COVID-19 Municipal Update November 20, 2020

Posted on Friday November 20, 2020

The Town of Penetanguishene continues to monitor news and updates concerning COVID-19 in order to ensure we work to keep our community members safe.  The following update provided on November 20th is in addition to the updates provided in previous weeks here.

Ontario Supports Small Main Street Businesses with $60 Million in Funding through PPE Grant: Eligible small businesses will get one-time grants of up to $1,000.

To be eligible, your business must have two to nine employees and be in one of the following sectors:

  • Retail
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Personal and laundry services

For more information and the online application, please visit:

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum Operating Hours: The Penetanguishene Museum has returned to full operating hours. You can visit the Museum Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Please note the museum is closed each day from 12:30 PM – 1:00PM for cleaning and lunch.

North Simcoe Immunization Flu Clinic: Each year in late fall and through the winter, flu strikes. This year’s flu season is taking place at the same time as COVID-19, making it even more essential to receive your yearly flu shot.

North Simcoe Immunization Flu Clinic is currently accepting appointments over the phone, (705) 526-7804 for appointments Monday To Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Penetanguishene Memorial Community Centre Protocols: The safety and wellbeing of staff and community members is our top priority. The linked protocols have been updated and put in place based on current directives and guidance from the Province.


OPP Reporting Tool: We remind residents that OPP ask that you report allegations of non-compliance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act by phoning 1-888-310-1122 or utilizing the online reporting tool at

Fire Safety: Fire permits are not required at this time. Please remember that fires are for recreational purposes and are only permitted between 4:00 pm to midnight. Please ensure you follow all guidelines outlined here