Judy, 78, and her husband Reg were on a cruise in March and due to a growing number of ill passengers, the ship was quarantined and not able to dock. When they were finally able to get back to Canada, Judy tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to RVH’s Respiratory unit.
Elementary schools throughout the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board normally host Kindergarten orientation evenings in the spring and of course this year parents will not be able to visit schools.
This very difficult decision was made after careful consideration of COVID-19
information currently available from various government agencies. The Board of
Directors unanimously decided that the health and safety of our volunteers,
vendors, visitors and the community in general is our primary concern.
A local manufacturer has re-tooled and is now producing 2,000 face masks per day in an effort to provide help to those dealing with Covid-19 in the community, and will be ramping up to produce even more come June.
the Ontario government has announced the opening of a child care centre in Barrie to help care for the children of healthcare heroes at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, local long term care homes and other frontline workers
The #ShowRVHLove Online Auction will feature many fun, unique, entertaining and educational virtual experiences and items donated by local businesses and community leaders that can be enjoyed safely from home.
New parking initiative supports curbside pick-up during COVID-19 - The City of Orillia has launched a new Shop Local parking initiative to assist both businesses and customers carry out curbside pick-up starting today.
Each and every member of the GBGH team is working tirelessly on the frontlines of this pandemic, showing up with a smile and going above and beyond to ensure that our hospital is safe, clean and prepared for whatever this pandemic throws our way.