Township Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 13, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit reported on March 12 that the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus continues to be low in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area. 

While the risk of exposure in our area is low, now is the time to take proactive and precautionary measures to slow the spread of infections. Proactive measures, such as social distancing, extra hand washing, and closures of some public events, are meant to slow the spread of the virus, lessening the stress on our health care system.

We encourage residents to use credible sources to find information and updates for this virus. The Ontario Ministry of Health and the Health Unit will provide up to date information from experts on the matter, include actions you can take to slow the spread of the virus, and provide the proper steps to take if you suspect you have contracted the virus or have been in contact with someone who is ill.

The Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal would like to assure residents that many of our services remain operating as normal.

Our office at 18 Centre Street remains open. Residents are encouraged to pay tax bills through online banking where possible by setting up “Edwardsburgh/Cardinal” as a payee with their online banking provider, using your property roll number as your account number. We also accept mailed cheques to PO Box 129, Spencerville ON K0E 1X0. Your 2020 Dog Tags can be purchased through our online store www.twpec.ca/shop and burn permits can be obtained (at no cost) online here: www.ec.burnpermits.com/.

Some of our recreational programming and facilities will be affected. March Break Daycamp at the Johnstown Community Centre is cancelled. Hockey Eastern Ontario released a statement on March 12th that all games, practices and hockey-activities have been cancelled. We are in communication with the Health Unit as we determine when and if facility closures or additional cancellations are necessary, but our arenas and public skating remain open at this time.

March Break Activity Week at the Library has been cancelled by the Library Board. Our Libraries plan to remain open during March Break, but continue to monitor information from the Health Unit, and may adjust services and hours as necessary.

Curbside Waste and Recycling is being collected as normal. Waste Collections Canada reminds residents to make sure their township bags are tied tightly to prevent spills.

Any updates or changes to township services will be shared here.

Remember the risk of exposure at this time is low. Be cautious, but be kind.

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