Guidance and Protocols for Slowing the Spread of COVID-19

The Township of Montague and the Emergency Management Team continues to work closely with the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit and community partners to monitor the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and respond appropriately.

Residents are encouraged to follow the guidance and protocols of our local experts in Public Health. While the virus is not currently circulating locally, we are prepared to respond accordingly to help protect the health of our community. Please continue to monitor our website for updates.

How to protect yourself

Residents are reminded to continue to follow basic but important preventative steps to avoid the spread of illness, including COVID-19:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • avoid contact with people who are sick
  • stay home if you are sick

Symptoms and treatment

Symptoms range from mild (like the flu and other common respiratory infections), to severe and can include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing

Complications from the 2019 novel coronavirus can include serious conditions, like pneumonia or kidney failure, and in some cases, death.

There are no specific treatments for coronaviruses, and there is no vaccine that protects against coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illnesses will recover on their own.

You should:

  • drink plenty of fluids
  • get rest and sleep as much as possible
  • try a humidifier or a hot shower to help with a sore throat or cough

For more information on COVID-19, contact Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853

For the latest information about the virus please visit:
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Heath Unit website

Ministry of Health website

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Township of Montague

6547 Roger Stevens Drive
P.O. Box 755
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4W6

Phone: 613‑283‑7478

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.