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 March 2020
March 27, 2020 Council Meeting to be streamed live on YouTube Monday night
On Monday, March 30, Barrie City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting virtually starting at 5 p.m.

March 27, 2020 City closing more outdoor recreation areas to promote physical distancing
The City of Barrie continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing precautionary measures to combat the spread of the virus and encourage physical distancing.

March 25, 2020 City working with curbside collection contractor to keep workers safe
In an effort to keep curbside collection drivers safe during this time, the City is asking residents to place facial tissues, paper towels and napkins in a securely tied garbage bag instead of the green bin.

March 23, 2020 City closes playgrounds, waterfront fitness equipment
The City of Barrie continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing precautionary measures to combat the spread of the virus and encourage social distancing.

March 23, 2020 City emphasizes urgent need to stay home
The City of Barrie is urging residents to take steps now to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

March 23, 2020 Mayor Jeff Lehman declares a State of Emergency in the City of Barrie
Today, Mayor Jeff Lehman has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Barrie after receiving advice based on the most recent information from the Medical Officer of Health.

March 19, 2020 City makes further changes to help residents during COVID-19 crisis
The City of Barrie is making changes to a number of services in an attempt reduce the burden caused by COVID-19 and encourage social distancing.

March 18, 2020 City reduces enforcement of parking, noise by-laws in response to COVID-19
As part of the City’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19), Barrie will be reducing enforcement of parking and the noise by-law, effective immediately until further notice.

March 17, 2020 Most City Facilities closing to the public effective noon March 17, 2020
Given the latest provincial declaration of a state of emergency in the Province of Ontario, the City of Barrie is taking additional action to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

March 16, 2020 City increases precautionary measures in effort to contain COVID-19 spread
The City of Barrie is continuing to work closely with the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit and other community partners to monitor the global and local COVID-19 situation and respond accordingly.

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