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Here's what you need to know about COVID-19 situation in Orillia

Here's what you need to know about COVID-19 situation in Orillia

Two confirmed cases reported in Orillia; State of emergency has been declared to 'demonstrate how necessary meaningful action by everyone is'
Sharing Place to start taking delivery orders Monday

Sharing Place to start taking delivery orders Monday

More than 50 people showed up during the one day the agency opened this week; lineups led officials to move to delivery service
Ontario reports 59 more COVID-19 cases, but behind local health unit reporting

Ontario reports 59 more COVID-19 cases, but behind local health unit reporting

The province is now reporting 377 confirmed cases, however test results can take two to seven days to come back
What does declaration of emergency mean for Orillia?

What does declaration of emergency mean for Orillia?

Declaration transfers authority from council to emergency management committee; 'My job and our job as council is to protect the citizens of this city,' says mayor
Local MP working hard to bring Canadians home

Local MP working hard to bring Canadians home

'There are now closed borders, airlines cutting back flights and restrictions on airspace... There will be many over the next month who will be stuck'
<b>BREAKING NEWS:</b> Orillia officially declares state of emergency

BREAKING NEWS: Orillia officially declares state of emergency

'Declaring a state of emergency is not done to incite panic, but to demonstrate how necessary meaningful action by everyone is,' says mayor
We salute Orillia's 'soldiers' in the battle against COVID-19 <b>(6 photos)</b>

We salute Orillia's 'soldiers' in the battle against COVID-19 (6 photos)

Front-line workers are the 'heart and soul' of OSMH and they, like other emergency personnel, are working hard to 'ensure the community's safety'
Council OKs several measures to help residents during pandemic

Council OKs several measures to help residents during pandemic

Penalty for not paying taxes, water, and waster water bills will be waived, transit and parking will be free and $100,000 fund created to help local front-line agencies
<b>BREAKING NEWS:</b> Orillia on brink of declaring a state of emergency

BREAKING NEWS: Orillia on brink of declaring a state of emergency

Fire Chief Brent Thomas says when 'looked at through the lens of what’s best for citizens of this community, sooner than later' is preferred
Township of Ramara announces further closures and cancellations

Township of Ramara announces further closures and cancellations

Building inspections are suspended and all meetings but Council are cancelled. Monday's city council meeting is planned for 11 a.m.