Simcoe County asking cottagers and seasonal residents to stay home

Request made to help slow the spread of COVID-19

The County of Simcoe is asking its seasonal residents to stay put.

As the warmer weather becomes more constant, cottagers, secondary homeowners, and seasonal residents are being asked to remain at your primary residence to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“It is critical that all our residents, seasonal and full-time, understand the importance of following the advice of health care experts including the recommendation for everyone to stay home to shelter in place in your primary residence,” said Warden George Cornell. “Seasonal property owners may feel inclined to return early to distance themselves from urban centres amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask seasonal property owners to carefully consider the impact that an early return will have as they make their decision.”

Those seasonal residents who have already come to Simcoe County are asked to protect this community by physically distancing and self-isolating as required.