*Vaccination information provided on this page is from the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit.
Future Vaccination Planning: Vaccine Schedule (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca)
Grey Bruce COVID-19 Vaccine App
The Grey Bruce Health Unit, in partnership with Bruce Power and NPX Innovation, has launched the Grey Bruce COVID-19 Vaccine App for residents of Grey and Bruce counties. This application is now available free to download from the Google Play and Apple Stores for all mobile devices and tablets.
To download, enter ‘gbvaccineapp’ into the search bar. You can also click these hyperlinks from your mobile device to take you directly to the App in the stores:
To learn more, visit the Grey Bruce Health Unit's press release here: https://www1.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/About-Us/News-Releases/ArticleID/823/Download-Grey-Bruce-COVID-19-Vaccine-App-now
The following page has been provided as a resource to residents and business owners regarding COVID-19.
To report an Emergency Order violation, please contact The Town By-Law Department by calling 1-519-599-3131 ext. 249
This section contains the most recent Town news, updates and press releases as related to COVID-19.
To view all press releases and notices issued by the Town, please visit the Newsroom.
|Press Release||Date Issued|
Grey Bruce Health Unit Media Release- Summer Gatherings in Step Two
|June 29, 2021|
Notice- Update of Closures of Town Facilities, Parks, Trails & Beaches Ahead of May Long Weekend
|May 21, 2021|
|Notice- Enhanced Patrols This Weekend for the Opening of Fishing Season||April 23, 2021|
Notice- Town Solid Waste Disposal Site Reopening this Thursday with Enhanced Safety Measures
|April 21, 2021|
Notice – Reopening of Playgrounds and Update on Town Operations
|April 19, 2021|
Notice- Mayor Soever Comments on COVID Outbreak in The Blue Mountains
|April 16, 2021|
Notice- Temporary Closure of Town Landfill & Blue Mountains Public Library
|April 15, 2021|
|Notice- 320 Doses of Vaccine Administered at Drive-Thru Clinic In Thornbury on Saturday||April 12, 2021|
|Notice- COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday April 10th at the Beaver Valley Community Centre||April 9, 2021|
|Notice- Closure of Town Facilities in Response to Provincial Stay at Home Order||April 7, 2021|
To view press releases issued by the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit, please visit the Public Health website.
Direct Link: https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/About-Us/News-Releases
Every week, Mayor Soever publishes a weekly video to help keep residents informed and to share news and information related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The weekly videos are posted to the Town's YouTube account. To view the videos, please visit: Town of The Blue Mountains YouTube Account
As of March 25, 2020, Mayor Alar Soever has declared a State of Emergency for the Town of The Blue Mountains in accordance with Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The decision was made in conjunction with the Towns leadership team and Emergency Control Group in response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the community.
What does "State of Emergency Mean?
An emergency is defined under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act as “a situation, or an impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise” [Section 1, definition of an emergency].
Under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, only the head of council of a municipality (or his or her designate) and the Lieutenant Governor in Council or the Premier have the authority to declare an emergency. The Premier, the head of council, as well as a municipal council, have the authority to terminate an emergency declaration [Sections 4 (1), (2), (4)].
The declaration of an emergency provides the Head of Council with certain tools to address the situation including, but not limited to, those listed below.
General and Government:
Economic and Financial:
This section contains an overview of the status of Town operations as related to COVID-19. The Town's leadership team is meeting regularly to assess the situation. The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to assure residents and visitors that all critical and essential municipal services will continue to operate as normal.
The following list highlights the status of municipal services at this time:
Residents are reminded that a variety of Town services are available online.
Online services include:
To access online services, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/online-services.cfm
The Town is working with government agencies, industry partners and local business leaders to be able to effectively identify actions to support businesses in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
The following section contains links to various business resources and financial support information:
A resource that summarizes the available government economic response initiatives can be found by visiting: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses has launched a Small Business Help Centre to help business owners understand the support programs that are available: https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/small-business-resources-dealing-covid-19
Details regarding Provincial program are available by visiting: https://www.ontario.ca/page/stopping-spread-covid-19
Details regarding Federal programs are available by visiting: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-businesses.html
At the March 30, 2020 Special Meeting, Council endorsed the establishment of a Community Recovery Task Force. The Task Force will be responsible for coordination and implementation of recovery and relief efforts including the consideration, development and implementation of programs to support and assist the Community and its stakeholders in reinvigorating our local and regional economies throughout the COVID – 19 Pandemic and its recovery process. The Task Force is not a Committee of Council.
For more information on the Task Force, visit the dedicated webpage.
Everyone should practice good basic hygiene as a preventative measure to protect against the novel coronavirus and other viruses in this cold and flu season.
For details about the current status of COVID-19, and ways you can protect yourself, visit the Grey Bruce Public Health website.
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