(Barrie, ON) The government of Ontario has declared a stay-at-home order for the entire province, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021. As well, a state of emergency is in effect for the province.
A state of emergency, which was declared by Mayor Jeff Lehman on March 23, remains in effect for the City of Barrie.
The Provincial stay-at-home order requires everyone to remain at home and only leave for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.
The following measures are part of the Provincial stay-at-home order, but are not limited to:
“The numbers are rising at a concerning rate in our area and our hospital is facing an urgent situation," said Mayor Jeff Lehman. “We know we can turn things around, Barrie. We did it in the spring and I know we can do it again. With vaccinations begun, we need to make that final effort to stop the spread and quite literally save lives."
What does this mean for Barrie residents? The following framework outlines the City services affected as part of the stay-at-home order. Please note the following is subject to additional input or further restrictions by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU). Previous measures remain in effect for City services and now also include the following:
Waterfront Trails and Washrooms:
Barrie Public Library:
City construction projects:
The Ontario Small Business Support Grant will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help eligible small business owners during this challenging period. Small businesses required to close or significantly restrict services will be able to apply for this one-time grant and use the support in whatever way makes the most sense for their individual business. Visit Ontario.ca/COVIDsupport for more information. Property tax and energy bill rebates for businesses are available here https://www.ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs.
If you have questions about what will be open or impacts to business or employment, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. For the most up-to-date information on the status of City services, visit barrie.ca/services. For detailed and up-to-date information and local case information, visit the Health Unit's website.
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