COVID-19

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.

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.

What the Township is doing in response to COVID-19

The Township of North Kawartha is taking actions to help protect the health of our Community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates will be provided as new information is available. The Municipal Office is currently open to the public.

Face coverings/masks must be worn (in accordance with Peterborough Public Health directives) when entering opened Municipal Buildings, and use the hand-sanitizer provided at the entrances. Please review the screening poster upon entering, and do not attend any opened Municipal Buildings if you are sick or have any symptoms.

To ensure public safety, and be in compliance with Peterborough Public Health recommendations and Provincial Government orders that came into effect at 12:01 am on Saturday, April 03, 2021 (amended April 08th and April 17th), the Township must continue to keep closed the North KawarthaWilson Park, and Glen Alda Community Centres, which means indoor programs and/or services at the Community Centres are currently suspended. This includes the Fitness Centre, the NKCC ice surface, and all other programming.

Ontario’s Stay-at Home order which ended on June 2nd, allows for non-essential travel to resume, but all other public health and workplace measures will remain in place even as Ontario enters Step One of the Roadmap to Re-open, on June 11th. We have re-opened as many of our outdoor facilities as may be allowed, while being in compliance with all regulations and restrictions required under the Provincial re-opening plan and the provincial government announcement of May 20th which amended O. Reg 82/20. As of May 22nd, re-opened outdoor recreation amenities include the tennis & pickleball courts and sports field at Wilson Park. These are in addition to the playgrounds at the Wilson Park and Glen Alda Community Centres, and the boat launches that were already open. The public beaches at Chandos and Quarry Bay re-opened (with restrictions) on June 4th.

As Garbage and Recycling Collection is deemed an essential service, the Anstruther and Haultain Transfer Stations schedules are not affected by the new regulations, and will maintain regular hours. When exiting your vehicle at our Transfer Stations you are requested to wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing of 2 metres (six feet), to help protect the health of our Transfer Station attendants, as well as others. Curbside Collection will continue as per the normal schedule. To support physical distancing, residents are encouraged to use Curbside Collection.

Please see our Township Public Notices (found below) for details.

Township Public Notices
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

Vaccination Information
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 www.OntarioParks.com 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.

Library 

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, d.everson@northkawartha.ca or the Accounting Assistant at 705-656-4445 ext. 235, m.sykes@northkawartha.ca.
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
northkawarthafoodbank@gmail.com or 705-656-3820 Tuesday 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
apsley@commcareptbo.org
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 further 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
 Community Care Response to Sayer Food Town Fire (Please expand for further information)

The Economic Development Co-operative of North Kawartha (EDCNK) met virtually with the Sayers family, the Mayor, Township CAO and various community leaders on Sunday Dec 6, 2020 to begin formulating a community response and action plan to deal with the loss of Sayers Foods, Apsley and North Kawartha’s only grocery store.  The immediate outpouring of support from so many has been overwhelming and humbling. 

A task force has been created to mobilize volunteers and donations and is gathering information on next steps.  Stay tuned for updates. 

For residents with immediate food insecurity: please call the North Kawartha Food Bank at: (705) 656-1748 and for any assistance with shopping and/or transportation please call Community Care at (705) 656-4589. 

For further inquiries, please contact North Kawartha’s Economic Development Officer, Chris Challenger at; (705)-656-5152.

On behalf of the Sayers, Apsley and North Kawartha we want to thank everyone for all the offers of assistance and appreciate your patience and understanding as we get organized to respond to this challenge.

For residents with immediate food insecurity: please call the North Kawartha Food Bank at: (705) 656-1748 and for any assistance with shopping and/or transportation please call Community Care at (705) 656-4589.  

For assistance or free transportation (available to all residents) for grocery shopping please call Community Care.

Please view the Community Care release on the North Kawartha Support Services page for details..

For further inquiries, please contact North Kawartha’s Economic Development Officer, Chris Challenger at; (705)-656-5152 c.challenger@northkawartha.ca

Excerpt from the above attached notice from Community Care:
  • The fire at Sayers Food Town in Apsley has left many residents in the Township of North Kawartha, who are without transportation, unable to access food and a supply of regular groceries.
  • Community Care which already offers Meals on Wheels, grocery delivery and transportation support throughout North Kawartha is offering to further subsidize these programs to ensure that all residents who need financial or access help, can get the food supplies they need.

Developments
Community Care’s client services team has been working hard to come up with solutions to aid residents.

Hamilton Bus Lines is donating the gas and driver to provide free bus transportation on Tuesdays and Fridays to Bancroft for residents to purchase their groceries. Pick up spots will be outside the Community Care office in Apsley located at 126 Burleigh Street and North Kawartha Community Centre located at 340 McFadden Rd, starting Friday, December 11th.

“This bus transport is available for all residents at no charge,” said Sarah McCall – Community Care’s Community Development Coordinator in Apsley. “Community Care will coordinate all the scheduling for these drives.”

Community Care’s Caremobile will also be providing transportation every Wednesday for residents at these pick up locations who might require accessible transportation options.

“We will be able to transport people to either Bancroft or Lakefield with the Caremobile, depending on the need,” added McCall.

Volunteer drivers will also be available to accommodate any special requests.

