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.
Businesses are encouraged to consult the province’s COVID-19 Framework at covid-19.ontario.ca, to better understand what public measures are in place for this zone.
“This is great news for our community and local economy,” said Mayor Peckford. “Now, more than ever, we are imploring residents to do everything they can to support all the businesses who have stepped up for North Grenville, particularly in these past 10 months.”
Residents are encouraged to consult www.LoveNG.ca for the full list of local businesses in North Grenville.
“While our numbers remain low, we all have a responsibility to protect ourselves and our community from COVID-19. We want to keep our schools and businesses open, and as such, I strongly urge you to continue following public health protocols,” emphasized Mayor Peckford.
The North Grenville Administrative Offices will open to the public on Monday, February 22. Office hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Both arenas will be available for rental beginning Tuesday, February 16, with COVID-19 protocols in place. Public skating will resume March 1.
Municipal Council Meetings will continue to 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.
The North Grenville Public Library will open to the public on Tuesday, February 16, and continue to offer curbside pickup by demand. In-person programming will be offered in a phased approach when it is safe to do so, and according to health and safety regulations.
Outdoor recreational amenities remain open to the public, including the cross-country ski trails and toboggan hill in the Ferguson Forest, nature trails throughout the Municipality, and three outdoor skating rinks: Bishop’s Mills, eQuinelle, and the new rink on the South Branch at Curry Park. Masks are highly recommended at all outdoor facilities, including rinks and toboggan hill, and are required when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to visit the dedicated Municipal COVID-19 webpage for updates: www.northgrenville.ca/coronavirus.
For more information on the provincial framework visit: covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions
Business support programs are available at: www.investnorthgrenville.ca/covid19.
For more information related to COVID-19 visit: www.healthunit.org.