Think you have COVID-19 symptoms?
Closing Public Buildings
Although the threat of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) remains low in Grey County, we are taking proactive measures to limit exposure and spread of viruses.
Closing Public Buildings
The Grey County Administration Building, Grey Roots Museum and Archives, Ontario Works satellite offices, the EarlyON Child and Family Centre and the Ontario Works Van services will be closed until further notice.
Many program applications and services can be accessed online or over the phone.
- Housing assistance call 519‑376‑5744.
- Ontario Works social assistance, call 519-376-7112.
- Administrative matters, please email firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail).
- All other needs, residents can call 2-1-1 (1-888-340-1001).
Long-Term Care Homes
Visitor Restrictions at Long-Term Care Homes
Grey County Long-Term Care, in consultation with the Grey Bruce Health Unit, are following Ministry directions to enhance infection control measures in our homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).
Only essential visitors will be permitted in County homes (Grey Gables in Markdale, Rockwood Terrace in Durham, and Lee Manor in Owen Sound). The ministry is identifying essential visitors as those who have a resident who is dying or very ill. Essential visitors will be met by a staff member and asked to answer COVID-19 screening questions. Essential visitors will also be required to sign in and out of the home at every visit and provide a contact number should follow up be required.
Children's Services (Child Care / EarlyOn Centres)
Suspension of Licensed Child Care
Grey County is following directions from the Province(link is external) to suspend all licensed child care services immediately. Operators will be kept informed of changes and supports available to them during as the situation progresses.
Closure: EarlyON Child and Family
Until further notice, all EarlyON Child and Family Centres programming will be cancelled from March 14, 2020 to April 5, 2020 as a precaution related to COVID-19. https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronaviru…/symptoms.html
Provincial Offences Court
Provincial Offences Court Closure
The Provincial Offences open court will not be operating between March 16 and May 29, 2020 due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). Please do not attend court for any POA matter you have between March 16 and April 3rd, 2020. Learn More
Grey Roots Museum
Cancellation: March Break Back to Your Roots (March 14 to 21, 2020)
All programing related to the March Break: Back to Your Roots event, including the week of Kids’ Camp and the Zoo to You event, are cancelled. Full refunds will be automatically issued for online payments. If you paid in person at Grey Roots, please call visitor services, 519-376-3690.
Postponed: Exhibit Openings
The March 13 grand opening event planned for the Voices of Grey and More Power to You exhibits will be rescheduled.
Find Community Resources
Community and Food-Related Resources
The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force has links to information about community food services and updates to services and hours of operations at local food retailers.
TheDo (United Way)
TheDo.caIf you're looking for a way to help, or you need resources during this difficult time, visit TheDo.ca(link is external). TheDo is an initiative of the United Way Bruce Grey.
Resources for Newcomers
Resources for NewcomersInstructions from United Way Bruce Grey on how to use google to translate into any language, and links to specific supports for newcomers.
How To Help
Donate Personal Protective Equipment
Call out for available N95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, gowns, face shields
Grey County Paramedics, together with our first responder partners throughout Grey County, are appealing to businesses who may be slow or closing given the circumstances and may have supplies that are important in keeping frontline workers safe in the fight against COVID-19.
If your business has available stock that could be put to immediate use by paramedic services, fire services, police, long term care and hospitals, please let us know by contacting PPEsupplies@grey.ca
Support Local Small Business
How the public can help support small business:
Here are some ideas for how the general public can support our local small businesses whilst complying with Public Health guidelines.
If you are financially able to do so:
Keep your memberships or decline refunds
Purchase gift cards to use later or shop birthday gifts early
Shop online from local retailers
Reschedule service appointments to later dates
Order delivery when available
Keep your eyes open for modified services and hours of operation with our local businesses
You can find local businesses and information about service changes (including online sales) on our new Community and Business Resiliency Map.