COVID-19 Recovery & Resources

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As of March 8, 2021, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) region has been moved to the Red-Control level of the Province's Response Framework.

For more details on what restrictions are now in place, click here.

Also on March 1, 2021, the SMDHU opened Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics throughout Simcoe Muskoka, including at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre in Midland.

For details on who is currently eligible and how to book, please see the News & Info section below.

As of March 8, 2021, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) region has been moved to the Red-Control level of the Province's Response Framework.

For more details on what restrictions are now in place, click here.

Also on March 1, 2021, the SMDHU opened Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics throughout Simcoe Muskoka, including at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre in Midland.

For details on who is currently eligible and how to book, please see the News & Info section below.

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  • COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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    On March 1, 2021, the SMDHU opened Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics throughout Simcoe Muskoka, including at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre in Midland.

    How to book an appointment

    • For adults born in 1951 or earlier, please book online here or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-888-999-6488. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Sunday
    • Eligible phase 1 groups can pre-register through the SMDHU's website at simcoemuskokahealth.org;
    • Family members, friends, support persons, health care providers or community partners can also book appointments on behalf of eligible individuals;

    If you are 70-74 years of age, and pre-registered between Thursday March 25 and 8:30 a.m. Saturday March 27, email invitations with a booking code have been sent (check junk folder). If you did NOT receive an email with the codes, please book through the Province directly now.

    Please note – Clinics will not be open to the general public. If you attend a clinic without an appointment, you will be turned away.

    Who is currently eligible?

    The following groups may now book appointments to receive the vaccine at community clinics:

    If you are not eligible to book an appointment, you will be turned away at the community clinics.


    Who will be eligible in Phase 2 and 3

    Interval for Second Dose extended to 16 weeks

    Anyone who received their first COVID-19 immunization prior to March 10 are reminded that their second dose appointment has been cancelled and will be rebooked later.

    Second doses are now being given 16 weeks after the first dose as recommended by the National Advisory Committee for Immunization. This allows Ontario to maximize the number of people who can benefit from the strong protection provided by the first dose.

    COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics FAQs

    Vaccination Distribution Notification Alert

    Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop has launched a notification service to provide alerts via email or text with links to book your COVID-19 immunization appointment.

    Vaccination Distribution Notification Alert

  • Midland COVID-19 Assessment Centre

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    Details:

    • COVID-19 testing only.
    • By appointment only.
    • To book an appointment online, please click here
    • Call the testing centre booking desk at 705-529-1025, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Location:

    • 1156 St. Andrews Drive
    • in the clinic building located in the Georgian Bay General Hospital parking lot
    • back entrance to the building is accessible from free parking area

    Hours:

    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Closed weekends.

    You can take a self-assessment to help you decide if you need a test. After you’ve been tested, get your results online.

    You can get a test at a local testing/assessment centre if you:

    • are showing COVID-19 symptoms,
    • have been identified as a close contact, and have been informed by public health or by someone in your life who has tested positive or by an exposure notification through the COVID Alert app;
    • a resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by your local public health unit; and
    • eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

    You do not need a referral to get a test and you do not need a health card, but if you have one please bring it with you. See the Tested - Now what? (revised January 15, 2021) fact sheet for more information. See the locations of local assessment and testing centres below.

    You can get tested at a participating pharmacy if you are:

    • not showing symptoms, and are
    • eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative as determined by the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Long-term Care or public health

    This includes:

    • residents, workers or visitors of long-term care homes
    • residents or workers in homeless shelters or other congregate settings
    • international students that have passed their 14-day quarantine period
    • farm workers
    • Indigenous communities
  • Downtown business information

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