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Media Release 7 - COVID-19 Information Update

Posted on Friday March 27, 2020


Media Release 7 

March 27, 2020, Lansdowne, ON The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands reminds travelers to self isolate.  COVID-19 assessment centre opens at Memorial Centre in Brockville. Updates regarding Township services. 

Mayor Corinna Smith-Gatcke states “It has been brought to our attention that there have been situations where returning travelers have not been adhering to the requirement for self isolation.  This behavior poses a threat to our residents, local businesses and their staff.  These businesses have remained open to serve our residents through this challenging time.  I urge people that are required to be self isolating to remain at home and respect the health and safety of our community.”

A number of Township services have been impacted by COVID-19. The following is a list of updates for our resident’s information:

·       A COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now open at the Brockville Memorial Centre located at 100 Magedoma Boulevard.  The assessment centre will operate from 11:00am to 6:00pm 7 days/week

·       Waste sites remain open regular hours.  If you have been out of the country and are required to be self isolating  PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE WASTE SITES.

·       A county wide fire ban is in effect for all open air burning.  Barbecues with a shut off valve are exempt from the ban. Please ensure your free burn permit is up to date to receive any updates regarding this status.

·       The Library continues to offer Curbside pick-up and drop off of books

·       The Library branches and Township Office are WIFI hotspots. Please remain in your vehicle to ensure physical distance.

·       The Township Office is closed to the public; staff remain available to assist residents by phone and email.

·       Check the Township website regularly for updates regarding Township services

Mayor Corinna also notes “If you are sick and require medical assistance from first responders please be honest when asked screening questions by dispatch.  This will ensure first responders are safe and prepared.”


The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands Emergency Control Group will continue to meet regularly to review and update information regarding COVID-19. The Township remains committed to monitoring the ongoing situation and will update the public accordingly. 

If you are experiencing any symptoms, please make use of the Ontario Self-Assessment Tool, telephone 1-866-797-0000, or contact the local public health unit. 

For more information, contact: 

Kimberly Westgate, Community Emergency Management Coordinator

Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands

613-659-2415 ext. 231


Kim Goodman, Public Information Officer &

Director of Community and Business Services

Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands

613-659-2415 ext. 207


Corinna Smith-Gatcke, Mayor

Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands



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