COVID-19 is a respiratory virus with pneumonia-like symptoms. COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic. The Township of Springwater is taking precautions to help protect our vulnerable residents. Working with partners and agencies at all levels of government, the Township is monitoring the situation and responding accordingly.
Status of Facilities and Services
Face Coverings in Indoor Public Spaces
In line with the Government of Ontario’s recent announcement to remove the mandatory masking requirement for most indoor settings, the Township of Springwater will no longer require masks to be worn at Township facilities effective March 21, 2022. Masks will continue to be required in select settings such as public transit, health care settings, long-term care homes and congregate care settings until April 27, 2022.
Residents are encouraged to assess their own level of risk and take appropriate precautions when out in public settings. Those who are unable to properly distance themselves and those at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and other infections are encouraged to continue to wear a mask.
Additional information is available on the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website.
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The following tips to protect yourself from COVID-19 are provided by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:
County of Simcoe COVID-19 Business Survey and Results
The County of Simcoe and municipal partners have conducted multiple business surveys throughout the pandemic to motor the progression of COVID-19 impacts on local businesses. The information collected through these surveys helps to determine how we can best support your businesses and advocate to various levels of government.
A third regional business survey to allow businesses the opportunity to share their input is currently underway. Like its predecessors, this survey will inform actions to enhance business support and feedback will be shared with upper levels of government to inform policy and program development.
Help for Businesses - Ontario
Get free rapid tests for your organization, sell supplies to government, search for PPE suppliers and testing services or apply for funding.
Digital Main Street and Beyond
Digital Main Street and Beyond is a free program and service that helps businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, and a Digital Service Squad; a team of highly trained professionals who help businesses grow and manage their operations through technology.
HeyLocal is a Canadian marketplace that helps small and medium sized businesses by allowing people to shop local online with the same ease and convenience as retail giants online. Local businesses can be added to HeyLocal for free. More information on the program can be found in this webinar. (link removed)
Province Business Support Line
The province launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 earlier this year, to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province's recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health.
The Federal and Provincial Governments along with the local health unit, provide resources to assist businesses through COVID-19:
Additional Business Resources
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Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Springwater Virtual Recreation Zone (link removed)
The new Virtual Recreation Zone was created to help bring the residents of Springwater together while respecting social distancing at home. This page hosts a collection of online fitness and activity programs, health and wellness resources, and virtual experiences and attractions.
211 Ontario can help you find grocery stores and pharmacies that are open and offering delivery service, as well as provide information on programs and services available in our community.
The Elmvale & District Food Bank remains open and operation. They will NOT be taking any financial information during this pandemic. They have set up for phone orders with pickup at specific times to minimize contact. You will receive food for 3-5 days with fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy. Please call 705-322-9096 for additional information.