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Stay-at-Home order remains in place for North Grenville until February 16, 2021

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 is within the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit, which continues to be subject to the Stay-at-Home order until February 16, 2021. On Tuesday, February 16, the region will transition to the colour-coded Framework, based on the number of new infections this week.

“Based on our low trending COVID-19 numbers in this region, we expect that the vast majority of our local businesses are in a good position to reopen on the 16th,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. “This includes all retail, personal care services (stylists, spas, etc) as well as fitness and athletic facilities, unless specifically excluded by the province.”

“It is crucial that North Grenville residents continue to be vigilant so that our numbers remain low, and our businesses can reopen to the fullest extent possible,” added Mayor Peckford.  

Essential businesses, including but not limited to grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies remain open. Curbside pickup, delivery and take-out continues to be offered by many of North Grenville’s local businesses during the Stay-at-Home orders. Consult www.loveng.ca for the full list and please support your local economy.

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

The North Grenville Municipal Centre will continue to be closed to the public until the stay-at-home order is lifted. Essential services and assistance to residents and businesses is being provided by virtual appointments and via telephone. Building and inspection services continue during the shutdown.

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 Zoom as their platform.    

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 announcement visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions

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