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COVID-19 Enforcement

A number of regulations have been passed by the Province under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 and the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to limit the spread of COVID-19.

In addition, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU)’s Medical Officer of Health has the power under the Health Protection and Promotion Act to order individuals or businesses, or certain classes of people or businesses, to take or refrain from taking specific actions in respect of a communicable disease. Failure to follow these orders can result in fines or closures. Further, under the Reopening Ontario Act, the Medical Officer of Health has the authority to issue instructions to businesses and organizations to take additional measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Section 22 orders under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act and instructions issued under the Reopening Ontario Act that have been issued in response to COVID-19 by SMDHU’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Charles Gardner, are listed here.

Police and Provincial Offences Officers (such as SMDHU’s public health inspectors and tobacco enforcement officers, as well as municipal bylaw enforcement officers) are responsible for enforcing these public health measures. Offences under the Reopening Ontario Act that have been issued by the Police or Municipal Provincial Offences Officers are not listed below. The following lists the charges to-date issued by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit under the provincial Reopening Ontario Act, The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and locally-issued Class Orders:

SUMMARY OF SMDHU Enforcement Actions

Issue Date

Name of Business Organization

 Address

Municipality

 Offence(s)

Charge (fine amount) 

February 27, 2021 St. Louis Bar and Grill 1-685 University Avenue City of Orillia Part 3 ROA- Corporation – Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order To be determined
February 23, 2021  Hasty Market/Vape Mart 307 Cundles Road East City of Barrie Part 1 ROA- Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
February 12, 2021 Dollar Tree 1-25 Stonebridge Boulevard Town of Wasaga Beach Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
February 12, 2021 Pushing Inc. Tattoo Emporium 371 Mapleview Drive West City of Barrie Part 3 ROA- Corporation – Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order To be determined
February 7, 2021 Farmer's Daughter 118 Highway 60 Town of Huntsville Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
February 7, 2021 Muskoka Grocery 3391 Muskoka Street Township of Severn Part 1 ROA – Individual fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order            $750 + surcharge = $880.00
February 7, 2021 Coldwater Foodland 77 Coldwater Road Township of Severn Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order     $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
February 7, 2021 Country Style / Esso 430 Pine Street Township of Tay Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order     $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
February 7, 2021 Jamieson's General Store 653 Muskoka Road 10 Town of Huntsville Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order     $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
February 7, 2021 Mary's Lakeside Grill 656 Muskoka Road 10 Town of Huntsville Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00 
February 6, 2021 Canadian Tire

320 Bayfield Street

City of Barrie Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order     $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00 
February 6, 2021 Nick's Family Restaurant 146 Kimberley Avenue Town of Bracebridge Part 1 ROA – Individual fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order $750 + surcharge = $880.00
February 6, 2021 Zehrs 607 Cundles Road East City of Barrie Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order     $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
February 6, 2021 Joe's No Frills 165 Wellington Street West City of Barrie Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order     $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
February 6, 2021 Terry's Independent Grocer 290 First Street North Town of Gravenhurst Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order     $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
February 6, 2021 Jenka's 70 Barrieview Drive City of Barrie Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
February 6, 2021 Dollar Tree 33 Mapleview Drive  West City of Barrie Part 1 ROA – Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order     $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
January 22, 2021 M&W Press Juice Co. Limited Press Market

104A-10Keith Avenue

 

Town of Collingwood Part 1 ROA Corporation- Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order  $1000 + surcharge = $1130.00
January 15, 2021 Today's Natural Solutions

Today's Natural Solutions

Unit 4 - 460 Hume St

Town of Collingwood Part 1 ROA- Individual – Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order

$750 + surcharge =$880.00

May 6, 2020 Loretto Inn

 Loretto Inn

7994 County Road 1

 Township of Adjala-Tosorontio Part 1 EMCPA - Fail to comply with an order made during a declared emergency  $750 + surcharge = $880.00

 

Page last updated: March 1, 2021

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