North Dundas COVID-19 Information Update – Saturday March 14th
Posted Saturday, March 14th
Based on the recommendation of the Medical Officer of Health, all North Dundas recreation and culture facilities will be closed starting Sunday, March 15th until at least April 5th, as part of the collective measures to contain and prevent potential widespread community activity of the COVID-19 virus. All recreation programming and facility rentals during this time will be cancelled and refunds or credits will be provided for programs and bookings.
While at the moment, there are no confirmed cases in SDG and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is advising that the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus is considered low, the Township of North Dundas is taking the recommended steps to protect the health of residents.
The municipal office will remain open, but residents are encouraged to conduct business over the phone (613-774-2105) and online where possible. We are also asking that people use alternative methods for making bill payments where possible, including interim property tax and water bills. Payments for property taxes and water and sewer accounts can be made through pre-authorized payments, online, telephone banking, regular mail or via the Townshipâ€™s drop box on the left side of the main entrance door of the municipal building at 636 St. Lawrence Street in Winchester.
â€śIn the past we have demonstrated that we are a supportive, considerate and resilient community. Iâ€™m confident that the citizens of North Dundas will work together to ensure we do our part to prepare and control the spread of COVID-19â€ť said Mayor Tony Fraser. â€śPanic is more contagious than COVID-19. I am asking that everyone be respectful, and support your neighbours.â€ť
The Township will provide updates on any further changes to services as they are available.
The EOHU advises that there are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your arm, not your hand
- Stay home if you are sick
- Avoid non-essential international travel and if you plan to travel, you should consult the Government of Canadaâ€™s website, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel advice for destination-specific health notices and recommended precautions.