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Municipality of North Grenville responds to province-wide COVID-19 Shutdown

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.

“While North Grenville’s COVID-19 numbers remain low, the province-wide shutdown is intended to stop people from moving from areas of high transmission to lower areas,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“I have received assurances from MPP Steve Clark that the Premier will revisit the restrictions after the two-week mark for regions like ours with low case numbers, based on the data at that time,” added Mayor Peckford. “Until then, please do everything you can to minimize the impact on local businesses by using online purchasing and curbside pickup options.”

Businesses are also encouraged to consult the province’s new business support programs at: http://ontario.ca/COVIDSupport.

In response to the shutdown, the North Grenville Municipal Centre will be closed to the public. However, the Municipality will remain operational to provide essential services and assistance to residents and businesses by virtual appointment only. Building and inspection services will continue during the shutdown.

Residents should note that municipal arenas will be closed effective December 23 and will remain closed until the shutdown is lifted by the province. Outdoor rinks in Bishop’s Mills and eQuinelle will continue to operate with a limit of 10 people and physical distancing in place.

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

“For residents who might be struggling, we encourage you to reach out to the community supports listed on our website. Please know you are not alone.”

Residents and businesses are encouraged to follow the Municipality on Facebook and Twitter, and visit the dedicated COVID-19 webpage for updates at: www.northgrenville.ca/coronavirus.

For more information on the provincial shutdown and specific restrictions visit:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-provincewide-shutdown

https://healthunit.org/lgl-in-shutdown/

For More Information Contact:
Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer

613-258-9569 ext. 168