News & Notices
Please take notice that amendments to the Procedural By-law No. 2019-075 intend to be brought forward for consideration to allow for remote participation at a Council meeting during a State of Emergency pursuant to Bill 187, the Municipal Emergency Act, 2020. This will be considered at the Special Meeting of Council scheduled for March 25, 2020.
Reminder to Town of Collingwood residents to not flush sanitation wipes down the toilet.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is taking action to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by restricting the access to its facilities, including detachments, across the province until further notice. The OPP is committed to the health and safety of its members and the public. OPP facilities remain open during regular operating hours, with enhanced screening to ensure the health and safety of the public. Detachment phone numbers are available at opp.ca/detachments.
Please take notice that seasonal hiring is temporarily put on hold. As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is having impacts around the world. Normally at this time of year, we look forward to our Seasonal employees joining our team and performing work that helps to make Collingwood an incredible place to live, work, and play. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we have been forced to put our seasonal hiring on hold until we know when the season will begin.
Please take notice that due to preventative measures being taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 virus, effective Monday, March 23, 2020, Collingwood Transit will be operating its Sunday Schedule on all 7 days of the week.
Mayor Saunderson proclaims March 26, 2020 as “Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness” in the Town of Collingwood.
Media Release from Collingwood General & Marine Hospital
Friday, March 20, 2020 - Statement from Norah Holder, CGMH President & CEO
"It is important to note that many patients who test positive for COVID-19 will not require hospitalization. Inpatient hospital beds must also be available for patients having other non-COVID related acute conditions. Self-isolation at home, following strict Public Health guidelines will be appropriate for a large number of these patients who will be confirmed in the coming days and weeks."
Effective Friday, March 20, Collingwood and Blue Mountains Transit passengers are asked to board and exit buses using the back doors. Passengers with accessibility needs can continue to use the front doors for boarding and exiting, but are asked to limit their interactions and maintain physical separation from bus operators.
Collingwood Transit will not be accepting cash fares or paper transfers from passengers boarding at the back of the bus, and passengers will not be required to tap their transit passes at this time.
Only use the transit system for essential and necessary travel. Please exercise social distancing and self-isolation. Do not board the bus if you are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
Today, March 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM, County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell has declared an emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic developments in our region.
Declaring an emergency affords the County additional powers to protect the health and safety of all individuals, families and businesses as well as the vulnerable populations that we serve. This declaration also aligns with the Government of Ontario's Declaration of Emergency made March 17, 2020.