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As this is an evolving situation, we continue to remind people of the importance of using credible sources to stay informed, and encourage others to do the same. In order to keep up to date with official information, please refer to the following sources:

Township of Rideau Lakes

To receive regular updates to your inbox please subscribe to Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News.

Local Food Bank contacts can be found here.

The Municipal Office in Chantry is open for tax payments, waste stickers, and permit/licence payments only. A Face Covering is required as per Health Unit Requirements. Please continue to conduct Township business by phone or email.  If you need to meet with a Staff person, you must make an appointment.

August 6 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News 

July 30 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News 

July 23 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News 

July 16 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News 

July 9 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News 

July 2 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News 

June 25 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News (Public Works Summer Update)

June 9 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News Special Edition

June 4 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News

May 28 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News (Township beaches open, video message from Mayor Hoogenboom)

May 21 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News (Township Sports Fields and Courts Open)

May 15 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News Special Edition (Spring Public Works Update)

May 14 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News (All Township Boat Launches Now Open)

May 7 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News (Fire Ban Lifted)

May 7 Video Message from Mayor Hoogenboom

May 5 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News (Some Township Boat Launches Re-opening)

April 30 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News

April 27 Rideau Lakes Community COVID e-News (Bag Tags Required in May, Some Township Boat Launches Re-Open)

April 23 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News

April 20 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News

April 17 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News Special Edition (Brockville COVD-19 Assessment Centre Open to Walk-ins)

April 16 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-e-News

April 9 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News

April 6 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News (Closure of boat launches, docks and harbours)

April 3 Special Edition Rideau Lakes Comminuty COVID-19 e-News (Province updates list of essential services)

April 2 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News

March 31 Special Edition Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News (Closure of Outdoor Recreational Amenities)

March 30 Media Release:  Now is not the time to head to the cottage.

March 30 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News (Closure of Halls/Libraries extended, Cottagers, etc)

March 27 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News (Council e-meeting,bag tags, tax payments)

March 26 Rideau Lakes Community COVID-19 e-News

March 25 Fire Chiefs declare County-wide Total Fire Ban:  Details on the Fire/Emergency page

March 25 Mayor declares a municipal State of Emergency for Rideau Lakes:  Declaration Notification

March 19 Message from Mayor Hoogenboom:  Mayor Message – March 19-2020

March 17 Media Release:  Rideau Lakes – COVID-19 #2

March 13 Media Release:  Rideau Lakes – COVID-19 #1

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Find the Latest COVID-19 Surveillance Report and a map of Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Aggregated Geographic Region on the Health Unit website

September:  Parent Screening Tool

September:  Getting Back to Child Care and Schools COVID-SMART

August:  Information About the Plans to Re-open Schools this Septmber

July 13:  What You Need to know to Stay Safe in Stage 3

July 6 News Release:  Mandatory Face Coverings in all Enclosed Public Spaces

June 26 News Release:  Canada Day True North Strong and COVID free

June 25:  COVID-19 Outbreak at Binh’s Nail & Spa Kingston

June 12 News Release:  Province Encourages “Social Circles”

June 8 News Release:  LGL Gets Green Light to Participate in Stage 2 Re-Opening

May 29 News Release:  Province Expands Testing for COVID-19

May 14 News Release:  Ontario Starts to Re-open for Business

May 13 News Release:  Consider the Views Before Enjoying the Cottage View

May 12 News Release:  Outbreak Declared in Maple View Lodge, Athens

May 11, 2020:  COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Businesses PDF

May 8 News Release:  Fishing and Boating Safety

May 7 Media Release:  Health Unit and Farmers’ Markets Working Together to Safely Bring  Local Food to the Community

May 7 Media Release:  Give the Gift of Safety this Mother’s Day

May 1 Media Release:  Thumbs Up to Community Gardens in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

April 24 Media Release:  Alcohol Use Increases During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 22 Media Release:  Uncovering the Facts on Face Coverings

April 17 Media Release:  Staying Active During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 16 Media Release:  Brockville COVID-19 Assessment Centre Open to Walk-Ins

April 11 Media Release:  Take-Out Food Safety During COVID-19

April 9 Media Release:  Message to Cottage Owners re:  COVID-19

April 8 Media Release:  Celebrating the Long Weekend the COVID-19 Way

April 4 Media Release:  Outbreak declared in Van Horne and Willowdale Retirement Residences in Smiths Falls

