Media Release: COVID-19 Update: Local Businesses

Posted On Wednesday May 20, 2020

(HUNTSVILLE, ON) The Town of Huntsville expresses sincere thanks to the Huntsville Business Community for putting the safety of the community first over the past two months. With the Stage 1 re-opening of select businesses as identified in Ontario’s  May 14th press release, Town Council and staff want to assure local businesses that they are continuing to identify as many ways as possible to help support local businesses as they enter the recovery phase.

Mayor Karin Terziano shares her gratitude for the collective actions taken by many Huntsville Businesses.

“With the health and safety of our community as the common goal, I look forward to seeing the innovative practices undertaken by local businesses to stay open and serve the public safely during this trying time. I know this was and continues to be an extremely difficult period. Although we are slowly entering the recovery phase we must still work together to flatten the curve of this disease and practice proper physical distancing.”

It is important to note that the Provincial Government recently announced which economic sectors could reopen during Stage 1 of the recovery. In addition to this, the Province has compiled safety guidelines for each sector relating to safe operations.  The details of these guidelines can be accessed on The Town encourages all businesses to follow these protocols to ensure the safety of their staff and customers.

Visit the Town’s Safety Guidelines for Business Sectors– COVID-19 Recovery page for appropriate links on support and resources as they continue to become available.

For business related COVID-19 information and resources visit

The Town, BIA, and Huntsville Chamber of Commerce have a forum page setup for local businesses to share innovative ideas on how to support one another during this time. Please join the conversation at and share how you are handling the impact of COVID-19.


For More Information Contact:
Scott Ovell
Economic Development Coordinator
Town of Huntsville
705-789-1751 ext.3035