Media Release: Smiths Falls closes municipal facilities as province moves into Step Two

Jan. 5, 2022

Smiths Falls closes municipal facilities as province moves into Step Two

On Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, the province of Ontario announced that in response to a steep increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, the province would temporarily move to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen.

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, the provincial government will implement a series of measures which will impact municipal services and facilities in Smiths Falls. These measures will remain in place for at least 21 days, subject to trends in public health and other indicators.

Effective Jan. 5, 2022, the Town of Smiths Falls will be closing the following facilities:

The Smiths Falls Public Library will continue to operate and provide services at 50 per cent capacity.

Services for pre-school children who are not registered in school will continue to be available at the Smiths Falls Child Development Centre. Those who require Targeted Emergency Child Care (for school age only) may contact lclarke@lanarkcounty.ca.

During this period of restrictions on indoor activities, the Town encourages residents to go outside and stay active using municipal trails and parks.

Staff are working on creating ice in the outdoor rink and are working with Public Health to confirm the rules of use. Further information will be made available to the public as it becomes available.

The Smiths Falls Town Hall closed on Dec. 24 and will remain closed until further notice. Residents and businesses are encouraged to contact staff via email or phone, and to arrange payment or drop-offs in advance. A full directory of municipal staff can be found at www.smithsfalls.ca/get-in-touch/

Residents are encouraged to continue to use online payments when possible. Residents can register for e-Bill payment through the Town of Smiths Falls website, www.smithsfalls.ca; online payments can be made via credit card, PayPal, or through online financial institutions. Garbage tags may be purchased at Your Independent Grocer in Smiths Falls.

For additional information about COVID-19 please contact the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 or visit their website at www.healthunit.org/coronavirus.

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For further information, please contact:

Rick Chesebrough
Community Emergency Management Coordinator
Town of Smiths Falls
77 Beckwith St N, Box 695
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 2B8
613-283-5869 ext. 1
rchesebrough@smithsfalls.ca