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COVID-19 Information

Updated: December 1, 2020

Ontario Public Health Measures: Renfrew County is in Green

The Town of Arnprior and the Emergency Management Team continues to work closely with the Renfrew County Health Unit and community partners to monitor the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and respond appropriately. For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information and news, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Health website here.

Residents are encouraged to follow the guidance and protocols of our local experts in Public Health. The Town is taking further actions to help protect the health of our community and prevent the spread of the virus.

What to do if you think you may have COVID-19?

Press Releases + Mayor’s Messages

December 1st – Mayor’s Message

October 28th – Mayor’s Message

October 1st – Mayor’s Message

September 15th – Notice

September 1st – Mayor’s Message

August 24th – Press Release – Arena Reopening

August 7th – Press Release-Town of Arnprior Prepares to Re-Open the Nick Smith Centre

August 4th – Mayor’s Message

July 17th – Press Release – Stage 3 Update

July 10th – Press Release – Stage 2 Update

July 2nd – Mayor’s Message

June 19th – Press Release – Splash Pad Opening

June 12th – Town of Arnprior Prepares for Stage 2 Openings

June 8th – Ontario Permits More Businesses and Services to Reopen in the Coming Days

June 1st – Mayor’s Message

May 27th – Onatrio Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak

May 27th – Expanded Community Testing for COVID-19 

May 26th – Mayor’s Message

May 22nd – Press Release – Re-opening of Town Parks Trails and Outdoor Recreation Areas

May 19th – Mayor’s Message

May 15th – Press Release – Arnprior to Open Select Municipal Facilities

May 12th – Mayor’s Message

May 4th – Mayor’s Message

April 27th – Mayor’s Message

April 20th – Mayor’s Message

April 17th – Town Release

April 13th – Mayor’s Message

April 6th – Mayor’s Message

March 30th – County of Renfrew Declares State of Emergency

March 30th’s Monday Message from the Mayor

March 27th – Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre Joint Release

March 27th Town Release

March 22nd’s Mayor’s Message

March 20th Town Release

 March 17th Town Release

March 13th Town Release

Town Facilities

Some Town facilities remain closed to the public, all essential services continue to be offered and all departments are open for business. Please contact staff by phone or email, contact information can be found on the contact us page.

  • Town Hall 105 Elgin Street West, is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Town Hall is open for services at the first and second floor counters with visitors required to practice social distancing and wear a mask. Please look for signage and direction from staff at Town Hall upon arrival. Meetings with staff are available by appointment only, so please contact the staff member you wish to meet with to arrange a meeting.
  •  Council Meetings Regular meeting of Council will be held by electronic means and live-streamed here.
  • Nick Smith Centre – the Nick Smith Centre Community Pool open by appointment only, click here to book. The arenas are open for bookings and fall programming is running. Please click here to learn more about booking and facility policies. 
  • The Arnprior and District Museum – Open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. To book your appointment please contact the museum by email jcarlile@arnprior.ca or phone 613-623-4902.
  • Arnprior Library – The building is open by appointment only but online services and curbside pick up is available by clicking here. 
  • Stanley Tourangeau Fire and Police Services Building – Closed, fire and police services continue as normal.
  • Arnprior Landfill – The Arnprior Landfill Site, 658 River Road,  is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. Passes must be purchased in advance at Town Hall Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm or the Nick Smith Centre.
  • Garbage/Recycling Collection – there are no anticipated impacts to curbside collection activities. Any updates will be provided as they become available. The curb-side bag limit is 2 bags per week. Extra bag tags may be purchased at Town Hall. Waste collection personnel are working hard to stay healthy and safe on the job. Please do not leave Kleenex, wipes or gloves loose on top of garbage bags, cans or in recycling bins. These items must be secured inside a tied garbage bag.
  • Municipal Parks, Trails and Sports Fields are open for public use.
  • The use of Play Structures and Slides are allowed. A reminder to users that park amenities are available for use at your own risk and are not regularly sanitized. Swings have been removed for the season.

Payments and Billing

We encourage residents to use alternative means of payment such as online or telephone banking, mailing a cheque to the Town Hall or dropping off a payment in the secure mail slot at Town Hall if at all possible. However, payments can also be made in person at Town Hall.

How can I protect myself and my family from COVID-19?

  • Wear a mask when in public indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands with soap
  • Cover you cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care homes if you are sick

What to do if you think you may have COVID-19?

If you or your family member has a health concern (including a concern related to COVID-19) and need to speak to a physician, please call your family physician’s office.

If you do not have a family physician or cannot access your family physician, please call the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre at 1-844-727-6404 for care and support from a nurse practitioner, family physician and/or community paramedic.

Contacts

Town of Arnprior
All essential services continue to be offered and all departments are open for business. Please contact staff by phone or email, contact information can be found on the contact us page.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) – Non-essential Services
During this time, the Arnprior OPP Detachment is not open to the public.  They are screening visitors and are not providing record checks unless required for essential services.  Click Here for more info.

Arnprior and District Food Bank
Leave a message at 613-668-4462 * calls will be returned within 24 hours
Mon from 9:30 am-12 noon * closed STAT holidays
Saint John Chrysostom Church, 295 Albert St, Church basement

Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre
1-844-727-6404

Resources + Programs

COVID & Health Unit Info

Ontario Emergency Orders

Ministry of Health’s Website

COVID-19 Self Assessment Guide

Renfrew County Health Unit

Arnprior Regional Health

Public Health Ontario

Resources + Programs For Residents

Emergency Preparedness Guide

EI Sickness Benefit

Arnprior and District Food Bank

Electricity Relief

Energy Assistance Program

Emergency Funding Available Through Ontario Works

Arnprior – Braeside – McNab Senior’s at Home

Provincial Mental Health Assistance

Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County

Healthy Eating on a Budget:
Fruits and Veggies

Protein
Healthy Eating During COVID

Resources + Programs For Businesses

Re-Opening/Operating

Reopening Ontario Plan

Ontario Small Business Recovery Resources

Renfrew County Health Unit Guidance Fact Sheets for Businesses

Onatrio Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents and Courses for Workplaces

Find Personal Protective Equipment 

Operations Best Practices for Industries

Click here to submit your business updates to the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce

Closures

The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Programs/Funding

Ontario’s Main Street Relief Grant: PPE support

Provincial Tax Reductions

Federal Financial Assistance

Provincial Financial Assistance

CFDC Small Business COVID Loan

Digital Mainstreet Grants

Energy Assistance Program

Electricity Relief

A call for businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions

Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

Provincial Mental Health Assistance

Canadian Business Resilience Network

Set-up a Donation Option for Support through Distantly 

Ottawa Valley Tourism Association Free Membership