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Service: Reopening Ontario after COVID-19

Location, Telephone & Internet
Located In Community Barrie
Address Barrie, ON
Description & Services
Description (Service)

A Framework for Reopening our Province

See website for details 
* Public health and workplace safety will remain the top priority, while balancing the needs of people and businesses 
* reopening led by the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ontario Jobs and Recovery Committee who will monitor progress and identify when a change in direction is required 
* each stage of reopening will last for approximately two-to-four-week periods to allow for close monitoring of any impacts or potential resurgence of cases 
* ongoing, gradual assessment of public health measures will continue until the post- pandemic period when a vaccine or treatment for COVID‑19 is available, this staged approach reflects Ontario’s “new normal" 
After each two-to-four-week period, the Chief Medical Officer of Health may advise to: 
* reapply or tighten certain public health measures in response to a surge in cases or outbreaks 
* maintain status quo and continue close monitoring of impacts or progress to the next two-to-four-week stage 
As public health measures are lifted and as economic activity resumes, the public will need to continue to maintain physical distancing and hand washing, along with self-isolation when experiencing COVID‑19 symptoms 
* remote work arrangements should continue where feasible. 

Opening of Businesses

Stage 1 Reopening 
* see Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen, May 14, 2020  
* for full details see Details of Stage 1 Openings  
Starting Saturday, May 16, 2020 
* Golf courses will be able to open, with clubhouses open only for washrooms and restaurants open only for take-out 
* Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches may open for recreational use 
* Private parks and campgrounds may open to enable preparation for the season and to allow access for trailers and recreational vehicles whose owners have a full season contract 
* Businesses that board animals, such as stables, may allow boarders to visit, care for or ride their animal 
Starting Tue May 19, 2020 
Can Open: 
* Retail services that are not in shopping malls and have separate street-front entrances with measures in place that can enable physical distancing, such as limiting the number of customers in the store at any one time and booking appointments beforehand or on the spot. 
* Seasonal businesses and recreational activities for individual or single competitors, including training and sport competitions conducted by a recognized national or provincial sport organization 
* indoor and outdoor non-team sport competitions that can be played while maintaining physical distancing and without spectators, such as tennis, track and field and horse racing 
* Animal services, specifically pet care services, such as grooming and training, and regular veterinary appointments 
* Indoor and outdoor household services that can follow public health guidelines, such as housekeepers, cooks, cleaning and maintenance 
* Lifting essential workplace limits on construction. 
* Allowing certain health and medical services to resume, such as in-person counselling; in-person services, in addition to virtual services, delivered by health professionals; and scheduled surgeries, all based on the ability to meet pre-specified conditions as outlined in A Measured Approach to Planning for Surgeries and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Making Workplaces Safe 
* the government, in partnership with Ontario’s Health and Safety Associations and based on input from public health officials, will provide guidelines to employers in multiple sectors on how to open safely and protect their employees and customers, see Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace 
* Ontario has added more workplace inspectors and specialists to ensure workers continue to be protected on the job during the pandemic, including adding close to 60 new frontline officials to support employers and workers in the field 
* the capacity of Ontario’s Health and Safety Call Centre has also been doubled, workers who are worried their workplaces are unsafe can phone 1-877-202-0008 
Workplace PPE Supplier Directory 
* an up-to-date list of Ontario companies and business associations that can supply personal protective equipment 

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

* see COVID-19 Reopening and Recovery and COVID-19 Reopening Your Business Safely  

City of Barrie

Reopening Announcements 
* see City of Barrie COVID-19 Updates for current information  
* Emergency orders prohibiting organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people and of maintaining a physical distance of at least 2 metres or 6 feet between you and another person, unless they are members of your household, remain in effect  
Tiffin Boat Launch opening Sat May 16 
Dog Off Leash Recreation Area, Barrie Molson Centre opening planned for Tue May 19 
City of Barrie Marina opening planned for Fri May 22 
Reopening Resources for City of Barrie Businesses 
Safe Service Training for BIA Members- Tue May 19, 10 am 

Public Health Ontario

* COVID-19 Fact Sheets provide information on a variety of topics, including wearing of masks for non-health care workers and cleaning and disinfecting of public settings
Hours Hours vary
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit websites for information
Languages English
Fees None
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Established 2020
Physical Access Not Applicable

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