Att: Struggling business owners - support is available.  Recent and evolving changes to Provincial and Federal government programs may help mitigate the economic repercussions of COVID-19.  For a list of grant and loan programs including eligibility details and links to applications visit our most recent newsletter  January 8, 2021

 COVID 19 Timeline

April 7, 2021 - Ontario enacts a Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order effective April 8, 2021 at 12:01 am.  This order requires everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes. For more information on how this effects Municipal facilities and services please visit the municipal Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order April 7 - Impact on Municipal Facilities and Services webpage.

March 22, 2021 - The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) is in the Red – Control zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework. This Framework and O Reg 217/21 amending O Reg 263/20 (rules for areas in stage 2 – red) detail what public health precautions must be taken, including what types of businesses/organizations can open and operate and related public health measures. 

March 19, 2021 - The Section 22 Order for Carleton Place, Beckwith, and Mississippi Mills is rescinded.

March 15, 2021 - The area moves from Green-Prevent to Yellow- Protect of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open COVID-19 Framework

March 5, 2021 - In response to the increase in COVID-19 cases in east Lanark County, Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health at the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit has issued a Class Order pursuant to Section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990. The Class Order is posted on the Health Unit website, along with the most up to date information on COVID-19.

February 16, 2021 - Stay Home Order listed in Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark Health Unit region and moved to the Green-Prevent Zone. The specific requirements for the Green-Prevent Zone of the Framework are outlined in O. Reg. 364/20: RULES FOR AREAS IN STAGE 3.

January 12, 2021 - The Ontario Government announced a Provincial State of Emergency along with a Provincial Stay at Home Order to commence at 12:01AM January 14th for a period of four weeks. In accordance with the order some Municipal Services will be impacted. Staff remain available via email and telephone. Impacts on Municipal Services

January 7, 2021 - The Ontario government has extended online teacher-led learning until January 25, 2021 for elementary school students in the Southern Ontario public health unit regions including Mississippi Mills. For more information on the extension please click on the link above.

December 21, 2020  - At a press conference this afternoon, Premier of Ontario Doug Ford announced further Covid-19 restrictions that will come into effect December 26th and will last for 28 days. Our Municipality is considered Southern Ontario for the purpose of these orders.

December 22, 2020 - Impact of Mississippi Mills Municipal Facilities and Services during Provincial Shutdown

We remind the public to watch for information and take direction from our local Health Unit – Leeds, Grenville, Lanark & District.

All levels of government in Canada are working together to ensure the health and safety of our communities. Visit our News and Public Notices for regular updates.

For an updated list of available resources that are available to our community visit our Directory of Covid-19 Resources.

Please Note: Our Municipal facilities are currently closed but staff remain available by phone or email.

 Please click on the links below for more information:

 Updates from The Office of the Mayor related to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Message from the Mayor 

These are extraordinary times. Changes are coming quickly and in a way no one has ever experienced. This creates uncertainty for everyone. I want you to know that we are here to walk this road with you. We will use this page to share up to date information, resources and support programs including those from Lanark County, and both the Provincial and Federal Governments.

Be safe and be well.

Mayor Lowry

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - Provincial Wide Shutdown
Friday July 31, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
 Municipal Updates related to Covid-19 Pandemic
January 13, 2021 - Stay at Home Order Impact on Municipal Services
December 22, 2020 - Impact on Municipal Services during Provincial Shutdown
Operating a Special Event During Stage 3
Mississippi Mills Public Library Re-opening Plan Update
Preparations for re-opening Personal Service Settings
Mississippi Mills Public Library Computer Labs Re-opening
Re-opening Food Premises
COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Businesses
Ontario Helping Parents Return to Work
 Social Services Relief Fund - Via Lanark County

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Province of Ontario has provided relief funding to Social Services to help support those most in need. As part of Lanark County's allocation, an emergency rent/ mortgage bank has been set up to assist County residents who are behind in their rent/ mortgage and are at-risk of being evicted or losing their home. If your household income last month is below the maximum Household Income Limits (see chart below) and your current assets (chequing and savings accounts) are less than a total of 2 months' rent/mortgage, you may be eligible for assistance under this program. 

For more information on the program and how to apply please download the application.

 Federal Government Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. 

Information on their programs including the Canadian Emergency Response Benefits for individuals earning less than $1000 a month due to Covid-19 Pandemic visit their website here.

 COVID-19 Information and Resources

As the situation evolves, we will continue to provide updates on this page and our Municipal Facebook page please check in regularly as updates are posted daily. Residents looking for COVID-19 information are encouraged to visit the following sites:

 Information and Support for Mississippi Mills Businesses

The Municipality is thinking about our local business owners and employees during this unprecedented time. Information has been coming quickly and changing daily. We've compiled some updated information and resources we feel may be helpful for you. we are publishing a  newsletter specifically for the business community. These newsletter contain up to date information on government supports as well as partners webinars and programs. Click here to subscribe.

You can view past issues here:

 Friday January 8, 2021
 Tuesday May 19, 2020
 Friday May 1, 2020
 Friday April 24, 2020
 Friday April 17, 2020
 Friday April 3, 2020

We want to stay in touch with our Mississippi Mills Business Community during this challenging time. If you have information to share or questions to ask please reach out. Let's start a conversation about how we'll work together to recover when this is all over and it's safe to return to normal life. 

Tiffany MacLaren 
Community Economic & Cultural Coordinator