The following page has been provided as a resource regarding COVID-19, and is not designed to be an all-inclusive listing of all available information.  Please see the links for further information.
What the Township is doing in response to COVID-19

North Kawartha fully supports the Federal and Provincial Governments orders and directives and the Public Health authorities recommendations regarding sheltering in place, no non-essential travel, physical distancing and good hygiene.

We are taking actions to help protect the health of our Community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The municipal office is now open to the public, with restrictions.  We encourage customers to continue conducting business through phone or email where possible, or schedule an appointment to visit the office. Please do not attend the office if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms. Masks must be worn and physical distancing is required. Municipal business will continue with municipal staff and Council being available to the public at 705-656-4445 or direct lines or emails by using our Contact Us directory or or by using

Programs and/or services at the Community Centres gradually resumed (with restrictions), beginning September 14th. The Fitness Centre opened September 28th, and the NKCC ice surface on October 2nd. Other programming continues to be implemented using a staggered approach, to ensure public safety and compliance with regulations and directives.  

As Garbage and Recycling Collection is deemed an essential service, the Waste/Transfer Stations will maintain regular hours but will not be accepting Re-Use Depot items until further notice. Curbside Collection will continue as per the normal schedule. To support social distancing, residents are encouraged to use Curbside Collection.

Township Public Notices
Cancellations and Updates

May 27, 2020 Parks Canada Information Bulletin: Limited Visitor Access and Basic Services Resume at Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

May 15, 2020 Suspension of Visitor Services at Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site Continues over the Victoria Day Long Weekend

Please visit and Ontario Park corporate social media channels for the most up to date information

Ontario Parks - Frequently Asked Questions

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce is providing a list of cancellations / closures that include some local businesses and the Township 

COVID-19 Affected Services & Closures

Council and Committee Meetings

March 16, 2020 - Please take notice that the Township of North Kawartha has Council and committee meetings are suspended until further notice.

Public Notice:  March 17 Council Meeting Notice Cancellation

Health Resources - North Kawartha

April, 2020 - Peterborough Family Health Team: Unattached Patients; Access to Care during COVID-19

North Kawartha Health Centre will be suspending all non-vital visits. Call the office at (705) 656-3330 to discuss urgent concerns. Please read the attached Notice regarding prescription renewal.


North Kawartha Public Library closed its branches to the public, effective Saturday, March 14th at 2:00 pm.

Branches reopened Tuesday, September 1st.

Visit the North Kawartha Public Library site for more information. 

How to Make your Tax Payments
  • Tax Payments by cheque can be mailed or placed in our drop box located to the right of our main door. Please indicate if you would like a receipt with your payment and one will be mailed you.
  • Customers may pay their taxes online through online banking or through telebanking. Search under "North Kawartha" in your bank's payee listing to set up your account.  Your account number is the first 15 digits of your Property Roll Number.
  • To accept credit card payments, the Township of North Kawartha uses a secure, third-party company Paymentus 1-844-293-2299. They will charge a 1.75% service fee for each transaction.
  • You can also be set up for preauthorized payments.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Deputy Treasurer at 705-656-4445 ext. 233, or the Accounting Assistant at 705-656-4445 ext. 235,
Accessing Local Resources

Call 2-1-1 or visit the Ontario 211 website for information regarding the full range of community, social, government and health services and programs available in the area, and how to access them.

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce is providing a list of cancellations / closures that include some local businesses and the Township: COVID-19 Affected Services & Closures

North Kawartha Food Bank
135 Burleigh St. PO Box 641 Apsley, Ontario
705-656-3820Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

COVID-19 Call to pre-order or wait at entrance for helpers to prepare orders. Clients will pick up food packages one at a time from table in entrance hallway. 

Apsley Guardian Pharmacy

168 Burleigh St, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
(705) 656-3301

Pharmacist is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9-5 and Thursdays from 9 - 1, Saturday please call for pharmacist availability.

  • Please place phone orders (705-656-3301) for prescriptions and otherwise! We will fill your order,you pay by credit card preferably, knock on the door and then we will place outside (with you present).
  • Please be advised that a 2-3 day notice is needed for Prescription (Ministry of Health is directing a 30 day dispensing supply at this time) orders.
Community Care Apsley
Address: 126 Burleigh St, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
Phone: (705) 656-4589
  • Providing transportation for medical appointments & groceries, grocery pick up & deliver, meals on wheels, personal distress alarms and telephone safety and social visiting
  • Office is open for business, but, closed to the public; all programs are suspended until furhter notice.
Monday 10a.m.–1p.m.
Tuesday 10a.m.–1p.m.
Wednesday 10a.m.–1p.m.
Thursday 10a.m.–1p.m.
Friday 10a.m.–1p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Sayers Foods

Address: 132 Burleigh St, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
Phone: (705) 656-4531


