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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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Posted On Monday, 23 March, 2020

Municipal Works staff are flushing fire hydrants and watermains. This maintenance takes place annually and will continue despite other service disruptions to ensure water quality.
Hydrant testing and flushing may result in temporary inconveniences. Water discharged during testing disturbs sediments in the water distribution system. This results in brown or rust-coloured water and may also reduce regular water pressure. If you detect brown or rust-coloured water, do not drink...

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Posted On Friday, 20 March, 2020

The City of Cornwall has postponed the first and second instalments of interim taxation.  Property tax payments that would be otherwise due on March 31, 2020 and April 30, 2020 have been deferred to May 15, 2020 and June 15, 2020, respectively.
“We understand that homeowners and business owners may be experiencing difficulties due to the extensive closures in response to COVID-19,” said Mayor Bernadette Clement. “Council unanimously supported this measure,...

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Posted On Thursday, 19 March, 2020

March 25 Update:
Effective today, Cornwall Transit bus service will operate until 8:45 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Passengers requiring essential travel can contact Transit to make arrangements for bus service after 8:45 p.m. Also, seniors can call Transit at 613-930-2636 to make special arrangements for travelling to grocery stores with seniors morning shopping hours. Cornwall Transit is reducing its service schedule, effective Monday, March 23.
From Monday to...

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Posted On Thursday, 19 March, 2020

City offices and facilities will remain closed to the public until Sunday, April 5, inclusive. Staff can still be reached for essential matters. To learn more about how to reach City services, visit this page: www.Cornwall.ca/coronavirus .
Cornwall City Council is holding a special meeting on Friday, March 20 at 2 p.m. Residents may watch online here:  www.Cornwall.ca/council .
Licensed home child care centres will close at end of day on Friday, March 20.
The...

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