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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
Oro-Medonte closes all buildings, cancels programs

Oro-Medonte closes all buildings, cancels programs

Many of cancellations include opportunities for refunds, services will be offered online and by telephone
Severn closes facilities, cancels meeting amid COVID-19 concerns

Severn closes facilities, cancels meeting amid COVID-19 concerns

'We continue to work with our partners to take steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 locally,' says Mayor Mike Burkett
Retail landscape shifting; Mariposa Market closes, Epps goes online

Retail landscape shifting; Mariposa Market closes, Epps goes online

Ellwood Epps moving to virtual sales; 'Every non-essential business should follow suit,' owner says
How do you self-isolate when you don’t have a home?

How do you self-isolate when you don’t have a home?

'We have 14 people who are in shelter. We can’t have them self-isolate when it’s communal living,' says local Lighthouse official
This year's Kiwanis Music Festival will be a virtual event

This year's Kiwanis Music Festival will be a virtual event

Plans are underway to create a virtual event; 'We believe this is the best way to honour the preparation and practice the students and teachers have put in'
OSMH restricting visitor access, nixing elective surgeries

OSMH restricting visitor access, nixing elective surgeries

OSMH is now actively screening all visitors and patients as they enter the hospital
'Business as usual' at Orillia's Legion branch: President

'Business as usual' at Orillia's Legion branch: President

'We have our own rules, but we will definitely follow whatever the health department says,' says Legion president, adding branch is open to members, public
An important notice from Orillia's family physicians

An important notice from Orillia's family physicians

Doctors will not be booking routine appointments and current appointments may be cancelled; Changes are in place until further notice
No new COVID-19 cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka this morning

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka this morning

There were 32 more positive test results in Ontario since yesterday at 5:30 p.m.