Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Impacts on Municipal Services

Posted on Friday September 18, 2020

The Town of Penetanguishene continues to monitor news and updates concerning COVID-19 in order to ensure we work to keep our community members safe.  The following update provided on September 18th, 2020 is in addition to the updates provided from previous weeks located here.

Message from SMDHU: Given the increasing number of cases, likely in part from the increase in close social interactions, SMDHU is recommending that the public decrease their non-essential social interactions and gatherings outside of their household.  As well, the public should stay vigilant in the use of physical distancing, masks/face coverings and hand washing outside of their household, even within their social circle/bubble.

Arena and Recreation Study Public Open House Cancellation: Due to the current climate both provincially and locally with respect to COVID-19 and upon recent correspondence with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the Town of Penetanguishene has made the decision to cancel the Public Information Session on the Arena and Recreation Centre Study that was scheduled for this Saturday September 19 in Rotary Champlain Wendat Park. This decision was made for the safety of our resdients and staff members with recomendation from SMDHU. Town staff are exploring alternatives of an electronic nature with the consultants and will update the public accordingly.  The display boards are available for viewing here. The public is encouraged to provide feedback through a SURVEY until Wednesday, September 30, 2020.


OPP Reporting Tool: We remind residents that OPP ask that you report allegations of non-compliance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act by phoning 1-888-310-1122 or utilizing the online reporting tool at

Fire Safety: Fire permits are not required at this time. Please remember that fires are for recreational purposes and are only permitted between 4:00 pm to midnight.