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County welcomes move back to level Red-Control

County of Simcoe Statement

​​Midhurst/March 5, 2021 – Today's announcement by the Ontario government that Simcoe County is moving back to level Red - Control ​​comes as welcome news. This change in status recognizes the strong message that came from our business community, many residents and our municipalities that requested a balanced approached to support businesses and industry, while still safeguarding public health.

I would like to thank the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), Dr. Charles Gardner, our MPPs and the Province for taking the collective input of our regional partners into consideration. This responsible decision supports the wellbeing of our residents, and the livelihoods of so many of our small business owners and their employees.

Now is not the time to let down our guard. It is essential that we continue to follow all Public Health guidelines and respect the concerns of the SMDHU regarding variant spread and the potential impacts of a third wave. Broader vaccination is on the way, and we encourage all our residents to consider being vaccinated once it is made available to you.

Please continue to stay safe, and remember we are stronger together. ​

~ George Cornell, County of Simcoe Warden

Media Contacts

Jennifer Straw
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-790-5979 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch​
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-734-8386 (mobile)