Central Manitoulin COVID-19 Update 06/02/2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Municipal Office, Indoor and Some Outdoor Facilities Closed

All halls, arenas, playgrounds, sports fields are closed to all events until a further notice.The office is closed to in-person visits until further notice. 

Re-Opened Outdoor Amenities

Beaches open May 29th, parks, trails and tennis courts opened May 22nd

Libraries Closed

Mindemoya is available for curbside on Tuesdays Phone 705 377-5334.

Garbage Pickup/Landfills

Operating. For the safety of sanitation workers you must tie all bags and no tissues, wipes or paper towels in recycling. Landfills are open on their regular schedule.


Roads department is operating as normal with staff precautions.

Provincial Fire Ban Lifted

The provincial restricted fire zone was lifted on May 16, 2020

Boat Launches & Docks

All boat launches and docks are open in the Municipality

Seasonal Washrooms

All seasonal washrooms will be opened as single use. Open for single use are the Providence Bay beach washroom change house, the Pavilion at the Government Dock in Mindemoya, the boat launches at Lake Kagawong, Big Lake and Sandfield are Bathrooms at the Municipal office, Welcome Centre, Discovery Centre and the portable toilet at the Mindemoya ball diamond will be closed. A portable toilet is on site at the Welcome Centre.  Washrooms are on an increased cleaning schedule from Municipal Maintenance.

Hospitals & Public Health

Council approved a donation of $10,000.00 to Manitoulin Health Centre-Mindemoya site for whatever may be needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 assessment centres, Mindemoya 705-377-5311, Little Current 705-368-2300 – 9 am until 5 pm daily. Follow the telephone prompts to the COVID-19 Assessment Line.


Please follow all new developments on Provincial and Federal laws for gatherings and isolation. 

Central Manitoulin Community Helpline

Call 1-844-935-0443 for our shopping and errand service for self-isolators.

Manitoulin Camp Check

Seasonal residents or non-permanent residents are encouraged to reach out to friends on Manitoulin Island or hire a qualified contractor, property manager or property maintenance professional instead of travelling during the COVID-19 public health situation.

Cancelled Events


COVID-19 Seniors Program 
The Municipality has secured some limited funds for a Central Manitoulin Seniors age 55 + check in and in-need program.


A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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