Check this page for regular updates on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic for Edwardsburgh Cardinal residents, businesses and visitors. The health and well-being of our staff and community is our top priority.

Follow our news and notices, as well as our Township Twitter account and Township Facebook account for continuing information.

This page was last updated on February 9.

Current control level and public health measures

View the latest public health control level update for our area, detailing information on gatherings, openings, closures, face coverings, ceremonies, workplaces, restaurants, meeting spaces and more.

Learn more about the Province of Ontario's COVID-19 Response Framework, outlining the various levels of restrictive measures for each re-opening category.

Regional health guidelines and COVID-19 testing

View up to date information on regional public health guidelines, including:

  • When to test and how to get tested for COVID-19
  • Travelling during COVID-19
  • Face coverings policy
  • Information for schools
  • Information for childcare centres
  • Information for emergency service workers
  • Coping and mental wellness

Current cases dashboard

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit provides a regularly updated case summary dashboard, detailing active and resolved COVID-19 cases in our region.

Tax relief, wage subsidies and financial benefits

You may be eligible for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tax relief options and benefits if you have run into financial hardship. View the Canadian government's tax relief services, benefit programs and wage subsidies for workers, caregivers, seniors and students.

Township service changes

View the Township's current service level changes, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Township Hall and municipal services

Our Township Hall is closed to walk-in traffic during the province-wide lockdown. 

Please contact our offices for assistance. Our staff will let you know if they can help you remotely, or if we would like you to safely schedule an appointment, if necessary. All visitors are asked to participate in contact tracing and follow recommended health measures.

Contact us by phone or email for help on the following items, or view their individual webpages for more information:

Fire department and burn permits

Our Fire department and emergency services remain in operation during the pandemic. Learn how you can apply for and activate a burn permit when open-air burning.

Recreation facilities and programs

Our indoor recreation facilities, including our walking track and arenas, are closed during the provincial lockdown period. We are not accepting facility rentals at this time.

Our public skating and typical winter programming are currently paused until further notice.

Our summer camps and swimming programs are currently paused until further notice.

Public library

View the service status for Edwardsburgh Cardinal Public Libraries.

Waste collection

Our garbage and recycling collection services remain in operation during the pandemic. Please review safety measures when disposing garbage and recycling to keep our workers and community safe during curbside collection.

Our municipal landfill remains in operation during the pandemic.

Snow removal

All Public Works services remain in operation during the pandemic, including snow removal on sidewalks and roads.

Water and sewer services

Our water and sewer services remain in operation during the pandemic, including water sample kit collection and drop-off. Please contact the municipal office to arrange to pick up a water test kit or drop off a water sample.

Disposable wipes belong in the garbage

Please do not flush cleaning wipes or other types of disposable wipes down the toilet, whether they claim to be flushable or not. This is because:

  • They can combine with fats, oils and grease to form clogs and wreak havoc on wastewater infrastructure, including sewer mains, home pipes, residential sewer laterals and private septic systems
  • Wipes do not break down in wastewater like toilet paper does
  • They can cause flooding in your home's basement

All wipes should be properly disposed of with regular household garbage.

Business supports and resources

Our staff are still available to support businesses in a safe, distanced manner.

Business owners can also take advantage of the following supports and resources: