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COVID-19 Updates:

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.   

Quick Reference for the Township of North Dundas: 

Effective August 1st, the residential bag limit per household will be reduced from the temporary increase of 3 bags/containers per week during the pandemic, back to the previously established 2 bags/containers per week.

Starting May 25th the Boyne Road landfill is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  It will also be open on Saturdays starting June 20th until October 31st from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.  Social distancing measures are still in place so vehicles may have to wait to enter the landfill. 


Fact Sheets:


COVID-19 Assessment Centres – Test Results can be accessed online here.

Anyone who is worried that they have been exposed or have contracted COVID-19, even if they do not have symptoms can be tested.

  • Winchester: – 515 Albert St. (Lions Club Hall),
    Mon-Fri, 12 – 6 pm – News Release
  • Cornwall(appointment only ) – 850 McConnell Avenue,
    Call 613-935-7762 Mon-Fri, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm to book an appointment –
    News Release 
  • Casselman – (Drive Through ) – 872 Principale Street,
    Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 3:00pm –
    News Release
  • Rockland(appointment only ) – 2741 Chamberland Street (Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team’s office)  
    Mon-Sat.  Call 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120 for a referral – 
    News Release
  • Alexandria – (appointment only) – 62 Anik Street – Tues & Thurs
    Call 613-933-1375 or 1-800-267-7120  – News Release


Information Sites:



August 7 – News ReleaseHistoric agreement delivers over $230 million for child care

July 31 – News ReleaseOntario implementing  additional measures as bars and restaurants to help limit the spread of COVID-19

July 30 – New ReleaseOntario building a safer and stronger long-term care system

July 30 – News ReleaseOntario releases plan for safe reopening of schools in September

July 30 – News ReleaseOntario continues to gradually and safely reopen child care for working parents

July 20 – News ReleaseOntario Moving more regions into Stage 3

July 16 – News ReleaseOntario Extends Emergency Orders until July 29th

July 13 – News ReleaseNearly all businesses and public spaces to reopen in Stage 3

July 10 – News Release – Update from the Ontario Health System Response

July 9 – News ReleaseOntario extends emergency orders

July 7 – News Release – Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks

June 27 News Release Ontario extends emergency orders to July 10th

June 24 – News ReleaseCOVID-19 Assessment Centre opening in Alexandria June 30th

June 24 – News Release Ontario extends declaration of emergency to July 15th


Mayor Tony Fraser’s Public Announcements:

June 26  June 12    
May 29 May 22 May 15 May 8
April 27 April 17 April 8   
March 31 March 25 March 18  



May 15 – News Release – EOHU expands COVID-19 to testing to anyone with symptoms

May 15 – News ReleaseDetailed list of stage 1 openings from EOHU

April 29 – News Release Eastern Ontario Health Unit issues 3 new orders for essential businesses.  These orders were amended April 30:

  • Order 1 (Amended) pertains to grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies and other essential businesses
  • Order 2 (Amended)  – pertains to all businesses that provide curb side pick up as an alternative method of sale
  • Order 3 (Amended)pertains to all restaurants that provide drive-through services

April 23 – News ReleaseEastern Ontario Health Unit urges Residents:  stay home, continue physical distancing and self isolate if you are sick

April 18 – News Release   – COVID-19 case at Brookdale Food Basics confirmed by EOHU

April 17 – News Release –  COVID-19 testing expanded for priority sectors

April 17 News ReleaseEastern Ontario Health Unit has expanded testing for priority sectors

April 10 – News Release Eastern Ontario Health Unit reminds public about physical distancing during Easter

April 7 – News Release COVID-19 Assessment Centre opening in Rockland April 7

April 3 – Two New OrdersEastern Ontario Health Unit has issued two new orders for residents and owner/operators of grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies

April 3 – New Order – The medical officer of health orders mandatory isolation of certain individuals

April 1 – News Release COVID-19 Assessment Centre opening in Cornwall April 2

April 2 – News ReleaseCOVID-19 Drive Through – Assessment Centre – opening in Casselman April 2

