The Municipality will actively respond to the latest developments around COVID-19, and will keep residents informed and updated as the situation evolves. For your convenience, we have included links to various agencies and recent announcements.
Mayor Tony Fraser’s Public Announcements:
Calls for Supplies and Services:
April 1 – News Release – New $50 million Ontario Together Fund will support the development of essential equipment and supplies
March 31 – News Release – New COVID-19 Assessment Centre to Open in Winchester on April 1st
March 31 – News Release– Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures
March 31 – Township of North Dundas – Water & Sewer Payment Date Extention:
To reduce any financial hardships that may face our residents arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, the Council of the Township of North Dundas has extended the due date for our water and sewer bills normally due April 30th, to May 30th. The bills are being issued this week with the adjusted due date of May 30th.
March 30 – News Release – Ontario extends emergency declaration – all outdoor recreational amenities across Province now closed.
March 30 – Statement – Chief Medical Officer of Health – Our obligations to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19
March 28 – News Release – Ontario government prohibits gatherings of more than five people with strict exceptions
March 27 – Township of North Dundas – Residential Waste:
The Township of North Dundas has increased the residential waste limit to 3 bags per week to accommodate the additional waste that residents may generate while Staying Home and Staying Safe. Garbage and recycling collection schedules remain unchanged. We encourage everyone to continue to recycle responsibly.
For the protection of our employees and our contractors, we ask that garbage be placed in tied garbage bags, not loose in containers. If you have been ill, please place any potentially contaminated items in the bag with your garbage, not in your blue box.
Thank you for helping to keep our staff and our community safe!
March 26 – Township of North Dundas Park Closure Notice– Play structures, picnic tables, courts and outdoors rinks are closed to the public
EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
March 25 – News Release – Updated guidelines for Private Daycares
March 23 – News Release – Returning travellers required to self-isolate
March 22 – News Release – Several types of establishments to close immediately to prevent spread of COVID-19
March 22 – News Release – Third Positive Case of COVID-19 in EOHU Region
March 20 – News Release– Community Paramedic Program conducting in-home COVID-19 testing for higher-risk individuals
March 20 – News Release – COVID-19 testing and assessment centre opening in Hawkesbury
March 17 – News Release– Directives in response to the Ontario State of Emergency
March 16 – Directive – Measures to contain and prevent potential widespread community activity of the COVID-19 Virus
March 27 – Announcement – Prime Minister announces a wage subsidy to 75% for SMEs to avoid layoffs. Details are still being developed. More information is expected by Monday March 30th.
March 18 – News Release – Prime Minister announces Canada’s Economic Response Plan to COVID-19
March 23 – News Release – Ontario is closing at-risk workplaces to protect health & safety. List of Essential Workplaces
March 17 – News Release – Ontario Announces State of Emergency
March 26 – News Release – New financial measure will allow WSIB premium payment deferrals for six months.
OTHER MUNICIPAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
March 26 – News Release – from the Counties SDG (Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry)
On Thursday, March 26th at 4:00 pm, SD&G, Cornwall and Prescott-Russell jointly declared a State of Emergency to better handle the local response to COVID-19. It is very important for our community to understand that this is done as a precautionary measure and it is not a need to panic. It is imperative that we continue to social distance, stay home and slow down the spread of COVID-19. Our efforts are making a difference.
TOWNSHIP OF NORTH DUNDAS:
March 18 – North Dundas Update:
- Features COVID-19 information update links
- Information about interim tax bill payment extension and payment options
March 16 – North Dundas Update:
- Planning, Building and Enforcement Updates – (Building Inspections, Dog Tags, Burn Permits)
- North Dundas Property Tax Update
- North Dundas Office Closure Update
March 14 – North Dundas Update – Recreation and cultural facility closures.
February 28 – North Dundas Update – Eastern Ontario Health Unit is the lead agency for Human Health Emergencies in our area.