COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Updates

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COVID-19 is a respiratory virus with pneumonia-like symptoms. There are confirmed cases in Canada, including multiple cases in Ontario. The Town of Bracebridge is working closely with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and other community partners to monitor the global situation and respond accordingly.

For the most up-to-date health information for citizens, visit the Town of Bracebridge website.

The Town is focused on gathering and providing information about COVID-19 to support our business community. This outbreak is an urgent challenge to public health in our community and communities across Canada. We are committed to supporting our local businesses with information and resources to help keep Canadians safe.

We are working to provide, gather and understand the economic impact of COVID-19. The Town is urging all businesses to fill out the survey issued by the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce entitled, “Impact of COVID-19 on your Business”.



COVID-19 is a respiratory virus with pneumonia-like symptoms. There are confirmed cases in Canada, including multiple cases in Ontario. The Town of Bracebridge is working closely with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and other community partners to monitor the global situation and respond accordingly.

For the most up-to-date health information for citizens, visit the Town of Bracebridge website.

The Town is focused on gathering and providing information about COVID-19 to support our business community. This outbreak is an urgent challenge to public health in our community and communities across Canada. We are committed to supporting our local businesses with information and resources to help keep Canadians safe.

We are working to provide, gather and understand the economic impact of COVID-19. The Town is urging all businesses to fill out the survey issued by the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce entitled, “Impact of COVID-19 on your Business”.



  • COVID-19 Update No. 13

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    23 April, 2020

    As part of the municipality’s efforts to support the community during this time, the Town of Bracebridge has created the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund (CRF), which will provide grants to impacted organizations in specific areas.

    The CRF, in the amount of $40,000, was established and passed by Council at their meeting on April 22nd, 2020. There will be an initial intake period until May 8th, though this may change dependent on future updates related to the pandemic. Those applications for assistance can be submitted up to 4:30 p.m. on May 8th to be considered for potential funding.

    For more information, and to read the media release, please visit the Town of Bracebridge website.

  • COVID-19 Update No. 12

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    31 March, 2020

    The Town of Bracebridge is extending closures to all park amenities effective immediately following the new emergency order made by the Province of Ontario on March 30, 2020, in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, to close all recreational and outdoor amenities. The closure includes: sport courts, sport fields, disc golf, dog park, skate park, playgrounds, picnic shelters and other park amenities. Parks and open spaces remain open and residents are reminded to practice physical distancing and avoid social gathering.

    For more information, to read the media release, please visit the Town of Bracebridge website.

  • COVID-19 Update No. 11

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    30 March, 2020

    The Town of Bracebridge recognizes how essential the service of Manna Food Bank is during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 30, 2020, the Town of Bracebridge donated $5,000 to Manna Food Bank in order to support families in the community during this time.

    For more information, and to read the media release, please visit the Town of Bracebridge website.

  • COVID-19 Update No. 10

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    30 March, 2020

    Residents are being strongly reminded that until further notice, Bracebridge Transit and Bracebridge Mobility are to be used for essential trips only. In order to protect both transit riders and staff, riders are being directed to only use the service for the purposes of accessing necessary destinations such as grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and employment.

    For more information, and to read the media release, please visit the Town of Bracebridge website.

  • COVID-19 Update No. 9

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    26 March, 2020

    BRACEBRIDGE, ON – The Town of Bracebridge is taking steps to provide financial support for those negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Council held its first ever electronic Council meeting to adopt a motion to waive penalties that would otherwise be charged for the non-payment of 2020 interim taxes that are due by March 31, 2020. Council’s decision removes any penalties and interest charged on non-payment of 2020 interim taxes until May 31, 2020, effectively deferring the requirement to pay for two months.

    For more information, and to read the media release, please visit the Town of Bracebridge website.

  • COVID-19 Update No. 8

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    26 March, 2020

    BRACEBRIDGE, ON – The Town of Bracebridge is taking further steps in order to protect the public with the immediate closure of Town playground equipment and the Skate Park. The Town would like to remind people of the need for social distancing during this emergency while using parks, open spaces, sport courts, ball fields, dog park, picnic shelters and other areas where it can be difficult to maintain the recommended social distancing guidelines. Town staff are posting signs at all locations throughout the community advising people to refrain from using these areas until further notice.

    For more information, and to read the media release, please visit the Town of Bracebridge website.

  • COVID-19 No. 7

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    25 March, 2020

    BRACEBRIDGE, ON – Mayor Graydon Smith, members of Council and Town staff continue work to respond to local needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. A Special Meeting of Council will be held on Thursday March 26, 2020. At the meeting Council will consider several items that will assist the Town in being able to respond to the needs of the community during the current Provincially-declared emergency.

    For more information, and to read the media release, please visit the Town of Bracebridge website.

  • COVID-19 Update No. 6

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    20 March, 2020

    BRACEBRIDGE, ON – The Town of Bracebridge is continuing to make changes to a number of services in an attempt reduce the burden caused by COVID-19 and encourage social distancing and spatial separation. Information is available at bracebridge.ca/covid19, which will be continually updated as the situation changes. For updates and information on COVID-19 please visit simcoemuskokahealth.org/. It is the Town's goal to continue to facilitate development in the community. Although the Town Office has been closed to the public, staff continue to work, either in the office or remotely.

    For more information, and to read the media release, please visit the Town of Bracebridge website.

  • COVID-19 Update No. 5

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    20 March, 2020

    BRACEBRIDGE, ON – The Town of Bracebridge is taking further steps in order to protect the public by issuing a safety warning for parks and open spaces effective immediately. In effort to encourage social distancing and spatial separation practices, Town staff are posting signs on playground structures throughout the community advising people to refrain from using these amenities until further notice.

    For more information, and to read the media release, please visit the Town of Bracebridge website.

  • COVID-19 Update No. 4

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    20 March, 2020

    BRACEBRIDGE, ON – In an effort to keep transit riders moving for the purpose of accessing necessary destinations such as grocery stores, pharmacies and employment, Bracebridge Transit and Bracebridge Mobility are continuing to provide service to riders.

    For more information, and to read the media release, please visit the Town of Bracebridge website.