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Information for North Grenville Residents regarding COVID-19
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*NEW* May 13, 2021The Provincewide Stay-at-Home Order has been extended until June 2nd.  For more details visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/.

COVID-19 is a public health emergency. Keep informed by visiting the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit for local information at www.healthunit.org.  

Municipal Updates: 

Outdoor recreational amenities are CLOSED effective April 17 at 12:01 am as a result of the additional restrictions of the provinces' Stay-at-Home Order. Playgrounds will remain open. 

The North Grenville Administrative Offices are CLOSED to the public. However, the Municipality will remain operational to provide essential services and assistance to residents and businesses by virtual appointment only. 

Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 developments by following North Grenville on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up to receive Mayor Nancy Peckford’s COVID-19 email updates at: https://www.northgrenville.ca/connect

Municipal Council Meetings continue to be held virtually, as will all Municipal Advisory Committee meetings. Council meetings will be livestreamed, and Advisory meetings will continue using Zoom as their platform.

On March 25, 2020, Mayor Nancy Peckford declared a local State of Emergency with the unanimous support of Council and the Municipality’s Emergency Control Group. The Declaration provides the Municipality with more tools to make decisions related to COVID-19. 

Please click on the tabs below for more information:

Protecting yourself and your community:

Please remember that the most effective way to reduce the spread of germs are things you can help control:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hands
  • If possible, stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care centres if you are sick
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick

Key links for more information: 

Ontario Ministry of Health: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Public Health: https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/ 

Health Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html 

See media releases and updates below:

May 4, 2021 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON - May 3 to 9 marks Mental Health Week, and the Municipality of North Grenville is reminding residents that it’s never too late to take care of their mental health.
April 16, 2021 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Outdoor recreational amenities will be closed effective April 17 at 12:01 am as a result of the additional restrictions announced by the provincial government today. This includes sports fields, tennis courts and the skate park. Playgrounds will remain open.  “My Council colleagues and…
April 9, 2021 Dear North Grenville: I know many of you are disheartened by the events that transpired at South Branch Bistro in Kemptville this evening. To convene an unlawful gathering that is a flagrant violation of public health protocols during a provincial State of Emergency is extremely disappointing, and…
April, 8, 2021 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON - Mayor Nancy Peckford and Council issued the following statement on COVID-19 Provincial restrictions. Yesterday afternoon, Council learned of a ‘Mask Burning’ event being organized by the group, No More Lockdowns. This event is scheduled to take place this evening at the site of…
April 7, 2021 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Effective immediately, the Municipality of North Grenville is making adjustments to its operations in response to the province-wide COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order. “It is important for residents of North Grenville to understand that, as a community, we are at significantly more risk now than…
March 26, 2021 The COVID-19 virus is spread by close contact with someone who has COVID-19. The COVID-19 virus is in the moisture of the infected person that comes from the nose and mouth during breathing, coughing or sneezing, The moisture can’t stay in the air very long before it…
March 11, 2021 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON - Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the following statement on National Day of Observance for COVID-19.
February 12, 2021 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Earlier today the province announced that on Tuesday, February 16, the Stay-at-Home order will be lifted in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit, of which North Grenville is a part, and will transition to the GREEN-Prevent Zone under the provincial colour-coded response framework.…
February 9, 2021 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Yesterday, Premier Doug Ford announced a regional approach in its transition from the shutdown measures that have been in place since December 26, to a revised and stronger COVID-19 Response Framework, which provides a clearer but cautious approach to opening businesses. North Grenville…
January 15, 2021 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Earlier this week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced the declaration of a second provincial emergency. This is to help curb the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the Province by largely limiting your day-to-day contacts to those members of your immediate household.
December 22, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Effective December 26th at 12:01 a.m. the Municipality of North Grenville is making significant adjustments to its operations in response to the province-wide COVID-19 shutdown.
October 16, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – The Municipality of North Grenville is encouraging people to be COVID-Smart, not COVID-Scary, this Halloween. In support of earlier statements made by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Paula Stewart, Mayor Nancy Peckford is asking North Grenville families wishing to…
October 6, 2020 KEMPTVILLE, ONTARIO – On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre (NGCAC) in Kemptville will be transitioning to a full assessment and treatment centre while also changing its hours to 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for added convenience.  As a full assessment and treatment…
September 23, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE – Beginning Thursday, September 24, 2020 North Grenville residents will have access to a community-based COVID-19 Assessment Centre, located at Bell Hall on Kemptville Campus. Hours of operation will be from Monday to Friday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm *NEW 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The…
July 16, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – With Eastern Ontario entering Stage 3 of reopening as of July 17, 2020, many recreation and culture services will be available to the public, as long as physical distancing requirements are maintained.
June 30, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – The Municipality of North Grenville, in collaboration with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Public Health Unit, is committed to protecting the health and safety of residents by carefully reviewing and identifying key safety measures, as part of its plan for recreational facilities for…
Letter originally sent to St. Michael's Catholic High School and North Grenville District High School on June 22, 2020 Dear Class of 2020, On behalf of my Council colleagues, I would like to congratulate all of our 2020 North Grenville graduates. This is not likely the graduation that you had…
June 15, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE - The Municipality of North Grenville has partnered with the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation (GCFDC) to offer additional support to the North Grenville business community. Council has allocated $100,000 to establish the Small Business Grant (SBG) program.  The SBG program was developed in recognition of the fact that many local businesses have experienced significant challenges due to…
June 12, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE - Beginning Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the Municipal Centre will again be open to the public with new hours (9:00 am – 4:00 pm). This decision is in response to the latest announcement by Premier Ford giving our region the green light to move into…
Updated October 23, 2020 North Grenville Recreational Amenities: Updates and Guidelines 
May 21, 2020 Highlights from the May 19, 2020 Council Meeting North Grenville Impact and Response to COVID-19: CAO Gary Dyke provided a summary of the Municipality’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic commencing March 13, 2020, including the decisions and actions that were made in a proactive and responsive way.…
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:05