March 31 – News Release COVID-19 Assessment Centre to Open in Winchester on April 1st 

March 25 – News ReleaseUpdated guidelines for Private Daycares 

March 23 – News ReleaseReturning 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 ReleaseThird 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 ReleaseCOVID-19 testing and assessment centre opening in Hawkesbury

March 17 – News ReleaseDirectives in response to the Ontario State of Emergency

March 16 – DirectiveMeasures to contain and prevent potential widespread community activity of the COVID-19 Virus 


Calls for Supplies and Services:



March 27 – AnnouncementPrime 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



June 17 – News ReleaseOntario extends emergency orders to June 30th

June 13 – News ReleaseOntario eases restrictions on wedding and funeral ceremonies

June 12 – News ReleaseOntarians encouraged to establish social circles

June 11 – News ReleaseOntario lifting 30-day supply limit on prescriptions

June 11 – News ReleaseOntario to resume family visits in long-term care homes, retirements homes and other residential care settings

June 11 – News ReleaseOntario and Canada helping small businesses go digital

June 10 – News ReleaseBeaches and campsites to open at Ontario parks

June 8 – News ReleaseOntario permits more businesses and services to reopen in the coming days

June 6 – News ReleaseOntario extends emergency orders to support its reopening efforts

June 2 – News ReleaseOntario extends declaration of emergency until June 30

May 29 – News ReleaseOntario opens up COVID-19 testing across the province

May 29 – News ReleaseSupport for small business tenants and landlords now available

May 27 – News ReleaseOntario extending emergency orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

May 20 – News ReleaseFace coverings now recommended when physical distancing is a challenge

May 19 – News ReleaseSchools to remain closed for the rest of this school year

May 19 – News ReleaseOntario Extends Emergency Orders to May 29th

May 14 – News ReleaseOntario announces additional workplaces that can reopen

May 12 – News Release Ontario extends Declaration of Emergency to June 2

May 11 – News ReleaseOntario opening provincial parks and conservation reserves

May 6 – News ReleaseOntario further eases restrictions on retail stores and essential construction

May 6 – News ReleaseOntario extends electricity rate relief until May 31st and extends existing emergency orders until May 19th

May 5 – News ReleaseFree internet-based programs help people cope with unprecedented situation

May 4 – News ReleaseFirst 2 deaths due to COVID-19 reported by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit

May 4 – News Release Ontario continues to support mental health needs during COVID-19

May 1 – News ReleaseNew order to provide companies with temporary immediate relief on their monthly electricity bills in April, May and June 2020 

May 1 – News ReleaseEmergency orders issued to help better manage health care resources

May 1 – News ReleaseCertain businesses allowed to reopen May 4th under strict safety guidelines

April 30 – News ReleaseGovernment launches free 511 app for truckers providing information on rest areas, food and fuel across the province 

April 30 – News ReleaseOntario providing employers with workplace safety guidelines as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy

April 29 – News ReleaseMore frontline workers eligible for emergency child care

April 28 – News ReleaseThe Ontario government is launching the “COVID-19: Tackling the Barriers” website to help businesses overcome the unique challenges created by the global pandemic 

April 27 – News ReleaseOntario unveils guiding principles to reopen the province

April 26 – News ReleasePublicly-funded schools to remain closed until May 31st

April 25 – News Release – Community gardens allowed to operate

April 25 – News ReleaseOntario parks to remain closed until May 31

April 25 – News ReleaseOntario allows the redeployment of staff to better care for vulnerable people

April 24 – News ReleaseFederal and Ontario governments are investing $2.5 million to grow agri-food e-business giving families more choice when buying food and plants online

April 24 – News Release Local measures to ensure students maintain safe accessibility to healthy food during the current school closures

April 24 – News ReleaseOntario provides urgent relief for small businesses and landlords 

April 23 – News ReleaseOntario delivers action plan to increase protection for vulnerable people and those who care for them

April 23 – News ReleaseOntario extends emergency orders until May 6 and issues a new order to support people with mental health and addiction issues

April 21 – News ReleaseOntario is providing funding and services to help seniors and people with disabilities during COVID-19

