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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Links to federal, provincial and other supports for businesses, employers and employees. 

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Current Status of COVID-19

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

Grey Bruce Public Health website

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.  

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.…/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.

Status of cases in Ontario
COVID-19 Canadian Outbreak Tracker

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.

Click here for Community Resources

TheDo (United Way)

TheDo.caIf you're looking for a way to help, or you need resources during this difficult time, visit 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

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:

  1. Keep your memberships or decline refunds

  2. Purchase gift cards to use later or shop birthday gifts early

  3. Shop online from local retailers

  4. Reschedule service appointments to later dates

  5. Order delivery when available

  6. 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.  


Do you have skills and time to share? 

Add your name to the list at TheDo to be matched to tasks and people in the community. 

TheDo website

For media inquiries, contact Rob Hatten, communications manager, at or 519-373-1592.