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******** CURRENT STATUS FOR REGION IS: HOME LOCKDOWN. ********
Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order
Effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., police officers and other provincial offences officers will have the authority to require any individual to provide their home address and purpose for not being at their residence. In addition, police officers, special constables and First Nation Constables will have the authority to stop vehicles to inquire about an individual’s reasons for leaving their home. This additional enforcement tool will only be in effect during the Stay-at-Home order and exclusively to enforce the Stay-at-Home order.
- Prohibit all outdoor social gatherings and organized public events, except for with members of the same household or one other person from outside that household who lives alone or a caregiver for any member of the household;
- Close all non-essential workplaces in the construction sector;
- Reduce capacity limits to 25 per cent in all retail settings where in-store shopping is permitted. This includes supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, indoor farmers’ markets, other stores that primarily sell food and pharmacies; and,
- Close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as golf courses, basketball courts, soccer fields, and playgrounds with limited exceptions.
In addition, effective Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is limiting the capacity of weddings, funerals, and religious services, rites or ceremonies to 10 people indoors or outdoors. Social gatherings associated with these services such as receptions are prohibited, except for with members of the same household or one other person from outside that household who lives alone. Drive-in services will be permitted.
Masks must be worn inside public spaces per the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
By order of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Simcoe-Muskoka, face masks must be worn at all public indoor spaces and on public transit.
Organized public events and social gathering limits are:
- Prohibited indoors
- 5 people outdoors.
Virtual gatherings or events are the safest way to visit or recognize occasions with people outside your household.
It is strongly advised that you limit close contact to your household (the people you live with):
- Everyone should avoid social gatherings.
- Families should not visit any other household or allow visitors in their homes.
- Individuals who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation.
- Maintain 2 metres (6 feet) of physical distancing from everyone outside of your household (who you do not live with).
- Wear a mask indoors and outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained; or if wearing one is required. Masks should be tightly fitted to cover the nose, mouth and chin.
Learn more about the COVID-19 Response Framework and what is permitted in each of the five colour coded zones.
– VISITING THE BEACHFRONT –
Planning a visit to the beachfront? There are a few things you should know:
- The “beach” is not owned or operated by the Town of Wasaga Beach. The beach is in fact owned and operated by the Government of Ontario. The beach is managed by Ontario Parks and is part of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. The provincial park, including its beachfront property, is open for public use.
- You can learn more about the beach and the rest of the provincial park by visiting the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park website.
- The town offers municipal parking near the main beachfront (Beach Area 1) but parking in these lots is at 50 percent capacity. The Spruce Street lot is reserved for residential parking pass holders.
- The sand-covered portion of Beach Drive is open. This is municipal property.
- Remember to respect physical distancing and all other provincial orders that apply. Masks must be worn inside public spaces per the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit.
- Masks must be worn inside public spaces per the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit.
– TOWN SERVICES –
- Arena – OPEN. No in-person programs
- RecPlex – OPEN. No in-person programs. Some virtual programs available through Recreation, Events and Facilities Department.
- Youth Centre/Seniors Active Living Centre – CLOSED. Virtual programs.
- Town Hall – OPEN.
- Library – CLOSED but staff are working on site. Online programs available. Limited in-person access to technology services. Curbside pickup of materials is available. See website.
- Public Works – OPEN.
- Fire Halls – OPEN.
- Outdoor facilities – Open. These facilities are NOT for team use. If you utilize them please observe physical distancing. Gatherings must not exceed 5 people.
Open outdoor facilities include:
- Tennis courts – CLOSED
- Dog parks – OPEN
- Skate park – CLOSED
- Soccer pitches – CLOSED
- Baseball fields – CLOSED
- Outdoor playgrounds – Open. Gatherings must not exceed 5 people.
- Parking – All municipal parking lots are open. Parking pass information.
- Transit – Operational
- Community Garden – CLOSED
- Municipal boat launch – OPEN. Launch information.
TENTATIVE EVENTS SCHEDULE
More information can be found on the Town’s website at www.wasagabeach.com
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