April 3 Media Release:  Outbreak found in Lanark Lifestyles in Perth

April 2 Media Release:  Outbreak found in Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place

March 31 Media Release:  2 COVID-19 related deaths reported in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

March 31 Media Release:  Outbreak found in Carolina Retirement Residence in Perth

March 29 Media Release: Outbreak found in Almonte County Haven Long-Term Care Home

March 27 Media Release:  Community-based COVID-19 Assessment Centre for Brockville/Leeds Grenville Residents Starts Today 27, 2020

March 26 Media Release:  First Person with Confirmed COVID-19 Reported in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

March 24 Media Release:  Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 While Grocery Shopping

March 20 Media Release:  Health Unit Encourages Social Distancing in Leeds Grenville

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Public Health:

Local Hospital Information

Brockville General Hospital:

BGH COVID-19 Information

BGH Visiting Restrictions

Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital:

PSFDH Website

PSFDH March 23 Update

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KGH and Hotel Dieu):

Kingston Health Sciences Centre COVID-19 Information

Government of Ontario

September 19:  Limit for Private Social Gatherings: 10 Indoors and 25 Outdoors for Entire Province

September 17:  Lower Limits for Social Gatherings in Ottawa, Peel & Toronto Regions

September 17:  Legislation Introduced to Freeze Residential Rents in 2021

September 16:  New COVID Screening Tool to Help Protect Students & Staff

September 14:  Health Preparedness and Rebuilding the Economy Top Priorities

September 8:  Extraordinary Steps to Reopen Schools Safely

September 8:  Apprenticeship and Trade-Related Exam Centres Reopen

September 3:  Support for Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19 Extended

September 3:  Child Care Funding Extended

September 3:  Expanded Driver Testing Services Now Open

August 28:  Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Residents

August 26:  COVID-19 Management plan for Schools

August 21:  Indoor Capacity Expanded for Meetings and Event Facilities

August 20:  Orders Extended Under the Reopening Ontario Act

August 20:  Support for Agricultural and Rural Fall Fairs

August 14:  Safe Reopening of Gyms & Recreation Centres

August 12:  First Round of Emergency Funding for Municipalities

August 7:  $230m for Safe Restart for Child Care

August 5:  Support for Legions & Other Non-Profits

July 31:  Support Extended for Small Business Tenants & Landlords

July 31:  COVID Alert Available for Download Beginning Today

July 31:  Drive Test Centres Reopening

July 30:  Safe Reopening of Schools in September

July 30:  Building a Safer Long Term Care System

July 29:  Independent Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission

July 24:  Ontario Declaration of Emergency ENDS

July 23:  More Schools and Child Care Spaces

July 22:  Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act

July 17:  Caps on PayDay Loans Interest and Fees

July 16:  Additional Support for Farmers

July 16:  Expiry Period of Marriage Licences Extended

July 13:  Stage 3 Reopening

July 9:  Expanding Access to Modern Digital Technology

July 8:  Partnership with DriverCheck Will Make it Easier for Truck Drivers to Get Tested for COVID-19

July 7:  New Legislation to Protect Public Health

June 30:  Ontario Courts Gradually Resuming In-Person Proceedings

June 30:  Ontario Encourages Support of Local Small Businesses

June 24:  Windsor-Essex Moving to Stage 2 Except Leamington and Kingsville

June 22:  Toronto & Peel Region Move into Stage 2

June 18:  Enhancing COVID-19 Case and Contact Management (national exposure notification app)

June 18:  Gradual Reopening of Drive Test Centres

June 17:  Ontario Pauses Commercial Evictions

June 17:  Buy Local to Support Ontario Craft Beer and Wine Week

June 17:  Emergency Orders Extended to June 30

June 17:  Ontario Marks 3 Months Since Declaration of Emergency

June 16:  Guide on How to Develop a Workplace Safety Plan 

June 15:  More Regions Moving into Stage 2

June 13:  Easing Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies

June 12:  Ontarians Encouraged to Establish Social Circles

June 12:  Support for Children and Youth During COVID-19

June 11:  Resume Family Visits in Long-Term Care Homes

June 11:  Ontario and Canada Helping Small Businesses Go Digital

June 11:  Public Transit Safety Guidance

June 10:  Plan to Reopen Postsecondary Education

June 10:  Beaches and Campsites to open at Ontario Parks

June 9:  Helping Parents Return to Work (Re-Opening Daycare)

