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Posted On Thursday, 02 April, 2020

In an ongoing effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Mayor Bernadette Clement is renewing calls for Cornwall residents to stay home and heed the directions from public heath officials.
“The message is very clear: stay home!” said Mayor Clement. “By limiting our movements we can all keep our neighbours safe – and that includes some of the most vulnerable in our community.”
Public health officials have advised that the spread...

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Posted On Wednesday, 01 April, 2020

April 2 Update: The test results for Glen Stor Dun Lodge residents came back negative for COVID-19.  
As of April 1, 2020, the Glen Stor Dun Lodge has three suspected cases of respiratory illnesses among residents.
Staff will continue to monitor these cases and work with public health authorities while updating the community about the containment of the respiratory outbreak.
Lodge staff have implemented the pandemic plan and directions from the government,...

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Posted On Wednesday, 01 April, 2020

City of Cornwall recreation facilities will remain closed until Monday, May 4.
Municipal offices and other facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice, and until further direction from the Province of Ontario .
The next Council Meeting , originally scheduled for April 14, has been cancelled.
While the landfill at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road remains open, residents are encouraged to only make essential trips. The Household Hazardous Waste Depot...

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Posted On Tuesday, 31 March, 2020

The City of Cornwall has received authorization from the Province of Ontario to open a select number of licensed child care centres specifically to provide care for children of essential and critical service workers.
Spaces in these centres are reserved exclusively for children of essential and critical service workers identified in the Province of Ontario's "List of Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care," who have no other alternative source of child care, including...

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Posted On Saturday, 28 March, 2020

Cornwall Economic Development has developed an online resource for businesses and employers looking to navigate the ever-changing environment resulting from ongoing efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The  COVID-19 Cornwall Business Digest  gathers up major news and program updates that are relevant to local businesses and organizations and makes it available on a single web resource that is updated daily.
The Digest also provides access to a 17-page...

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Posted On Thursday, 26 March, 2020

social media graphic v5 United Counties of SD&G, United Counties of P&R and City of Cornwall Declare State of Emergency Over Spread of COVID-19
In response to growing concerns over COVID-19 in Eastern Ontario, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G), the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) and the City of Cornwall have declared a state of emergency today as of 4:00 PM in an effort to slow the spread of this highly contagious virus.
Although there...

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Posted On Thursday, 26 March, 2020

Effective immediately, cash payments are not accepted at the City of Cornwall landfill. Residents may use debit or Visa, or charge accounts if these have previously been set up.
The scalehouse is closed to the public. Payment can be made with equipment set up outside the building. This measure will help ensure the health and safety of residents and staff.
While the landfill remains open, the City of Cornwall urges residents to consider whether their trip is necessary....

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Posted On Wednesday, 25 March, 2020

The City of Cornwall’s Social and Housing Services department will be distributing new funding from the province.
The Government of Ontario announced Monday that they will provide $200 million in social services relief funding to help protect the health and safety of the province’s most vulnerable people in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Funding will be divided into two streams:
$50 million for individuals: current and non social assistance clients...

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Posted On Tuesday, 24 March, 2020

Effective immediately, City of Cornwall play structures are closed.
Play equipment, including swings, slides, and benches, are not cleaned or sanitized regularly. The closure of this equipment is one of several steps taken by the City of Cornwall to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Tennis courts, basketball courts, the skatepark and the ball hockey court are also closed.
Signs in both English and French will be posted in all City parks as soon as possible.
Residents...

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Posted On Tuesday, 24 March, 2020

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit is collaborating with Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services to implement a special Community Paramedic Program in preparation for the potential increase in COVID-19 cases in the area.
The new program aims to provide faster access to testing and assessments for individuals who are at higher risk, such as seniors and people with underlying health conditions, while reducing the strain on 911 services and hospital emergency rooms. Assessing and testing...

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