COVID-19 testing eligibility has changed. To get the latest information about if/where you should be tested, visit www.ontario.ca/covidtest

Visit this ontario.ca web link, for the most current details on:

  • restrictions to business and public spaces
  • places and activities not yet safe to open
  • gathering limits 

Facility and program updates

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.

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

Facilities and amenities

Town buildings

  • Town Hall - open - Customers encouraged to use cashless payments to prevent any close contact. Debit, Visa and MasterCard are accepted for most payments. Online forms and payments are available. Where possible please contact us by phone and email. Please wear a mask for entry to Town Hall.
  • Muskoka Heritage Place - open - Please visit the admissions and reservations page for important booking details.
  • Canada Summit Centre
  • Active Living Centre - operating remotely by phone and email
  • Algonquin Theatre Box Office and Partners Hall  - operating remotely by phone and email 
  • Huntsville Fire Hall and Port Sydney Fire Hall -  operating remotely by phone and email ; emergency services still available 
  • Huntsville Public Library - temporarily closed due to indoor air quality issues - read the press release issued July 5, 2020
  • Madill Public Works Yard - closed until further notice

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 - open. View locks hours of operation.
  • Cemeteries - outdoor gatherings increased to maximum of 100
  • Parks and trails - open - Equipment is not being sanitized at this time 
  • Playground structures, benches, waste receptacles and park gates -  open - Equipment is not being sanitized at this time. If the play area is busy, please seek an alternate play structure or return at a later time.
  • Public washrooms downtown - open

Contacts

You can do business with us over the phone or online. 

Contact us

 

Programs and events

The following updates currently apply:

  • Aquatic (outdoor) programs - visit huntsville.ca or call 705-789-6421 ext 3023 for updates.
  • Recreation and youth programs, and events - Town recreation programs and events are not available
  • Special Events - 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

Other

  • Farmers markets – permitted, while following guidelines set by health officials.
  • Garage/Yard Sales - permitted, while following guidelines set by health officials. Here are some tips from the local health unit about handling and exchanging second-hand goods
Stage 3, provincial re-opening

Stage 3 updates

Visit this ontario.ca web link, for the most current details on

  • restrictions to business and public spaces
  • places and activities not yet safe to open
  • gathering limits 

Reminders

Please continue, to:

  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres from anyone not in your household
  • Indoor gathering limits are be reflective of the current order (see September 19th update on the Government of Ontario newsroom article). Gathering limits with those not in your household still require 2m physical distance. Social circles continue to be kept to maximum of 10 people - learn more on social circles
  • Wash hands and high touch areas frequently
  • Face masks or coverings are required in all public indoor spaces within Simcoe-Muskoka. For more info see SMDHU website. 
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or sleeve
  • Monitor your health for symptoms and stay home if you feel ill

The Town will continue to evaluate impact on service and facilities during stage 3 implementation.

Provincial resource links

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

COVID-19 testing eligibility has changed. To get the latest information about if/where you should be tested, visit www.ontario.ca/covidtest

COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Huntsville

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

The District’s Muskoka Paramedic Services, Huntsville physicians and the Town of Huntsville have united together to offer a Huntsville COVID-19 Assessment Centre location for the public. Changes have been made to the assessment centre's operations.

The Huntsville COVID-19 Assessment Centre is booking same-day appointments in-person at the Active Living Centre.

  • Location: Active Living Centre at 20 Park Drive (back of the Canada Summit Centre)
  • Holiday Hours: The Huntsville Covid-19 Assessment Centre is closed Holiday Monday, October 12 and will reopen Wednesday, October 14 at 9:30am.
  • Regular Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm 
  • Bring: face mask, health card, and name of your doctor or nurse practitioner
  • Notes: there are no inside washroom facilities for public use

Entry and who should attend

  • Residents are asked to pre-screen themselves or loved ones prior to attending:
    • Adults must ensure they meet the criteria by visiting www.ontario.ca/covidtest 
    • Children need to complete the screening questions at ontario.ca/schoolscreening to ensure they meet the criteria for a test
    • Residents who do not meet the criteria outlined by the Ministry of Health, could be turned away
  • Follow directional signage when you arrive at the Active Living Centre, and Medical Staff will ask you the screening questions and arrange your appointment
  • Please keep a 2m distance from others
  • Please do not bring other friends or family members unless they are being tested or you need assistance

For recommended best practices on COVID-19 visit the Simcoe-Muskoka Public Health Unit’s web page at simcoemuskokahealth.org.

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
Public health and awareness links

Mayoral, media and news updates

Mayoral updates

Mayor Karin Terziano issues updates during COVID-19:

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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