June 8:  More Businesses and Services to Reopen Effective June 12

June 8:  Temporary Ban on Commercial Evictions

June 6:  Emergency Orders Extended until June 19

June 2:  Ontario Extends Declaration  of Emergency to June 30

June 1:  Support for Those Struggling With Electricity Bills During COVID-19

May 29:  Expanded Testing for COVID-19

May 29:  Support for Small Business Tenants and Landlords Now Available

May 27:  Ontario Extending Emergency Orders to June 9

May 26:  Ontario Takes Immediate Action to Investigate Worst Hit Long-Term Care Homes

May 25:  Volunteers and Small Businesses Step Up to Help Those in Need

May 25:  Hospitals Assume Management of 2 Long-Term Care Homes

May 22:  Ontario Helps People Impacted by COVID-19 Get Back to Work (trades & hospitality)

May 22:  Ontario Make it Easier to Conduct Business (virtual meetings, efiling, digital signatures)

May 20:  People Urged to Continue Following Public Health Advice (Face Coverings)

May 19:  Health & Safety Top Priority as Schools Remain Closed (Summer Day Camps May Open)

May 19:  Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Keep People Safe

May 19:  Independent Commission into Long Term Care

May 14:  Additional Workplaces That Can Re-open

May 13:  Better Protecting Long-Term Care Residents and Staff

May 13:  Protecting Ontario’s Children with COVID-19

May 12:  Declaration of Emergency Extended to June 2

May 11:  Ontario Retail Stores Open for Curbside Pickup and Delivery

May 11:  School Boards Encouraged to Celebrate Student Achievement When Safe to Do So

May 9:  Ontario Opening Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves

May 8:  Ontario Eases Restrictions on Professional Sports Training Facilities

May 7:  Ontario Releases Plan to Resume Scheduled Surgeries and Procedures

May 6:  Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19

May 5:  Ontario Expands Virtual Mental Health Services During COVID-19

May 4:  Ontario Significantly Increases Daily Lab Testing

May 1:  Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines

April 30:  Ontario Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines

April 27: Ontario Unveils Guiding Principles to Reopen the Province

April 25:  School Closures Extended to May 31

April 25:  Ontario Parks to Remain Closed Until May 31

April 24: Governments Invest $2.5 Million to Grow Agri-Food e-Business During COVID-19 (Families will have more choice when buying food and plants online)

April 23 News Release: Ontario Extends Emergency Order to May 6 – New Order Issued to Support people with mental Health and Addiction issues

April 22:  Ontario Takes Immediate Steps to Further Protect Long-Term Care Residents and Staff

April 21:  Ontario Providing Additional Relief to the Province’s Most Vulnerable

April 20:  Health Experts Say the COVID-19 Outbreak has likely Peaked in Ontario

April 18:  Ontario Investing $20 Million to Advance Medical Research

April 17:  Canada and Ontario Supporting Agri-food Sector Supply Chain During COVID-19

April 17: Ontario Takes Further Action to Protect Vulnerable People from COVID-19

April 16:  Ontario Enables Auto Insurance Companies to Provide Driver Rebates During COVID-19

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

April 14:  Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against COVID-19

April 11:  Ontario Businesses Stepping up to Fight COVID-19 – Ontario Together Portal

April 11:  Emergency Orders Extended until April 23

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

April 9:  Province Connecting Volunteers to Community Organizations Supporting Seniors and People with Disabilities During COVID-19

April 8:  Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects during COVID-19

April 7:  Ontario Calls on all Health Care Workers to Help Fight COVID-19

April 6:  Province Providing One-time Financial Assistance during School and Child Care Closures

