Note: If you have fever and/or cough, have traveled to one of the affected countries in the past 14 days, or have had close or confirmed contact with a probable case of COVID-19, self-isolate at home and contact the HKPR District Health Unit (1-866-888-4577 ext. 5020) or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) for additional direction.   

Township Response:

Facility closures:

Please note that effective Friday, March, 13 2020 all Township facilities are closed to the public. Township staff are still working. If you require service please contact staff by email or phone during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. 

Closures include:

Parks Closed Due To COVID-19

A message from the Fire Chief - March 25, 2020

Changes to Service:

  • Public Works Department are working under a modified work model. This means that they are adjusting hours and number of staff in the building to support social distancing.
  • Burn permits are available online. To ensure that sufficient resources are available at this time, the Fire Chief is permitting open air burns, however, should all resources be required to address COVID-19 a Burn Ban may be initiated. 
  • As of March 19, all Council and Committee meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

County Updates:

County Council votes to reduce bag tag requirements until May 29, 2020

Emergency child care available for health care and frontline workers in Northumberland

A message from the Fire Chiefs of Northumberland County, April 2, 2020

Provincial Updates:

The Ontario government has declared a State of Emergency on March 17 for the entire province, with a number of new restrictions and measures included in it. Among these restrictions are:

  • A ban on all public events of more than 50 people, including parades, events and worship services.
  • The closure of all private schools, licensed daycares, rec centres/public libraries, bars and restaurants (except those that provide takeout food/delivery), theatres and concert venues.

These restrictions are in place until at least March 31, 2020.

March 23, 2020 The Ontario Government orders the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces to fight the spread of COVID-19.

March 23, 2020 The Ontario Government releases a List of Essential Workplaces.

March 23, 2020 The Ontario Government releases COVID-19 Provincial Government Support for Businesses

March 24, 2020 The Ontario Government released Electricity Relief for Families, Small Businesses and Farms during COVID-19

March 25, 2020 The Business Information Line opens. Businesses who have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. Help is available from Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

March 28, 2020 Ontario Prohibits Gatherings of More Than Five People with Strict Exceptions. Stronger action required to stop the spread of COVID-19   

Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

Federal Updates:

March 30, 2020 the Federal Government announced further details on the supports being provided to businesses. Below is information our government is taking to support businesses, in addition to action being taken by the Federal Government. 

For more information and updates:

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Ontario Health 

Government of Canada Public Health

COVID-19 Provincial Government Support for Businesses 

List of Essential Workplaces - March 23, 2020 8:00pm

Social Distancing - Government of Canada