COVID-19

 

Help Flatten the Curve! - Practice Good Hand Hygiene and Wear a Mask

 

UPDATE: All Town facilities are now open to in-person transactions. Visitors will be required to self screen prior to entering facility, sanitize and physically distance. We strongly encourage the continued use of facial coverings, however this is now voluntary and at your discretion. Please be respectful of others.   

 

Active Screening for Contractors is still required: 

 

COVID-19 Contractor or Visitor Screening Questionnaire and Release of Liability Declaration

 

 VACCINATION CLINIC INFORMATION

COVID 19 VACCINE AND IMMUNIZATION

Appointments are available throughout Simcoe- Muskoka

 GET VACCINATED NOW!

 or Call 1-877-721-7520, 1-833-943-3900

BOOSTER VACCINATIONS

 

Participating Pharmacies providing vaccinations locally [More Information]
  
 ASSESSMENT CENTRES IN MUSKOKA/ SELF ASSESSMENT
Asymptomatic Testing Only Location: Gravenhurst, Ontario (Shoppers Drug Mart, 511 Muskoka RD. S)
(Service for residents who do not have any symptoms, and no reason to believe they may have COVID-19.)
  • (Mon-Sun)
  • By Appointment Only Please
  • Call (705) 705-687-2838 for pre-screening
There is (one) COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Muskoka:
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge 75 Ann Street)
COVID-19 testing by appointment only Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling
1-888-383-7009.  Detailed information is posted on the MAHC website at www.mahc.ca/COVID-19Testing/, including driving directions and parking instructions for the assessment centre.  

 

COVID-19 COMMUNITY RELIEF FUND

The COVID-19 Financial Assistance Fund was established to assist Community Agencies and Service Clubs in Gravenhurst. 

To apply for this emergency assistance fund, please complete this Online Form and submit the appropriate documentation to our Review Panel.

For further information, please contact: Shawna Patterson (705) 687-6774 Ext. 2129

CURRENT ADVISORIES
Province of Ontario
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

The most current updates and announcements from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

 District of Muskoka

(Visit the District of Muskoka COVID-19 Page for the most current updates) 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT POLICIES
CONTRACTORS SCREENING AND DECLARATION FORM

COVID-19 Contractor Screening Questionnaire  (Web form)

COVID-19 Contractor Screening Questionnaire (PDF Download) 

 

ENFORCEMENT - PROVINCIAL ADVISORIES

  Concerns of violation of the Provincial Order should be directed to the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

 

For further information about By-law Enforcement in Gravenhurst please contact: Gravenhurst By-law Division or call

705-687-2230 Ext.241  - You can also submit a Online Complaint Form

 FACILITY/AMENITY STATUS
Facility Access - Entry Protocols 
 Gravenhurst Town Office
 Now open for in-person transactions. Passive screening at entrance. 
 Gravenhurst Centennial Centre

Now open for in-person transactions, regular capacity. Passive screening at entrance. 

Gravenhurst Opera House
Open for regular performances, full capacity. Passive screening at entrance. 
 Gravenhurst Library
 Open for in-person transactions, regular capacity. Passive screening at entrance. 

 

 

Facility/Amenity Status - All OPEN

    • Gravenhurst Municipal Office
    • All Public Works buildings
    • Gravenhurst Cemetery Office, 124 Lofty Pine Rd.
    • Gravenhurst Fire Department
    • Gravenhurst Opera House - February 10, 2022 (Under capacity protocols)
    • Gravenhurst Public Library
    • Gravenhurst YMCA
    • Gravenhurst Centennial Centre - Graeme Murray Arena
    • All municipal public washrooms - (until 3:00PM daily) / Portable Washroom facilities are available after hours.
    • Gravenhurst Baseball Diamonds 
    • Muskoka Wharf Sports Field
    • All municipal beaches 
    • Staff Sergeant Larry Bigley K9 Park (Dog Park)
    • Picnic Pavilions and Shelters
    • Frisbee Golf Course within Gull Lake Rotary Park
    • Gravenhurst Splash Pad - Open June 11, 2021
    • Gull Lake Volleyball Court - Open June 4, 2021
    • All municipal playgrounds
    • Skate Park
    • Tennis Courts
    • Muskoka Wharf Basketball Court
    • Muskoka Wharf Marina (Full services)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER GROUPS
THE MASKETEERS - Masks for Our Community!

We refer to our sewing group as The Masketeers.  We have been sewing masks since early April, and have donated and distributed to all the senior’s homes, long term care, senior’s apartments, takeout servers, Canadian Mental Health workers, Ryde community, Fire, OPP and Medics, Real Estate companies, doctors’ offices, postal workers, G.A.P, delivery people, and many many individuals to wear when they come into town for grocery shopping, etc.

To date we have distributed well over 3,000 masks.  We are constantly offered payment for these however always ask them to Pay It Forward.  It is our intention to supply these masks on a complimentary basis.

Our plan is to provide our entire Town of Gravenhurst with as many masks as possible to ensure we do our very best to stay safe.  

The Masketeers, complimentary masks, handsewn by Gravenhurst sewers.  Please simply Pay It Forward in lieu of any payment for these masks.....Please wear them!

Contact: Barb McCabe    marvbarbmccabe@gmail.com

*Most of our masks are picked up in PineRidge; however, we have a good group of volunteers who will deliver should those requesting masks not have means to be picked up.  

 FOOD BANKS

Salvation Army - 620 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1:00 - 4:30 pm. Food bank remains open, however there is no waiting room area so clients need to call and book appointments so that we see one client at a time. Grocery delivery available (via CAA) for over 60 years or underlying condition. Phone: (705) 687-2131.

 

Gravenhurst Against Poverty continues to take precautions and is open on a take out basis.

Located at 290 Muskoka Road North - Trinity United Church parking lot. 

  • Our Tuesday lunch is offered from 12-1 pm take out only.
  • Our Thursday Supper Club and Fresh food giveaway will also be open.
  • Both are open 4-6 pm, the dinner will be a take dinner. 
BUSINESS SUPPORT RESOURCES

The Economic Development team is available to help in one of the following ways:

  1. Tell us how COVID-19 is impacting your business: COVID-19 Business Impact Assessment: www.gravenhurst.ca/businessimpact 
  2. Need help navigating the programs and resources available? Connect with our Business Support Concierge Service. Let us try and help you. If we don’t have an answer, we’ll try to get one. Call 705-644-2207 or email Jeff.Loney@Gravenhurst.ca
  3. Looking for self-serve information? Take a look at the information below:
What Safety measures and protocols should I follow?

Ontario has a Colour Coded System which outlines protocols and guidelines.

Also available are other industry specific resources: 

 District of Muskoka Support
 Financial Support Resources - District of Muskoka Food Support and Resources - District of Muskoka
 Stop the Spread

 

 TOWN OF GRAVENHURST CONTACT INFORMATION

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