April 4:  Ontario Protecting Vulnerable Ontarians During COVID-19 Outbreak

April 4:  Ontario Takes Steps to Keep Food on the Table during COVID-19

April 3: Ontario Protecting Seniors in Retirement Homes During COVID-19 Outbreak

April 3:  Ontario Provides Full Transparency by Releasing COVID-19 Modelling

April 3:  Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

April 2:  Ontario Increasing Mental Health Support During COVID-19

April 2:  Ontario Strengthening Victim Services in Response to COVID-19

April 2:  Ontario Supports Trucking Sector for Keeping Goods Moving

April 1: Ontario Joins Forces with the Private Sector to Fight COVID-19

March 31: Public Required to Identify Themselves if Charged with Breaching an Emergency Order During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 31:  Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures to Fight Spread of COVID-19

March 31: Ontario Supports Postsecondary Students During COVID-19

March 30:  Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 – All Outdoor Recreational Amenities across Province Now Closed

March 30: Ontario Protecting Seniors During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 30:  Statement from Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health

March 30:  Ontario Increasing Health & Safety Measures to Better Protect Frontline Nurses froM COVID-19

March 28: Prohibiting gatherings of more than five people

March 28:  Ontario Protecting Supply Chains to Support COVID-19 Emergency Response

March 26:  Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

March 25:  Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open

March 24:  Ontario Providing Electricity Relief

March 24:  Ontario Implements Enhanced Measures to Protect the Safety of Residents in Long-Term Care Homes

March 23:  Ontario Orders the Mandatory Closure of All Non-Essential Workplaces

March 23:  Ontario Significantly Enhancing COVID-19 Screening Measures and Supports

Self-Assessment Tool :

Pubic Health Ontario:

Government of Canada

September 16:  Next Steps for Safe Restart Agreement

August 31:  New Measures to Ensure Supply of Future Vaccines and Therapies Against COVID-19

August 26:  Support for Safe Return to School

July 31:  New Mobile APP to Help Notify Canadians of Potential COVID-19 Exposure

July 16:  Safe Restart Agreement

June 29:  Ongoing COVID-19 Updates

June 25:  Opportunities for Students to Gain Work Experience Serving their Communities

June 18:  New Mobile App to Help Notify Canadians of COVID-19 Exposure

June 16:  Canada Emergency Response Benefit Extended by 8 weeks

June 5:  Supports for Canadians with Disabilities to Address Challenges from COVID-19

June 2:  Canadian Seniors to Receive Special Payment in Early July

June 1:  Support to Help Communities Create Jobs and Restart the Economy

May 26:  Prime Minister Convenes Meeting to Address Economic Devastation Caused by COVID-19

May 25:  Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Now Open for Applications

May 20:  Program to Protect Jobs and Help Businesses

May 19:  Expansion of Support for Workers and Small Businesses

May 16:  Support for the Canadian Red Cross

May 15:  Support for Research Staff in Canada

May 14:  New Support for Canada’s Fish Harvesters

May 12:  Additional Support for Canadian Seniors

May 11:  Additional Support for Businesses to Help Save Canadian Jobs

May 8:  Agreements to Boost Wages for Essential Workers

May 5:  Supporting Canada’s Farmers, Food businesses and Food Supply

May 4:  Canada & International Partners Launch the Coronavirus Global Response

May 3:  Families to Receive Increased Support Through Canada Child Benefit

May 3:  Virtual and Mental Health Tools for Canadians

April 27:  Joint Statement by First Ministers for Restarting the Economy

April 24:  Partnerships with Provinces & Territories to Deliver Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for Small Businesses

April 23:  New Support for COVID-19 Medical Research and Vaccine Development

April 22:  Support for Students and New Grads Affected by COVID-19

April 21:  Further Support to help Canadians in Need

April 17:  New Support to Protect Canadian Jobs

April 16:  Additional Support for Small Businesses

April 15:  Expanded Access to CERB and Support for Essential Workers

April 14:  Updates mandatory requirements for travellers entering Canada

April 14:  Provides $20 million to support critical food inspection services

April 14:  Further facilitates enforcement of the Federal Quarantine Act

April 8:  Changes to Canada Summer Jobs Program to help Business and Young Canadians

April 7:  Production of more medical supplies & equipment in Canada

April 6:  Apply for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA

April 1:  Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (how to apply for various funds)

March 31:  New partnerships with Canadian industries to fight COVID-19

March 27:  Support for small businesses facing impacts of COVID‑19

Health Canada:

Canada Post

March 23, 2020:  Important Changes to Canada’s Postal Service

How to Help

March 26:  United Way Leeds Grenville

March 24:  How to Help Food Banks