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 we were a year go. There has been a notable increase in cases of COVID-19 in the past week, especially in Lanark East and United Counties of Leeds and Grenville East (this includes North Grenville),” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“A high proportion of these COVID-19 cases are the Variants of Concern, which spread more easily when there is close contact between people,” added Mayor Peckford.
In response to the Stay-at-Home Order (beginning April 8 at 12:01 a.m.), 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.
The North Grenville COVID-19 Vaccination Centre will remain open during this time and can be accessed from the Southside of the Municipal Centre building (285 CR 44, Kemptville).
For details on vaccinations visit https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection/.
Municipal Council Meetings continue be held virtually, as do all Municipal Advisory Committee meetings. Council meetings can be livestreamed, and Advisory meetings will continue using ZOOM as their platform.
Businesses are encouraged to visit North Grenville’s website for support programs at: www.investnorthgrenville.ca/covid19.
“North Grenville continues to be very proactive in supporting our local businesses, which is critical for the long-term survival of our local economy,” added Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman. “I know everyone is tired. Our community has sacrificed a lot but we need to finish strong. With more people getting vaccinated every day, we can get there – as long as we hold steady right now and continue to be very vigilant,” emphasized Mayor Peckford.
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.
Other Municipal updates:
Pitch-IN bags will be available via curbside pick-up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-258-9569 ext. 133 to register.
The April 10 Saturday date will be rescheduled at a later date for residents who wish to exchange old bag tags for new ones.
Playgrounds and sports fields remain open. Residents are required to maintain 2-metre distance from those outside their household.
For More Information Contact:
Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer
613-258-9569 ext. 168