Effective, April 8 at 12:02am a province-wide Stay-At-Home order is in effect to slow the spread of Covid-19. Everyone is required to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise , or for work that cannot be done remotely. Read the April 7, 2021 Ontario News Release.

Town Hall and Canada Summit Centre buildings are closed to the public, offering contact free services by phone and email.

Facility and program updates

As recommendations, directions and guidelines provided to us by the Government of Ontario change, please refer to this page frequently for up-to-date local information:

Facilities and amenities
Masks or face coverings are required in all indoor premises of businesses, organizations and on public transit systems in Simcoe Muskoka. Read the FAQs about face coverings, on myhuntsville.ca. Town of Huntsville face masks are for sale in support of Mental Health. Contact us at 705-789-1751 to order one.

Buildings

Town hall - online services available, email and by phone

Town Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Contact-free Town services are available.

Please contact us using one of these methods:

Muskoka Heritage Place - by phone and email

As a result of the provincewide shutdown, Muskoka Heritage Place doors will be closed to the public until further notice starting Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Canada Summit Centre and Active Living Centre - by phone and email

Canada Summit Centre building is closed to public until further notice. Contact-free services available.

Please contact us:

Algonquin Theatre - closed

The Theatre, Box Office, and Partners Hall are currently closed.

  • due to COVID-19 we are unable to provide a re-open date at this time. Options will be considered in 2021
  • emails and phones will continue to be monitored: visit the website contact us page for contacts

Huntsville Fire Hall and Port Sydney Fire Hall - by phone and email

Emergency services are still available. In case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1

Please contact us:

Huntsville Public Library - online

Services available online and by zero-contact method called Library-to-Go on the huntsvillelibrary.ca website.

Madill Public Works Yard - by phone and email

Please contact us:

Amenities

Residents are asked to obey all posted signage in all locations, practice 2m physical distance, and use caution when accessing:

  • Beaches - open
  • Boat launches and locks - closed for season - view locks hours of operation
  • Cemeteries - open
  • Parks and trails - open - equipment is not being sanitized
  • Playground structures, benches, waste receptacles and park gates -  open - equipment is not being sanitized. If the play area is busy, please seek an alternate play structure or return at a later time.
  • Public washrooms downtown - open 
Programs and events
  • Aquatic programs - visit Recreation and Programs page for details as they become available
  • Recreation and youth programs, and events - Visit the Recreation and Programs page for updates as they become available
  • Special Events - there are no events at this time. The status of special events will continue to be monitored from a health perspective and plans to postpone, cancel or apply mitigation strategies will be communicated to event organizers

Community supports

Community concern or violation reporting

COVID-19 concerns

  • To report a concern or violation related to COVID-19, contact 1-888-310-1122
  • Suspected price gouging of essential goods, contact Ontario Consumer Protection Hotline 1-800-889-9768

Outdoor burning

To report outdoor burning:

  • Emergencies 9-1-1 which include out-of-control burning
  • After hours reporting, contact by-law at 705-789-6421 ext. 3039 or 3041
  • Reporting during a ban, contact the Town of Huntsville By-law department

For current rating and information, visit our outdoor burning page.

Community support

Need family support?

COVIDwithKids provides a toolkit for coping with kids at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Need food and support?

The District of Muskoka is maintaining an ongoing list of community food and delivery programs available to area residents. Please select the "Town of Huntsville" menu item.

Want to help within the community?

Reconnect with Arts, Culture and Tourism

Ontario has created the new virtual hub Ontario Live to promote and support the Province's tourism and cultural industries. 

Financial/business support and recovery

Public health and awareness

If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you must go to an Assessment Centre instead of a pharmacy for testing. To get the latest information about if/where you should be tested, visit www.ontario.ca/covidtest

Testing and assessment 

COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Huntsville

Who should be tested

Based on the Ontario Government’s current COVID-19 testing guidelines, individuals are assessed for COVID-19 testing based on certain criteria. 

