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Sharing Place Food Centre reopening Wednesday morning

Sharing Place Food Centre reopening Wednesday morning

After closing for two days to prepare for pandemic, 'essential service to our members and the community' is ready to re-open
Family's desire to help during pandemic fits like a glove

Family's desire to help during pandemic fits like a glove

Beth McKean of Hip Chick Design has enlisted her family to help make hand-made cotton gloves, which she is giving out free to anyone who needs them
Essential services continue, but other services stopping: County

Essential services continue, but other services stopping: County

'We are taking critical steps to promote social distancing by closing many of our non-essential services, programs and facilities to the public,' warden says
<b>BREAKING:</b> First Ontario COVID-19 death reported at RVH

BREAKING: First Ontario COVID-19 death reported at RVH

The death of a 77-year-old man marks Ontario's first COVID-19 fatality
City of Orillia municipal facilities closed to public

City of Orillia municipal facilities closed to public

Critical city services, such as water, wastewater, road maintenance, waste collection and fire service, will continue
No new COVID-19 cases reported in region this morning

No new COVID-19 cases reported in region this morning

There was one case reported out of Southlake hospital in Newmarket
City CAO back at city hall day after returning from Cayman Islands

City CAO back at city hall day after returning from Cayman Islands

Mayor says city got approval from top health officials to allow Jackson to return to city hall rather than self-isolate; He believes 'right decision was made'
Bradford woman with COVID-19 had history of travel to Ecuador

Bradford woman with COVID-19 had history of travel to Ecuador

Health unit has issued assurances that there was no contact that might pose the risk of community transmission
Daycare closures leave local staff out of work, parents scrambling

Daycare closures leave local staff out of work, parents scrambling

Orillia Central Preschool, West Ridge Early Education Centre close their doors; 'I'm broken for them,' official says of laid-off staff
Orillia's Zehrs offering exclusive hour of shopping for seniors

Orillia's Zehrs offering exclusive hour of shopping for seniors

'We want to allow our seniors, who are the most vulnerable, to shop in smaller crowds while we deal with COVID-19,' said Orillia store manager