COVID-19 Information

Covid-19 Information

Municipal staff are closely monitoring communication from various levels of government on the spread of
coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 News and updates

Important links and information from our partners regarding the COVID-19 situation

 Message from Mayor

COVID-19 Coronavirus – Message from the Mayor
March 20, 2020

This is a challenging time for us all and as Mayor, I want to assure all residents and business owners that the Township will continue to do everything it can to maintain necessary services while minimizing community risk. We are aware of the pressures many of you are facing and we are committed to working with the provincial and federal governments to ensure that the necessary support programs are accessible.

As previously announced, we have closed the Arena, the Community Centre and the Town Hall and we have cancelled all of our activities and events. To protect employees and the community, we have also closed the Building office to the public. We will continue to be available during regular business hours by phone or email to address questions and concerns of residents.

Please follow the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) recommendations to protect yourself and your family and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. If you have travelled outside of Canada you should self-isolate for 14 days and monitor yourself for symptoms of the coronavirus. If you have symptoms of coronavirus or live with someone who does, please stay at home. All persons over 70 years of age and individuals who are immunocompromised are advised to self-isolate. We must all practice social distancing. 

This is an anxious and stressful time for everyone. Self-isolating can affect your mood. Don’t hesitate to use other ways to connect with people you care about; phone, text or video call.Take care of your mental health by doing something that makes you feel good.

We are a great community. Each of us has a role to play. I trust that, together, we will overcome the challenges we face today with the COVID-19 pandemic. By working together, we will make a difference.

Stay healthy!

Normand Riopel


From our YouTube Channel

Mayor's Message March 3, 2020

Mayor's Message April 30, 2020

Council Meeting

Due to the risks related to the spread of COVID-19 and in an effort to mitigate its spread by way of social distancing, the members of the public will not be permitted at the May council meetings.

The members of Council will join the meeting via teleconference.

The council meeting will be live streamed on YouTube

Questions? Call us and leave a message at 613-678-3003 extension 229 or email the Clerk at

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 Garbage and recycling

COVID-19 Garbage and recycling

Please note that the weekly garbage and recycling collection will continue to be picked up as per the regular collection schedule.

As a result of COVID-19 and in consideration of the health and safety of staff and residents the Spring Garbage Collections have been reschedule.

Follow the link to view the new schedule

Grocery Stores and Delivery Services
COVID-19 Grocery Stores and Delivery Services

The Prescott-Russell Community Services shared with us a list of stores and grocery stores that are currently open and the various delivery services.

Last updated March 24th, 2020.

Please share the information with those who do not have access to the internet. Thank you.

View the list.

Find out more about the Prescott-Russell Community Services

Support for families

Ontario Government - Funding that families can apply 


Business Resources 

COVID-19 Business Resources

Here are some resources that might interest you:

 2-1-1 How to find programs and services

COVID-19, How to find programs and services

When you don’t know where to turn, turn to 211.

211 is an information and referral service that connects Canadians to non-emergency health and social services in their area.

In Ontario, people can dial 211 anywhere in Ontario 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. People can also chat online with 211 Community Navigators at from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday or search for services on our website.

The helpline is confidential and answered live

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