Local services that are available to people self-isolating/affected by COVID-19

Below is a list of local businesses and agencies that are still providing services to meet your needs during the ongoing pandemic. This page will be updated as changes are made in the community.

Local Businesses


  • Click here to view a list of restaurants that offer takeout. This list was last updated on March 20th, 2020 and is subject to change without notice, so please call ahead to confirm hours and options.
  • This week’s Highlander also has a list of businesses’ that are still open; including restaurants. Click here to view.

Haliburton Foodland

Haliburton Foodland has changed their hours to 8:00am – 8:00pm every day. Haliburton Foodland has implemented one hour in the morning to seniors; from 7:00am – 8:00am.

Haliburton Foodland has teamed up with Rotary Club of Haliburton to offer grocery deliveries. Contact Haliburton Foodland Monday – Friday between by calling 705-457-2242 or email anytime fld6447haliburton@sobeys.com to place your order. The orders will be delivered the same day; orders will leave the store at 1:00pm and 4:00pm daily Monday – Friday.

Good Food Box

The Good Food Box program is continuing. After discussions with the Health Unit, the program will be packing Thursdays’ in the A.J. LaRue Arena parking lot.

Todd’s Independent Grocer

Independent has changed their hours to 7:00am – 8:00pm every day. Independent has implemented one hour in the morning to seniors or anyone that feels they are at higher risk from 7:00am – 8:00am.

Independent is continuing to offer online ordering. Go to https://www.yourindependentgrocer.ca/ to place your order.

Independent has also installed a hand wash station inside the main doors, and marked lines 6 ft. apart at the cash register lines to encourage social distancing while checking out.

Eagle Lake Country Market

The Eagle Lake Country Market remains open. It is mandatory that you use the hand wash sink and put on a pair of gloves that are provided.

West Guilford Shopping Centre

The West Guilford Shopping Centre remains open. There is a disinfection station set up at the front of the store.

Local Agencies

SIRCH Community Services

SIRCH has a simple way you can have an immediate impact on those who need help in Haliburton County during the COVID-19 crisis. Up until now, SIRCH has been preparing 400 meals/month and distributing them free through food banksOntario Works and other organizations in Haliburton County.

During the pandemic and until our community is back on its feet, SIRCH’s goal is to increase the number of prepared meals from 400 to 1,400 meals each month.

It costs SIRCH about $4 to make one healthy meal. Each comes with heating instructions and a nutritional label. Some meals are suitable for diabetics or others with special diets. Local produce is used whenever possible and groceries are purchased locally.

With your help, SIRCH can meet the COVID-19 challenge: $5,600 per month for 6 months is needed.

Donate what you can:

  • Visa or MasterCard – give monthly or one-time. Call in with your card at 705-457-1742 or donate online at www.sirch.on.ca/donate
  • Via e-transfer to stacy_mclean@sirch.on.ca – send password in a separate email
  • By cheque, which can be mailed to SIRCH Community Services, Box 687, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0

Heat Bank Haliburton County

Emergency firewood is still being delivered, however, recipients are asked to remain inside their home while volunteers unload the wood. Email heatbankhc@gmail.com or call 705-306-0565. Visit the Heat Bank website www.heatbankhc.ca.

If you know of a business or agency that should be added to this list, please send an email to asisson@dysartetal.ca so we can keep this list updated.

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The Municipality of Dysart et al is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will provide information and updates as they become available. For more information please visit our home page and blog posts.