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May 20, 2020 A message from the North Grenville Police Services Board: Protect yourself from Domestic Violence NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – While there has not been an increase in calls to the local Grenville OPP related to abuse and assault to date, during the COVID-19 pandemic, some police services as well…
May 11, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE - Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the following statement in honour of Nurses Week, May 11-17, 2020: “This year, more than ever, North Grenville’s Municipal Council would like to express our deep gratitude to all of our health care workers and, in particular, wish all nurses…
May 7, 2020 North Grenville – As outdoor conditions improve and the COVID-19 curve continues to flatten, the North Grenville Fire Service made the decision to lift the total burn ban effective Friday May 8, 2020.
May 1, 2020 North Grenville – Today, May 1, 2020 marks First Responders Day – a province-wide initiative to recognize the dedication and crucial work of our first responders.
April 29, 2020 North Grenville - Amidst a growing increase of calls related to abuse and assault since the beginning of the pandemic, the Municipality of North Grenville announced it will provide $32,000 annually to Victim Services of Leeds & Grenville to offer enhanced local community support.   The funding…
April 24, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) are warning residents of COVID-19 related scams and ploys to extort money and personal information from fearful, trusting victims.
April 23, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – With many local businesses being forced to temporarily close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipality has taken a proactive approach to making sure businesses are safe and secure during this difficult time. The Municipality has retained the services of Shield Security to…
April 3, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE – North Grenville By-law services are now able to assist provincial authorities under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
March 30, 2020 To help protect the health and safety of our staff and the public during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are asking residents to limit trips to the Waste Transfer Station. Please take advantage of the curbside pick-up instead. If you need to come to the Waste Transfer Station…
March 26, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE – All thirteen municipalities within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are implementing a TOTAL OPEN-AIR BURN BAN. “In support of a County-wide protective measure for all first responders, the North Grenville Fire Service is implementing a complete burn ban in the Municipality of…
March 26, 2020 NORTH GRENVILLE - Playgrounds and sports fields in North Grenville are now closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
March 25, 2020, 4:00 pm North Grenville - Mayor Nancy Peckford has declared a State of Emergency for the Municipality of North Grenville in support of provincial efforts. This decision is unanimously supported by Municipal Council and the Emergency Control Group. The declaration of a municipal emergency is part of…
March 24, 2020 North Grenville – In response to ongoing developments related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), including the closure of non-essential businesses, North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford and Council have announced financial relief measures for residents and businesses. 
March 17, 2020, 5:00 pm NORTH GRENVILLE – Earlier today, March 17th, the Government of Ontario declared a State of Emergency in an effort to enhance measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19. By declaring of State of Emergency, public and private facilities including libraries, daycares, gyms, recreation centres,…
Municipal Update - March 16, 2020 | 5:30 pm Information for North Grenville Residents regarding COVID-19The Municipality of North Grenville held an Emergency Management meeting today to review and update its precautions regarding COVID-19. The Municipality remains operational to provide essential services and assistance to residents by appointment only.
Friday, March 13, 5:15 pm Message from Mayor Nancy PeckfordNorth Grenville, Ontario On behalf of myself and my Council colleagues, I want to take this opportunity to highlight what the Municipality of North Grenville is doing in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (or Coronavirus).
March 12, 2020 Information for the Public regarding COVID-19 The risk of exposure to the COVID-19 continues to be low in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area. As the situation continues to evolve, please refer to the websites listed below for up-to-date and credible information.
March 11, 2020 The following Statement was issued by the government of Ontario re: Enhancing COVID-19 Protections for Long-Term Care Residents, Families and Staff.