COVID-19: Public Notice of Current Measures 04/06/2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Municipality of Central Manitoulin

as of April 6, 2020

These measures are “until further notice” due to the evolving nature of the situation. Federal, Provincial and Municipal measures can and may be extended.

For real-time updates:

Federal, Provincial & Municipal

Municipal Office, Indoor & Outdoor Facilities Closed

All libraries, halls, arenas, parks, beaches, playgrounds, sports fields and all other recreational amenities are closed to all events. The office is closed to in-person visits. Staff are still there to help you by email or phone at 705-377-5726.  Drop box available at front door.

Municipal Meetings

Meetings will be held on regular dates, but times are all 1:30 p.m. by video/teleconference. Email or phone 705-377-5726 to get access to listen to specific meetings.

Garbage Pickup & Landfills Are Operating as Normal

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.

Water and Sewer System - Wipes Clog Pipes!

Nothing but toilet paper into your toilet. No gloves, rags,flushable wipes, paper towels, tissues, cleaning wipes, baby wipes or personal hygiene products in the toilet. Water service is operating.

Municipal Roads

Roads department is operating as normal with staff precautions.

Hospitals & Public Health

Municipal staff are on daily calls with Public Health Sudbury & Districts and Local Health Professionals assessing and planning for COVID-19. 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.

New Provincial Laws

The current Provincial laws in Ontario under he Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) states:

  • Gatherings

No gatherings over five (5) people, large families and other exclusions are permitted.

  • Fires

            No outdoor fires, this measure is to reduce pressure on essential services fighting fires during    this time of emergency.

  • Non-essential Workplace’s & Closures

Seasonal Campgrounds have been added to the list recently. The closures are part of a           Provincial Order which can be viewed at:

  • Outdoor Recreation Facilities Closed

By Provincial order, all Municipal outdoor facilities are closed to the public including the   beaches and trails. Caution tape and signs have been posted. Under this law using a closed    outdoor facility during the closure is now an offence and a fine could be issued.

  • Reporting Provincial Issues

To report gatherings of more than 5 people, operation of a non-essential business as per the      EMCPA, please call your police service of jurisdiction. If that is the OPP, call 1-888-310-1122.

New Federal Laws

The Canadian Government has enacted a law in which returning travellers to Canada must self-isolate for at least 14 days. To report non-compliance of the Quarantine Act (e.g. due to recent travel outside of Canada or at the direction of a health official), contact Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

No Outdoor Fires

In an effort to mitigate resource strain the Ontario Provincial Government has implemented a Province-wide Restricted Fire Zone otherwise known as a Fire Ban. The Fire Ban is Effective April 3, 2020 until further notice.

Business in Central Manitoulin

COVID-19 Business Impact Study is being conducted. Go to

Central Manitoulin Community Helpline (CMCH)

Our current number is 1-249-878-1659. The CMCH is a shopping and errand service for people self-isolating due to recent travel outside of Canada and/or vulnerability to the COVID-19 virus by age range or underlying health issues.   Our 1-888 number is currently experiencing technical difficulties.

Central Manitoulin Public Notice 04/06/2020

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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