We sincerely hope that you and your families are healthy and remain safe during these challenging times.
With COVID-19 still on the increase in Ontario, there have been numerous municipalities across Ontario initiating Declarations of Emergency including neighbouring cottage regions like the Municipality of Trent Lakes & Peterborough County.
Due to the stress already felt in the north country, mayors are publicly pleading with seasonal residents NOT to come north. With the already maxed out medical services and limited offerings for groceries etc., these municipalities are NOT equipped to handle the inflow of seasonal residents. But if you still choose to do so, IT IS IMPERATIVE that you practice self-isolation, especially for those of you who have recently entered Canada via travel (returning snowbirds, business, vacation, etc.).
It is the law, if you have just returned to Canada, YOU MUST self-isolate for 14 days. This means, cross the border and go into self-isolation. No visits, no shopping, no errands. Enlist others to drop off what you need, if necessary.
Statistics are bearing out that community spread accounts for more than 50% of the increased infections. Iceland has reported that 50% of their carriers do not show any symptoms. This is what makes this virus so scary and potentially deadly.
Support from our region includes:
- The Town of Gravenhurst has created a special section we can use to access advisories, bulletins and information related to COVID-19.
- The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has released guidelines for physical distancing. For up-to-date information from the District Health Unit please visit this page.
We all want to get back to normal and head north as soon as possible â€¦ Letâ€™s continue to be good Muskokans â€“ STAY HOME! If you do head north, take your supplies and stay in. Practise physical distancing and employ other measures of safety as outlined in the guidelines set out by the Federal, Provincial, and local municipalities.
We all have a role in reducing the spread of COVID-19! Letâ€™s DO OUR PART! Please stay safe, take good care and hope to see you on the dock soon!
Gull & Silver Lakes Residents Association