ensuring that the Association and each of our Members take necessary steps to safeguard the health of our Members and staff

Although boat launches are permitted to open, the Association needs additional time to safely be able to open our boat access facility

For the time being all common areas will remain off limits. As we receive additional guidelines, we will forward them to all members. Please follow us on our web site at mapleleafacres.ca

While the Association is confident that all Members will continue to work to ensure the safety of all of us and please be respectful of others and follow government guidelines

~ The Board of Directors

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Closure Notice Regarding COVID-19 ~ April 8, 2020

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Notice to all Members of Maple Leaf Acres Members’ Association

As all of our Members are now aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant impact to our day-to-day lives. How we live and work daily has drastically changed. As stated before, the Association’s first and foremost concern is the health and safety of our Members and our staff, as well as the health and safety of our greater community. We have undertaken important steps to protect you and your families and we will continue to do so.

In response to the pandemic, the Ontario government has taken the unprecedented step of declaring an emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, and has made an Order under the Act requiring that all places of non- essential business close. Pursuant to section 13 of the Order, as amended on April 3, 2020, the Association has been Ordered to close those sections of the park that are seasonal.

Effective immediately, if your lease provides for a period of occupancy of less than 12 months per year, you and your guests will not be permitted entry or access to your lot. To the extent that you are already at the park, you must immediately vacate the park, safely and orderly, and return to your permanent Canadian residence. While leases require each seasonal Member to have such an alternate permanent Canadian residence, should you have no place to go, please contact the Board who will make every effort to work with you during these extraordinary times.

We can appreciate that this is not welcome news, however, the Ontario government’s measures are intended to protect the health and safety of all Ontarians and the Association intends to comply with these requirements. While no one knows how long these circumstances will last, we want to know that decisions being made now by the Board, and in the immediate future, are aimed at assisting our Members best weather the pandemic.

We thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, please contact the Office.

~ The Board of Directors

Notice Regarding COVID-19 ~ March 29, 2020

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Notice to all Members of Maple Leaf Acres Members’ Association Regarding COVID-19

Maple Leaf Acres Members’ Association takes the health and safety of all of our members seriously. The Association continues to monitor the impact of COVID 19 in our community and is committed to take whatever measures that we can in combating the spread of the virus.

In addition to steps previously taken, the Recreation Center and Adult Hall are now in complete lock down and only accessible to staff and the cleaning contractor. The playground has also been closed and caution tape has been installed around the perimeter.

For your information the Rec Centre and the Adult Hall have been completely disinfected following the lock down. We have ordered the disinfection of the mail room as well. To those that have returned and went into self-isolation we thank you for your support in this cause and offer any assistance we may be able to provide.

To those that have returned or are still to return, you are at high risk of spreading COVID 19. You are required by law to self-isolate for 14 days, stay in your trailer, do not visit stores, family or friends. Failure to do so could result in substantial penalties. Members who have not been out of the country and have been socializing with those who have should also do the 14-day self-isolation. Those members are not doing the other members any favors by mixing with those who have just returned. They are in fact putting everyone at risk.

Ontario Government is now prohibiting gatherings of more than 5 people, down from 50.

The Association reminds all members that it is imperative that members returning from another country inform the office of their return, take the self-isolation seriously, remain in their trailers and when outside, avoid any areas traveled by other members and avoid entirely coming across any surface upon which they may leave the virus behind. It seems that some members have not done so or have entered the building on more than one occasion prior to it being locked down therefore requiring additional disinfection.

Accordingly, the Association has taken immediate steps to ensure the health and safety of members. This includes closing all non-essential common areas where frequent touching without hand washing or otherwise encourage personal contact.

The expectations are that members will comply with the law and the recommendations of public health officials when it comes to COVID 19, including social distancing protocols and in particular when social isolation arises.

Members are encouraged to report to the authorities anyone that has or continues to be in violation of the law as the Association cannot expose other members or our staff, to risk.

~ The Board of Directors

Notice Regarding COVID-19 ~ March 19, 2020

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Notice to all Members of Maple Leaf Acres Members’ Association Regarding COVID-19

Maple Leaf Acres Members Association takes the health and safety of all our members seriously. The Association continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 in our community and continues to take whatever measures that we can to assist in combating the spread of this virus ie: cancelling all park events, closing down the pool, hot tub, showers, change rooms and sanitizing the Adult and Recreational Centre.

The Association reminds all members that the Association’s expectations are that all members will comply with the recommendations of public health officials when it comes to COVID-19, including social distancing protocols and in particular, when the need for social isolation arises. All members who are returning from abroad or crossing the US/Canada border should be self-isolating, staying at home and avoiding close contact with others.

For reference, please see Public Health Ontario’s resources for how to self-isolate. To the extent that you are self-isolating at Maple Leaf Acres, we require that you take every precaution to avoid any contact with any other Members including when outdoors.

If you are self-isolating and require any assistance, for example shopping, please contact the office and enquire if anyone is available to help you.

For continued guidance on health, safety and protocols that the government is suggesting, please go to the World Health Organization website at: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 or the Ontario government’s website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus or the federal government’s site at: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html 

In order to move forward we would ask that all members be respectful of each other at this time.

~ The Board of Directors

Notice Regarding COVID-19 ~ March 13, 2020

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Notice to all Members of Maple Leaf Acres Members’ Association Regarding COVID-19

Effective March 13th, 2020 all Park Events & Activities are Cancelled until further notice. This includes access to Adult Hall and Rec Hall as well as the Pool, Hot Tub, Showers and Change Room Areas.

This cancellation notice will remain in effect until further notice. The park office will remain open at its normally schedules hours.

~ The Board of Directors

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