The Provincial and Federal Governments have taken several steps to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. The Town of Perth is following all directives issued provincially and federally to proactively limit the spread of the virus within our community.
A list of Municipals Updates can be found HERE
Town Facility Closures
Town Hall, Fire Hall and all Indoor Recreational town facilities will be restricted to employees only, until further notice.
The Perth and District Union Library is closed but is now offering curbside pickup.
Due to the order passed on 19 May, 2020 by the Province of Ontario, the following recreation amenities in Perth are now OPEN for public use:
- picnic sites and shelters
- baseball diamonds
- soccer fields
- tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts
- skateboard parks.
Social Distancing guidelines must be followed when using these facilities, unless you are part of the same household. Organised games on the baseball and soccer fields are not permitted. For additional information see this set of Q and A from the Health Unit.
Green spaces in parks, trails, ravines and conservation areas that aren’t otherwise closed would remain open for walkthrough access, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others.”
These recreation amenities are still CLOSED:
- All outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment
- All outdoor pools, whirlpools and spas, splash pads, spray pads, wading pools and water slides.
- All communal facilities intended to be used by persons using outdoor sports amenities Eg. changerooms
- All portions of park and recreational areas containing outdoor fitness equipment.
Town of Perth provides relief of penalties on water and property taxes.
Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation Support
*NEW* Regional Relief and Recovery Fund *NEW*
The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provides financial contributions (interest-free loans) to help support fixed operating costs of SMEs, where business revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to provide targeted assistance to the small towns and communities they serve, CFDCs will focus on assisting “main street” businesses, such as retail shops, restaurants, corner stores, and businesses of strategic importance to their communities, with loans up to $40,000 (with 25% being forgivable). Businesses in Lanark County and North Leeds may apply through Valley Heartland.
For more information see the following link:
Lanark County OPP Tips for Businesses Closing
Province of Ontario Official Summary of Federal and Provincial Support Programs for Individuals and Businesses Up to Date as of May 19th at 4:30 pm