Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Moves to Orange Level of Provincial Framework, Effective Monday

Posted on Friday November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020 – In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, the province is moving certain public health unit regions to new levels in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.

Earlier this afternoon, the Minister of Health announced that Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will be moving into the Orange / Restrict level, effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

The Orange/Restrict level enhances measures, restrictions, and enforcement to avoid any closures.

Current Areas Under the Orange Framework:

The Province has outlined the restricitons and effects each framework has on gatherings, recreation facilities, restaurants and retail services. Please refer to the Orange section of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework for details. 

These necessary measures are being taken to limit community transmission of COVID-19 in order to keep schools open, safeguard health system capacity, and protect the province's most vulnerable populations. Please continue to practice COVID-19 safety to keep yourself and our community safe.