As COVID-19 pandemic is evolving quickly and updates are emerging daily, we want to assure our residents that the Township is monitoring new information as it becomes available in order to be able to ensure the health and safety of our residents and staff.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Township of Montague will continue to provide essential services, including fire and emergency services, essential road maintenance, regular curbside pickup throughout the Township, bylaw enforcement, building/planning inquiries and certain building permit applications. Residents are encouraged to call in if they require any additional information. We will also be posting and sharing information regarding municipal operations on the Township Facebook page, along with posting news releases regarding any changes in operations on the website.
Our Fire Chief/CEMC Miles Greer is leading regular meetings of the Emergency Operations Centre to discuss matters related to the outbreak, particularly as they relate to day-to-day municipal operations. This is outlined in our Township Emergency Management Plan. We have had three EOC meetings so far, on Monday mornings. Moving forward, the Township will develop a webpage on our site for posting the minutes and updates from the EOC, along with links to local or provincial resources.
We thank all residents who are following the directives from the Medical Officer of Health, and Federal and Provincial Governments to self-isolate when returning from out-of-country travel and monitoring themselves for symptoms for up to 14 days. We thank all residents who continue to self-isolate and practise and promote social distancing measures. We encourage members of the public to continue to follow the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit for up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in our community.
I want to thank frontline health workers, emergency responders and all essential business staff that continue to support our community. I also want to thank all staff of the Township of Montague for their efforts to keep our Township running. These are challenging times for all communities, and I want to encourage all residents to support each other and spread positivity. It is only by working together that we can get through dark times such as this.