Gravenhurst Community COVID-19 Update - June 5, 2020

Posted On Friday June 05, 2020

NEWS RELEASE

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR JUNE 5TH, 2020

 Gravenhurst, ON – On June 2, the Province of Ontario’s Declaration of Emergency was extended to June 30th. As the global pandemic continues, the safety of residents, visitors, staff and the local healthcare system remains top priority for the Town of Gravenhurst.

All Town public buildings, including the Municipal Office, Centennial Centre, Gravenhurst Public Library and the Gravenhurst Opera House, remain closed to public access. The Gravenhurst Public Library has re-opened their “book drop” this week for returns of checked-out items and will begin curbside “touchless hold pickup” on June 10th. Simply place items on hold with your library cards and pick them up when they are ready. Visit www.gravenhurstlibrary.com for more information. 

The Town continues to take tentative steps to safely re-opening and will provide further details at the upcoming electronic Council and Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 16th at 3:00 p.m.  A full agenda will be published next week.

Residents and visitors to Gravenhurst must continue to follow the guidelines set out by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to stop the spread of COVID-19: 

-   Take the self-assessment test - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

-   Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer

-   Sneeze and cough into your sleeve

-   Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

-   Avoid contact with people who are sick

-   Stay home if you are symptomatic or are required to be self-isolating

-   Practice physical distancing, this means staying at least 2 metres away from anyone outside your household

-   Wear a non-medical mask when physical distancing is not possible

-   Contact a Muskoka COVID-19 Assessment Centre to book a COVID-19 testing appointment

Visitors and residents are asked to follow existing guidelines that restrict gatherings to five people or less and to remember to supervise children and animals when sharing public spaces and accommodations. While some Town amenities have re-opened, including four (unsupervised) public beaches, public trails, the Muskoka Bay Park Tennis Courts, Muskoka Wharf Marina/public docks, Youth Skate Park and Staff Sergeant Larry Bigley K-9 Park, others remain closed at this time under Provincial Order. Please observe and obey posted signage at Town amenities that remain closed.

For further resources and the latest information on COVID-19, please visit www.smdhu.org/covid19 or www.gravenhurst.ca/covid19.

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For further information, please contact:

Jason Harnett

Communication Specialist

705-795-5257

Jason.harnett@gravenhurst.ca

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