“We will do our best to accommodate any special needs or requests with our volunteer drivers.  For people who live outside Apsley, who need help to get to one of the scheduled bus pick up locations, our volunteer drivers will assist by getting people to town,” said McCall. “They have been reaching out to us, wanting to help,” said McCall.

Shopping buddies are ready to help too.

“If someone needs assistance getting their groceries, we have some volunteers who are ready to assist with this too,” added McCall.

Frozen Meals on Wheels options will be made available for anyone with an immediate need.

“We have frozen meals in our freezer and we can make them available to anyone who needs immediate support,” said McCall.

Community Care will act as the hub to coordinate and schedule these free transportation services and access to meals.
For more information, call Community Care at (705)656-4589 or visit www.commcareptbo.org/BeALifeline.
Community Care Apsley
Community Care: Program and Office Status - April 9, 2020

 

Sayers Foods

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

Public Notice #1 Sayers Foods - Fire - December 7, 2020

For residents with immediate food insecurity: please call the North Kawartha Food Bank at: (705) 656-1748 and for any assistance with shopping and/or transportation please call Community Care at (705) 656-4589.  

For assistance or free transportation (available to all residents) for grocery shopping please call Community Care.

Please view the Community Care release on the North Kawartha Support Services page for details..

For further inquiries, please contact North Kawartha’s Economic Development Officer, Chris Challenger at; (705)-656-5152 c.challenger@northkawartha.ca

The fire at Sayers Food Town in Apsley has left many residents in the Township of North Kawartha, who are without transportation, unable to access food and a supply of regular groceries.

Community Care which already offers Meals on Wheels, grocery delivery and transportation support throughout North Kawartha is offering to further subsidize these programs to ensure that all residents who need financial or access help, can get the food supplies they need.

Please see the resources available at Community Care and the North Kawartha Foodbank

Apsley Home Hardware Building Centre
18 Tucker Street, Apsley, Ontario K0L 1A0
(705) 656-4295
Hours:
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

 

LCBO

3 Burleigh Street, Apsley, ON

Hours:
 
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 LCBO.com

  • 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.Vaccination Information
Business Resources

Ontario Supports Tourism, Culture, Sport and Recreation Organizations; New grant program will help those who are struggling during COVID-19 (March 16, 2021)

Ontario Provides More Than $1 Billion in Support for Small Business; Funding is Helping Eligible Business Owners Affected by the COVID-19 Restrictions

Ontario Launches Education Campaign to Help Workplaces Reopen Safely; A Full suite of resources is available to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (February 19, 2021)

Applications Now Open for Ontario's Small Business Support Grant; Province Providing up to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses Impacted by Provincewide Shutdown (January 15, 2021)

Ontario Building on Supports for Employers During COVID-19; New Ontario Small Business Support Grant to Provide up to to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses (December 21, 2020)

Provincewide Shutdown; Learn about the time-limited restrictions and public health and workplace safety measures during provincewide shutdown.  The provicewide shutdown is in effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

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

What to Expect as Businesses Reopen in Step 1: Peterborough Public Health Issues Instructions for COVID-19 Measures for All Workplaces; Residents Encouraged to Dine with Household Members Only (June 10, 2021)

Provincial Shutdown Measures Continue as Stay-at-Home Order Expires; Indoor and Outdoor Gathering Limits Still Apply (June 3, 2021)

Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine for youth ages 12 to 17 (May 28, 2021 Peterborough Public Health Release)

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands to Residents 18 Years and Older; Vaccine Appointments Now Booking into June (Peterborough Public Health News Release May 18, 2021)

Media release, April 19, 2021: COVID-19 Hotline Services Suspended at Peterborough Public Health; Staff redeployed to case management and contact tracing teams to support local COVID-19 outbreak surge

Media release, April 8, 2021: Mayor and Warden United on Need for More Vaccines

Three COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Locations Planned In Peterborough County During April; Clinics Taking Place in Apsley, Buckhorn and Millbrook (Peterborough Public Health Media Release, April 7, 2021)

Residents Born in 1951 or Before Can Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Starting Today (April 1, 2021)

Want to Be Notified When You Become Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine?; Peterborough Public Health Launches "Notify Me" Campaign (March 29, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccine & You - Round 2: A Live-Streamed Presentation by Dr. Salvaterra on March 18; Free Online Presentation on the Latest Vaccines Approved (March 9, 2021)

Peterborough Region Moving into Red-CONTROL Level to Control Spread of COVID-19 (Media Release date March 5, 2021)

Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan

Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Guidance for ice fishing and snowmobiling during COVID-19

Dr. Salvaterra's January 15 presentation COVID-19 Vaccines & You

Peterborough Public Health Re-activates Emergency Response for COVID-19; Essential Public Health Programs Continue; Other Services Reduced or Suspended (January 21, 2021)

Using Your Seasonal Residence During COVID-19

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

Ministry of Health - https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus?amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;qid=95944921

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: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Ministry of Health - https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus?amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;qid=95944921

Health Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html?amp%3Bamp%3Bamp%3Bamp%3Bqid=96637021

To learn how to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus visit  -  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/reduce-spread-covid-19-wash-your-hands.html

Ontario Energy Board (Hydro)

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

EmergencyTimeofUsePrciesfor Hydro Chart

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