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COVID-19: Here's the situation in Collingwood today

There are no new coronavirus cases reported in Collingwood, Clearview, or Wasaga Beach today.
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The Dillon Drive Dance Troupe has been dancing in the street (while social distancing) every night since March 20 in support of essential workers. Contributed photo

There are no new coronavirus cases reported in Collingwood, Clearview, or Wasaga Beach today. 

In fact, for the first time since March 26, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the entire Simcoe Muskoka Region. 

That's part of the reason Dr. Charles Gardner, medical officer of health for Simcoe-Muskoka region is concerned over talk of a regional re-opening strategy. 

Gardner said he's worried if some regions are allowed to open services it will draw people into the region and could increase travel within the province and lead to spread of the coronavirus. 

Grey Bruce Health Unit also reported no new cases in 24 hours (as of last night). There have been 96 cases confirmed in that region, including five cases in The Blue Mountains. The health unit reports 87 cases have recovered, but does not specific recoveries by municipality. 

The Blue Mountains is planning to supplement its bylaw enforcement squad with volunteer ambassadors to keep a closer eye on parks and beaches in the municipality this summer. Learn more about the plan here.

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority announced today it is reopening some of its conservation areas including waterfalls. For details on what is reopening and when, click here. 

Sunset Point Park has been partially reopened (the east and west sides) but the centre of the park remains closed. Staff ask those visiting the park to mind the newly seeded grass.

Ontario is reporting 338 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 deaths today. 

The provincial government has extended emergency orders to June 30. 

CollingwoodToday has a running list of businesses that have reopened now that some restrictions have been lifted in Ontario. You can see the list here.  If you own a business in Collingwood that has reopened, send an email to erika@collingwoodtoday.ca with your reopening details and COVID-19 restrictions for customers. 




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