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The province of Ontario, including Grey County, is now in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen.

Grey County offices are now open to the public by appointment. Services continue to be offered remotely. Call 1-800-567-4739 for more information.

Find detailed information about the province-wide measures here

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Links to Grey County business support programs plus federal, provincial and other resources for businesses, employers and employees. 

COVID-19 Resources for Business

Current Status of COVID-19 in Grey Bruce

Up-to-date information about the status of COVID-19 in our community and ways you can protect yourself. 

Grey Bruce Public Health website


Think you have COVID-19?

Before you go to a testing center, see if the symptoms you're experiencing are consistent with COVID-19. 

Take the self-assessment


Grey County Services

Public Buildings

County Offices Open

County offices are now open to the public. Appointments are appreciated.  

Many program applications and services can be accessed online or over the phone.  

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.

Grey County continues to follow all other guidelines for visitation and absence, as regulated by the Ministry

Children's Services (Child Care / EarlyOn Centres)

Licensed Child Care

Grey County is following Provincial directions and is supporting licensed child care centres and home child care providers. We ask families for their patience and understanding as operators take the necessary steps to operate safely. 

EarlyON Child and Family Centres Closed

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are offering virtual programing and in-person programs when possible. You can find updates, activities and resources for each location on their Facebook pages found on the EarlyOn Calendar page.

Provincial Offences Court

Provincial Offences Court Closure

Provincial Offences is currently closed until further notice. All matters will be heard by Zoom. Please call 519-376-3470 for the Zoom details for your court date. Remote ticket payment is still available.

For further information please call our office at 519-376-3470 or visit our Provincial Offences webpage

Grey Roots Museum and Archives

Grey Roots is open to the public, with certain restrictions in place. Visitors must book their visit in advance, and visits are limited to one hour. Face coverings must be worn while inside all buildings and visitors are to self-screen prior to entry. See more at greyroots.com

Financial Help During COVID-19

Caseworkers in Grey County are here to help and are available to provide information about what program or benefit may best suit individual or family needs.

General Inquiries

Grey County Intake - 519-376-7112 ext. 1117 or online at Grey.ca / General Inquiries – 519-376-7112
Ontario Disability Support Program - 519-376-1951
Social Assistance Online Application - Social Assistance Online
Emergency Assistance Online Application - Emergency Assistance Online
Bruce County Intake/Inquiries - 519-881-0431 or 1-800-265-3005 or online at Brucecounty.on.ca

Emergency Assistance (for people not in receipt of OW/ODSP)

The eligibility criteria for Emergency Assistance has been expanded.  It is available for those facing a crisis or emergency who have no immediate access to other supports. This assistance can be a bridge for those who are waiting for COVID-19 supports from the federal government (CERB, EI) and is temporary in nature. Emergency Assistance rates are based on provincial Ontario Works rates. 

To apply for this benefit, please contact your local office at the numbers provided above. You can also apply through the Emergency Assistance Online application.

Ontario Works (OW)

Basic financial assistance may be available to assist with costs of basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter including health benefits and employment assistance for eligible individuals/families. More information about Ontario Works along with assistance rates can be found at Ontario Works Eligibility.

To apply for this benefit, please contact your local office at the numbers provided above. A complete online application is also available at Social Assistance Online.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) & Social Assistance

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit has closed (federal government’s website). 

The Government of Canada announced changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program and new recovery benefits. 

Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

The Canada Recovery Benefit will provide eligible workers with $500 per week (taxable, tax deducted at source) for up to 26 weeks for those who have stopped working and who are not eligible for EI, or had their employment/self-employment income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19. This benefit will be paid in two-week periods.

Learn more about the Canada Recovery Benefit

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

CERB has been extended to November 20, 2021. 

The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) will provide $500 per week (taxable, tax deducted at source) for up to 26 weeks per household for workers unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they must care for a child under the age of 12 or family member because schools, day-cares or care facilities are closed due to COVID-19, or because the child or family member is sick and/or required to quarantine or is at high risk of serious health implications because of COVID-19. This benefit will be paid in one-week periods.

Learn more about the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

CSRB has been extended to November 20, 2021.

The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) will provide $500 per week (taxable, tax deducted at source) for up to a maximum of two weeks, for workers who are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they contracted COVID-19, self-isolated for reasons related to COVID-19, or have underlying conditions, are undergoing treatments or have contracted other sicknesses that, in the opinion of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, person in authority, government or public health authority, would make them more susceptible to COVID-19. This benefit will be paid in one-week periods.

Learn more about the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit


Full Details


Find Community Resources

211 and Other Community Resources

211 Community Resources

211 Ontario is your primary source of information on government and community-based social services. Services offered to respond to COVID-19 include live online chat, a comprehensive website, and phone support. Find them all here

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. Click here for Community Food Resources

Resources for Newcomers

Instructions from United Way Bruce Grey on how to use google to translate into any language, and links to specific supports for newcomers.

For media inquiries, contact Grey County's communication department, at communications@grey.ca.