As part of its expansion plan, SWIFT has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for $7.2 million to expand broadband infrastructure in Huron County. Contracts will be awarded, and service provider agreements will be put in place shortly after the RFP closes on December 4, 2020.
The County of Huron’s annual SLED (Supporting Local Economic Development) program launches this week. Successful projects will be provided up to $10,000 through the SLED fund. The program is delivered on a first come, first served basis, closing August 31, 2020.
The County of Huron has launched the Ready to Re-Open Huron recognition program available at no cost to all businesses within Huron County. Delivered through a one-hour webinar, a toolkit and guidance documents, Ready to Re-Open Huron is designed to arm businesses with guidance on what reasonable steps should be taken when reopening their businesses and how to make their workplaces safe for employees and customers.
As the phase two re-openings begin, the County of Huron would like to remind all residents and visitors to continue to follow public-health measures and practice flexibility and courtesy with businesses and outdoor amenities. Although the province has allowed many businesses and public spaces to re-open, we encourage both residents and visitors to keep in mind that operators need time to ensure that they have the public-health measures in place to protect themselves, their employees and their customers.
The County of Huron has been proactively preparing for COVID-19 recovery with a series of initiatives developed by the County of Huron Recovery Team. The County’s economic recovery efforts are divided into three primary action teams with the goals of providing support where it is needed, helping people back to work in a healthy and safe environment, and encouraging citizens to make local purchases and support local businesses. These three teams focus on business development, community development and data and research.
The Huron County Library is offering Curbside Service at the Goderich, Exeter and Zurich branch locations starting June 4th, and at the Wingham and Brussels branch locations starting June 9th. All other library branches remain closed. Visit www.huroncounty.ca/library for more information.
The County is grateful to our seasonal residents for practicing safe travel recommendations and following public health guidelines when moving between communities. Huron County continues to urge all residents to practice physical distancing and proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health.
The May 14th Provincial announcement to enter stage one of the three-stage reopening plan allows select businesses to reopen with some restrictions as of Tuesday, May 19th. The County of Huron encourages businesses to only open if they are ready and have proper safety measures in place.