COVID-19: Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The following declaration and orders have been extended and will be in effect until April 13, 2020:

Declaration of a provincial emergency
Closure of public places and establishments with exemption for emergency child care for health care and frontline essential service workers
Prohibiting events and gatherings of more than five people
Enforcement of emergency orders
Work deployment for health service providers
Work deployment for long-term care homes
Electronic service of documents
Electricity pricing
Drinking water and sewage
Closure of non-essential workplaces
Traffic management
Prohibiting unconscionable pricing for necessary goods
Streamlining requirements for long-term care homes


This new order would close all communal or shared, public or private, outdoor recreational amenities everywhere in Ontario, including but not limited to playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, beaches, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, and other outdoor recreational amenities.

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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