Anyone who would like a COVID-19 test at the Huntsville location must pre-screen themselves or loved ones prior to attending to ensure they are eligible for a test:

Note: as per Ontario Health guidelines, tests are no longer being provided for travellers.

Appointments and hours

Upcoming holiday hours

  • Open Good Friday April 2nd from 9am-1pm, by appointment
  • Closed Easter Monday, April 5th (for those needing a test on this day, please contact the Bracebridge assessment centre for an appointment)

Regular hours

Huntsville COVID-19 assessment centre is open for testing and assessment on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am until 1:00pm by appointment only.

How to book your appointment

  1. Anyone who would like a COVID-19 test must first pre-screen themselves or loved ones to ensure they are eligible for a test
  2. Meet the criteria at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ or https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
  3. Call 1-888-383-7009, Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm:
    1. Select “Huntsville“ option
    2. Select "book an appointment" option
    3. If you require a test and a medical assessment by a doctor for your COVID symptoms, this can be requested when you book your appointment

For your appointment

Please arrive at the Huntsville assessment centre at your appointment time.

Location: Active Living Centre at 20 Park Drive (back of the Canada Summit Centre)

Bring:

  1. Health card and drivers licence if you have them
  2. Face mask/covering

Notes and reminders:

  • Washroom facilities are not available
  • Please do not bring other friends or family members, unless they are being tested or you need assistance
  • Keep a 2m distance from others

Test results

  • For your test results: covid-19.ontario.ca and click on "check your lab results"
  • Your results may also be available through other laboratory online portals you already subscribe to (e.g. Life Labs, Dynacare)
  • A test result is usually available in 2-10 days online
  • If you have not received your results after 5 days, you may call 1-888-383-7009 and press "2" for Huntsville

 

COVID-19 MAHC Assessment Centre in Bracebridge

If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you must go to an Assessment Centre instead of a pharmacy for testing. To get the latest information about if/where you should be tested, visit www.ontario.ca/covidtest

COVID-19 Testing at Ontario Pharmacies

If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you must go to an Assessment Centre instead of a pharmacy for testing. To get the latest information about if/where you should be tested, visit www.ontario.ca/covidtest

Testing at select Ontario pharmacies:

  • By appointment only
  • For individuals not displaying symptoms of COVID-19 but meet the criteria outlined on Ontario.ca/covidtest
  • Visit Ontario.ca/covidtest to find the closest participating pharmacy and to arrange an appointment

Vaccines and Immunization

On March 15th the Ontario government launched a provincial booking system and customer service desk to support COVID-19 vaccination appointment bookings. Pre-registration for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is open for eligible groups in phase 1 who live, work and routinely access health care in Simcoe Muskoka. 

You must have:

  • a green photo health card (expired card will be accepted), 
  • an email address 
  • a modern web browser (the booking site is not compatible with Internet Explorer 11 or earlier).

To book online visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine. For phone support call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line: 1-833-943-3900; Hours of Operation - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday to Sunday.

Please note: once you pre-register you will be sent an email invitation with a booking code to book your appointment on the provincial booking system. You will not receive this email immediately. This may take a number of days or even weeks depending on vaccine supply and volume of registrations. 

The Huntsville vaccine clinic is located at the Canada Summit Centre and is open to those who have a previously booked appointment.

If you would like to learn more about the Covid-19 Vaccines, or have questions regarding the vaccine and immunization please visit:

Public health links

Provincial resource links

Mayoral, media and news updates

Mayoral updates

Mayor Karin Terziano issues updates during COVID-19.

2021 updates

2020 updates

Town news

Visit huntsville.ca/news for:

District news
Health unit news
Visit http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Promos/Novel-Coronavirus
Media inquiries

Denise Corry, CAO

Town of Huntsville

705-789-1751

denise.corry@huntsville.ca

Local municipality updates
Federal and Provincial Government news

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