Coronavirus COVID-19 Information Links and Renfrew County and District Health Unit Updates

The Township of Laurentian Valley is continuing to monitor the situation regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with the guidance of government and healthcare professionals across the province and the country.  Throughout this situation, the Township’s goal is to safeguard the continuity of Laurentian Valley services that support the safety and well-being of our residents while ensuring the health and safety of our employees.

In an abundance of caution and to help ensure the continued delivery of critical services to its residents, all Township of Laurentian Valley buildings will be closed to the general public effective immediately for three weeks or until further notice.  Essential visits will be by appointment only.  Meetings with Township staff where appropriate can be setup on a case-by-case basis by phone.

The following events and services are impacted:

  • This service delivery change includes: Township Office; the Operations Department; the Recreation Facilities and the Fire Department.
  • The Township will continue to be available during regular business hours by phone to address questions and concerns of residents.
  • The first instalment due date of your taxes has been extended to April 30, 2020.  Residents are encouraged to utilize online payment options.
  • Documents and payments can also be delivered to the Township by utilizing the secure mail slot to left of the municipal office door or by regular mail.
  • All garbage and recycling collection will continue to be picked up as scheduled.
  • Pet Licences reduced rate will be extended from March 31 to April 30, 2020
  • No Open-Air Burning Permits will be issued
  • To speak to a staff member please call 613-735-6291 or email info@lvtownship.ca  between 8:30 am and 4 pm Monday to Friday.
  • The Township of Laurentian Valley will provide any further updates on Township services as they become available: online at www.lvtownship.ca; on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lvtownship.ca/at Township of Laurentian Valley.
  • The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for April 21, 2020.  Any special or emergency meetings will be called by Mayor Bennett as necessary.

To keep yourself informed on the most-up-to date information on COVID-19 you should regularly monitor the Renfrew County and District Health Unit website.  A copy of the News Release issued on March 13, 2020, by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit is also attached for conveninence however we strongly recommend that you check the Health Unit website regularly for the most up-to-date information at www.rcdhu.com and check the News posted on their website found https://www.rcdhu.com/news/

To further assist you in locating reliable informationm the following provides some links to information from the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please ensure that you are checking credible sources for the best information.

Government of Canada COVID-19 Affected Areas Listhttps://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/covid-19-affected-areas-list.html

Ministry of Health Corona Virus Informationhttps://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Public Health Agency of Canada Coronavirus Information:  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Please contact Renfrew County and District Health Unit at 613-735-8654, extension 555, if you have any questions.

Additional Links

The following video provides a general explanation of a coronavirus: Dr. Peter Lin: Corona Virus  Please note this is provided as general information only to assist with some basic understanding.  You should check the Health Unit website for the most current information on COVID-19.

The Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre

The Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre  is a new pandemic healthcare service to reduce the demand on Emergency Departments and provide Renfrew County residents, who do not have a family physician or cannot access their family physician, with the appropriate level of care when they have any health concern (including concerns related to COVID-19). Visit for more information: www.rcvtac.ca or call 1-844-727-6404 and have your OHIP card ready.

Residents are encouraged to follow the guidance and protocols of our local experts in Public Health. The Township is taking actions to help protect the health of our community and prevent the spread of the virus.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please monitor this page for updates.