Monday 8:30a.m.–6p.m.
Tuesday 8:30a.m.–6p.m.
Wednesday 8:30a.m.–6p.m.
Thursday 8:30a.m.–6p.m.
Friday 8:30a.m.–7p.m.
Saturday 8:30a.m.–6p.m.
Sunday 10a.m.–4p.m.
  • Deliveries: Free within a 10 minute drive of Apsley, minimum order $75. If 10-30 minutes from Apsley or under $75 there will be a $10 delivery fee which will be donated to the North Kawartha Food Bank. Same day delivery if order is placed in the morning, next day delivery if placed in the afternoon.
  • Curbside Pickup: Free service, no minimum order, Mon-Sat. Most orders filled same day, or if placed in the afternoon they will be filled the next day.  Send orders to or call 705-656-4531. Payment by credit card, etransfer or mobile POS
Apsley Home Hardware Building Centre
18 Tucker Street, Apsley, Ontario K0L 1A0
(705) 656-4295
Monday 7a.m.–4p.m.
Tuesday 7a.m.–4p.m.
Wednesday 7a.m.–4p.m.
Thursday 7a.m.–4p.m.
Friday 7a.m.–4p.m.
Saturday 7a.m.–4p.m.
Sunday Closed



3 Burleigh Street, Apsley, ON

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Wednesday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Thursday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Friday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Saturday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Sunday 11a.m.–6p.m.

COVID-19 information provided on

  • Increased cleaning and sanitization in our stores and warehouses.
  • Managing traffic flow within our stores to avoid crowding and marking points within the stores as guidance for staying recommended distances apart.
  • Plexiglass barriers at cash desks across our retail network.
  • Providing face shields that LCBO retail staff may choose to wear while serving customers to protect their eyes, mouth and nose and to help deter unnecessary touching of the face.
Business Resources

Ontario Taking Further Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19; Province Also Doubling Financial Support for Businesses Affected by Additional Restrictions (November 20, 2020)

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (Revision Update: October 30, 2020)

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (Revision Update: October 5, 2020)

Ontario Supports Small Main Street Businesses with $60 Million in Funding through PPE Grant, new measures will help businesses reopen safer, rehire faster and recover from COVID-19

Peterborough and the Kawarthas Business Recovery Centre Portal

Ontario and Canada Helping Small Businesses Go Digital (June 11, 2020)

Ontario Listing of Essential Workplaces/Questions Impacting your Business

News Release: Ontario Helping Businesses Overcome the Unique Challenges Created by COVID-19 (April 28, 2020)

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Revision Update September 3rd, 2020 - Government Announced Support

Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development

Media Release, April 16, 2020 - New Online Portal Launched to Encourage Business Collaboration

Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
Organization Resources
Ontario Trillium Foundation COVID-19 Resources
Peterborough Public Health

Media Release; COVID-19 Safety Plans Now Required by Multiple Sectors in Yellow-Protect Zone; Public Health Inspectors to Enforce Tighter Public Health Measures (Tuesday, November 24, 2020)

Media Release; Peterborough Region Moving into 'Protect' Level to Control Spread of COVID-19 (Friday, November 20, 2020)

October 3 Provincial Regulations; Replace Local Face Covering Directive - Peterborough Public Health Rescinds Local Directive (October 14, 2020)

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 and School Reopening - Public Health Information for Families

Peterborough Public Health: Information for Owner/Operators: Mandatory Face Coverings

Peterborough Public Health: (COVID-19) - Mandatory Face Coverings

Reporting Complaints
  • For anyone who is wishing to submit a complaint regarding mandatory face coverings about an establishment, public transit service, or commercial transportation service Peterborough Public Health has created a complaints form, which you can access here.
  • Reporting Complaints regarding COVID-19 please view the Peterborough Public Health.

COVID-19 Fall Hunting Season (October 13, 2020)

Media Release: Peterborough Public Health Announces Mandatory Face Coverings in Certain Local Indoor Settings; New Directive Takes Effect August 1 (July 20, 2020)

Media Release: Households can Expand their Social Circles as Peterborough Enters Phase 2 of COVID-19 Recovery; How the number "10" fits into Ontario's Public Health Measures (June 12, 2020)

Novel Cornonavirus (COVID-19) - Testing 

Media Release, June 4, 2020 - COVID-19 Testing Day in Apsley, Monday, June 8, 2020

Media Release, May 12, 2020 - Garage Sales Strongly Discouraged in Peterborough County and City; Safety Tips Provided for Online Sales of Second-hand Items

For details about the current status of COVID-19 in our community, and ways you can protect yourself, visit the Peterborough Public Health website

Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is offering extended hours for COVID-19 screening calls. If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call PPH at 705-743-1000 x401 (Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, or Saturdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm). If you need to call after hours, please call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.  

For more information:

Peterborough Public Health – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
Self-Assessment Tool

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Government of Ontario News Releases
Learn how the Ministry of Health is helping to keep Ontarians safe during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Find out how to protect yourself and how to recognize symptoms.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Keep informed with the Government of Ontario News Releases by accessing Ontario news about the 2019 novel coronavirus

Additional Information

Federation of Canadian Municipalities - COVID-19 Resources for Municipalities

Province of Ontario – The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
A Self Assessment Tool available at:

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Health Canada -

To learn how to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus visit  -

Ontario Energy Board (Hydro)

Ontario Energy Board COVID-19 Update - Time of Use Pricing, March 24, 2020

EmergencyTimeofUsePrciesfor Hydro Chart

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