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COVID-19: Here's what's cancelled or closed in Orillia and area

COVID-19: Here's what's cancelled or closed in Orillia and area

A running list of cancellation notices related to COVID-19
Orillia's COVID-19 assessment clinic sees 85 people in opening 4 hours

Orillia's COVID-19 assessment clinic sees 85 people in opening 4 hours

About 90 per cent of visitors did not require further testing
COVID-19 confirmed cause of death in RVH case

COVID-19 confirmed cause of death in RVH case

The man died March 11, and a post-mortem test confirmed COVID-19 on March 17. Today a coroner's report confirmed the virus was the cause of death
Closed library, museum get creative to deliver online programs

Closed library, museum get creative to deliver online programs

'We will do our best to connect with you virtually, the way we usually connect with you, face-to-face,' says library official
Service Ontario Orillia to close for two weeks

Service Ontario Orillia to close for two weeks

This move comes after the provincial government announced extensions on licence renewals
Local man's fundraiser will assist those who have lost jobs due to pandemic

Local man's fundraiser will assist those who have lost jobs due to pandemic

Brant Mawdsley raising money for Salvation Army to be distributed to residents in need; 'As Canadians and members of the community, we need to help each other out'
What is the benefit of a municipality declaring an emergency?

What is the benefit of a municipality declaring an emergency?

County of Simcoe and Tiny Township have declared emergencies; 'There were some concerns that members of the community were not really taking this seriously'
Local companies volunteer to get groceries to those in need

Local companies volunteer to get groceries to those in need

Ricks Driving School, RE/MAX Orillia step up to help seniors, vulnerable residents during pandemic; 'Everyone's in this together'
UPDATE: 17 presumptive COVID-19 cases in Simcoe-Muskoka region, says health unit

UPDATE: 17 presumptive COVID-19 cases in Simcoe-Muskoka region, says health unit

The province is reporting 43 confirmed positive cases in Ontario this morning and 21 of them do not include location
COVID-19 assessment centre opening at OSMH today

COVID-19 assessment centre opening at OSMH today

Drive-through clinic opens at 11 a.m. this morning; Officials stress that people should use self-assessment tool first