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COVID-19 Local News

Sharing Place closing briefly so it's prepared 'for the long haul'

Sharing Place closing briefly so it's prepared 'for the long haul'

Food bank will not be open Monday as officials re-visit procedures and protocols; 'It’s to ensure we’re doing things the safest possible way,' said official
Two more positive COVID-19 cases in Simcoe-Muskoka

Two more positive COVID-19 cases in Simcoe-Muskoka

One case was hospitalized
YMCAs in Simcoe, Muskoka now closed

YMCAs in Simcoe, Muskoka now closed

Fitness and aquatic centres in Simcoe, Muskoka, and Parry Sound are closed until April 6
Blue Mountain closing tomorrow, cancelling reservations

Blue Mountain closing tomorrow, cancelling reservations

The resort will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Paramedics looking at expanding shift coverage for COVID-19

Paramedics looking at expanding shift coverage for COVID-19

'We had to expect this would happen eventually, and with a case being identified here in the county, it brings a bit more realism to the entire situation,' says official
Health unit bracing for more COVID-19 cases 'in the near future'

Health unit bracing for more COVID-19 cases 'in the near future'

'We have the one, but as time progresses, it is likely we will see more in our region,' says official; Assessment centre expected to open in Barrie soon
City shutters public library, cancels March break, rec programs

City shutters public library, cancels March break, rec programs

City changes course, opts to join successful jurisdictions 'who have very aggressively and proactively put mitigating measures in place'
Beaver Valley Ski Club member positive for COVID-19

Beaver Valley Ski Club member positive for COVID-19

A letter went out to members announcing the club's closure for the season effective immediately
Despite coronavirus concerns, Casino Rama is staying open

Despite coronavirus concerns, Casino Rama is staying open

Union has pleaded with casino operator to temporarily close facility; MP says employees 'have a right to be concerned' about the risks
Ontario suspends personal prison visits due to COVD-19

Ontario suspends personal prison visits due to COVD-19

Professional visits, including legal counsel, will continue