Municipality of North Grenville responds to COVID-19 shutdown

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Effective December 26 at 12:01 a.m., the Municipality of North Grenville has been 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. “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.

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