Business owners can call police for enforcement of emergency measures in their stores

The Town of Saugeen Shores is notifying the public that the Government of Ontario has extended its emergency measures to close all outdoor recreational amenities effective as of Monday, March 30, 2020. Green spaces in parks and trails will remain open for walkthrough access, but the public must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres from others. 

In addition to the existing closures in Saugeen Shores, this new order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act will include beaches, sports fields, basketball courts and pavilions. Signage will be posted at most recreational facilities and major beach access points; however, the public is reminded that not every location can be signed but the same closures are in effect.

“We are committed to keeping residents safe and these new closures will help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau. “We recognize how quickly information is moving during this time, so we encourage the public to visit our COVID-19 updates page online for reliable, up-to-date information.”

As stated in a previous news release, the Saugeen Shores Police Service are enforcing the emergency measures in the community. If people are shopping when they need to be self-isolating, business owners can call the police for enforcement.

“Everyone in our community needs to take these measures seriously,” added Mayor Charbonneau. “Stay home if you’re feeling sick and self-isolate for 14 days if you’re back from travelling. Do not stop for groceries as you head back into town—ask family or a neighbour to pick you up the essentials and go straight home.”

If residents need support during the pandemic, the United Way encourages the public to submit a request to TheDo.ca. As well, to find resources and local services in our area, residents can call 211 for assistance.

For accurate COVID-19 information and resources from Saugeen Shores, visit www.SaugeenShores.ca/COVID-19 regularly.