The City continues to put increased measures in place to protect drivers and riders during this time. Free transit allows riders to board the bus from the back doors, which limits the contact between riders and drivers.
These are incredibly tough decisions that we are being forced to make during unprecedented times,” says Michael Prowse, CAO. “I have a great amount of respect for our staff and the jobs they do each day.
As the number of COVID-related cases in our region increases, the County of Simcoe is reaching out to residents to reinforce the importance of following physical distancing measures and general public health guidelines.
The City of Orillia passed an emergency bylaw at a special meeting on April 15th which will allow them to enforce the regulations put into place by the city's emergency management committee to help stop community spread.
Lakehead University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) have collected hundreds of boxes of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care providers in Thunder Bay, throughout Northern Ontario, and Orillia – to help alleviate a shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
Many local businesses found themselves scrambling right before March Break due to Covid-19, Lisa had a chance to speak with Jillian Sargeant from Wildlife Fitness about how that company adapted and found new ways to engage their clients.
The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has set up an Urgent Animal Care Fund with other SPCAs and humane societies in Ontario to help animal organizations in the province continue to care for animals and support pet owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Orillia has formed an Economic Recovery Task Force to work with local businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic and to plan and develop measures to help the local economy recover moving forward.
To those seasonal residents who have already returned to Simcoe County such as snowbirds returning from the south, please act responsibly to protect your community by physically distancing, practicing proper hygiene, and self-isolating as required.
The City of Orillia continues to implement new restrictions in order to force residents to follow the rules of physical distancing in the midst of COVID-19. All local events or gatherings up to May 31, 2020 must be postponed or cancelled.