UPDATE March 15, 2020: Most Town facilites are closed until April 5, 2020. Details here: https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/town-of-huntsville-to-close-most-facilities-until-april-5-2020/
The Town of Huntsville is working closely with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and other community partners to monitor the global situation and respond accordingly. Following the announcement from the provincial government yesterday that all schools will be closed until April 5 and a March 13 statement from Ontario’s Chief medical officer of health, the Town is taking precautionary measures.
To assist in preventing the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is strongly advising the following to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19:
- Avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada;
- Immediately suspend all large events or public gatherings over 250 people; and
- Maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
In an effort to support the recommendations of Ontario’s chief medical officer, the Town of Huntsville will be temporarily suspending all Town programs and events until April 5, 2020. All refunds will be honoured and Town facilities will remain open. Scheduled rentals of facilities at the Canada Summit Centre with less than 250 attendees will remain available at the discretion of the permit holder. The Town will continue to monitor the recommendations from the chief medical officer of health in regards to future changes.
For a full list of up-to-date information on Town facility closures and cancellations as a result of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit huntsville.ca/covid19.
Regular handwashing, avoiding non-essential travel, avoiding large gatherings, and practicing social distancing are the best defense against spreading illnesses, including COVID-19. For the most up-to-date health information visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website.
The Town, District of Muskoka, and other area municipalities are working together to support residents and communities during Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). For all District of Muskoka and local area municipal program and service impacts visit muskoka.on.ca
Additional Public Health Sources
Public Health Agency of Canada
Risk level for Canadians, current situation, travel advisories
Ontario Ministry of Health
Ontario news, status of cases in Ontario – updated at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily
World Health Organization
Technical documents, questions and answers
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