2021-02-09 News Release - Resumption of Services COVID-19

Whitewater Region, Ontario – February 9, 2021

With the Province’s announcement that the stay-at-home order will end at midnight in the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, the Township’s Emergency Control Group, which includes Mayor Moore, Councillor Nicholson, CAO Tremblay and senior staff met earlier today. The following now applies:
➢ The Municipal Office at 44 Main Street in Cobden will be open to the public effective Wednesday, February 10. Hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In observance of Family Day, the office will be closed on Monday, February 15. Online payments are encouraged, and Pre-authorized Payment Plans are available for tax, water, and sewer bills.
➢ Council will meet in Council Chambers for its next regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 17 at 4:45 p.m. Due to gathering and occupancy limits, the meeting will be closed to the public. However, the meeting will be broadcasted on the Township’s YouTube page.
➢ The Fire department will resume in person training in the coming weeks. Fire permits can be renewed online. For those without internet access, call the municipal office to renew.
➢ The Cobden Astrolabe Arena will resume operations beginning Friday with ice users being contacted to confirm bookings. Free public skating will occur on the following dates and times, allowing the first 25 individuals admitted on a first come, first serve basis. Please pre-screen and do not attend if exhibiting symptoms.
 - Friday, February 12, 2-3 p.m.
 - Monday, February 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
➢ Members of the public must pre-screen, sign in, and wear masks when visiting municipal facilities. Physical distancing must be respected.
➢ The Cobden and Foresters Falls Library branches will be moving to in-person visits starting Tuesday, February 16. The Beachburg branch will remain with curbside service only.

Mayor Moore stated, “Continue following safe physical distancing and masking. Please support local businesses when you can.”

Residents are directed to the Renfrew County & District Health Unit for information and additional guidance on COVID-19. Please refer to instructions on how to protect yourself and your family. https://www.rcdhu.com/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-2/