April 18 – News ReleaseOntario Investing $20 Million to Advance Medical Research

April 17 – News ReleaseProvincial and federal government investing up to $1 million to connect workers with in-demand jobs in the agri-food sector

April 17 – News ReleaseOntario offers emergency child care to more frontline staff

April 17 – News Release Province makes it easier to reassign staff where they are needed most

April 17 News ReleaseExpansion Will Assist Essential Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 17 News Release iPad Devices with Free Rogers Wireless Data Will Support Learning at Home

April 17 News Release$1 million in new funding to support efforts that match employers with job-seekers

April 16 News Release  – Regulatory Changes Open the Door for Auto Insurance Rebates

April 16 News ReleaseProvince adds more than 2,000 acute care and critical care beds and enacts pandemic staffing plans

April 15 – News Release Robust action plan and new emergency order to protect the most vulnerable in long-term care homes

April 14 – News ReleaseOntario extends state of emergency orders until May 12 and passes the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Protection Act to amend various other Acts

April 14 News ReleaseSustained Measures Necessary to Stop the Spread and Protect Public Health

April 13 – News ReleaseSame-Day Deliveries Made to Protect Patients and Frontline Workers from COVID-19

April 12 News ReleaseNew platform will allow researchers to better detect, plan and respond to the outbreak

April 11 News ReleaseOver 14,000 submissions received through Ontario Together Portal, but more are needed

April 11 – News ReleaseProvince Extends Emergency Orders until April 23

April 10 News Release Province Prevents Operators from Charging Fees while Child Cares are Closed

April 10 – News Release Ontario Significantly Expanding COVID-19 – Testing Enhanced testing strategy will help stop the spread of the virus

April 9 News Release Premier Ford Appoints Team to Develop Plan for Post-Pandemic Growth and Prosperity

April 9 – News ReleaseMinister of Education Statement on Ratification of OECTA Central Agreement

April 6 – New ReleaseOntario takes additional measures to protect first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak

April 6 – News Release – Seasonal trailer parks and recreational campgrounds are not listed as essential businesses and, as such, are required to be closed

April 3 – News ReleaseEmergency measures introduced to provide more flexibility in staffing Ontario health units and an on-line portal was launched for Ontario residents to check their own COVID-19 test results 

April 3 – Joint Ministers Letter_HOC_Campgrounds English 20200404 – Ontario extends business closures to stop the spread of COVID-19, adds new restrictions and amends the list of essential businesses

April 1 – News Release New $50 million Ontario Together Fund will support the development of essential equipment and supplies

March 31 – News ReleaseOntario Extends School and Child Care Closures

March 30 – StatementChief Medical Officer of HealthOur obligations to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 

March 30 – News ReleaseOntario extends emergency declaration – all outdoor recreational amenities across Province now closed.

March 28 – News Release –  Ontario government prohibits gatherings of more than five people with strict exceptions

March 26 – News Release –  New financial measure will allow WSIB premium payment deferrals for six months. 

March 23 – News ReleaseOntario is closing at-risk workplaces to protect health & safety.  List of Essential Workplaces

March 17 –  News ReleaseOntario Announces State of Emergency



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.



May 25 – Township Announcement:  The Boyne Road landfill is open starting today from 8 am to 4 pm.  Social distancing measures are still in place so vehicles may have to wait to enter the landfill 

May 19The Township of North Dundas has extended the due dates for the final tax bill installments.  The payment normally due at the end of June will now be due on July 31st and the payment normally due at the end of September will now be due October 30th.  Additionally, any penalties or interest that would normally be charged during April, May and June has been waived.  

April 27 – Boyne Road landfill is open to North Dundas residents by appointment only: 
In an effort to ensure the safety of the public and our employees through physical distancing, the landfill is open to the public by appointment only.  Please contact the landfill at 613-774-5157 to schedule an appointment.  We encourage everyone to recycle responsibly, stay home and stay safe.

April 10 – Township Announcement – Township By-Law Division to assist in emergency order enforcement

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 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 NoticePlay structures, picnic tables, courts and outdoors rinks are closed to the public

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.