Bruce County discourages non-essential travel

In a release issued on May 14, Bruce County sent out a reminder to both residents and cottagers to continue to limit their travel plans to those that are for essential purposes, including shopping for groceries and picking up medical supplies.
The County acknowledged this can be particularly difficult, especially during times like the Victoria Day holiday this past weekend.
Grey Bruce Public Health and other agencies continue to encourage the public to enjoy the outdoors close to home and state travelling is not recommended. All Bruce County trails, and all Saugeen River access points remain closed. Many parks and beaches across Bruce County municipalities have restrictions.
Bruce County asked anyone with plans to visit the County, who is not a permanent resident, to please appreciate there is a great deal of anxiety felt in the community due to the consistent messaging from public health authorities to avoid non-essential travel. To avoid a negative experience, remember that many of the usual amenities enjoyed by visitors, including stores, beaches, trails, river access points, and services remain closed. Cottagers should bring their own provisions with them so as not to reduce further the capacity of grocery stores. Continue to practice social and physical distancing as recommended by public health officials such as maintaining a two-metre distance from others at all times, avoid crowds or gatherings of any kind and do not engage in group activities or visit popular destinations.
If a visitor develops any symptoms of illness while visiting the area, they should have an exit plan ready. Rural hospitals have limited capacity and resources, so consider where health needs can be best met.
“Our hope in Bruce County is that if we stay home and continue social distancing for this long weekend, then we may be able to enjoy a traditional Bruce County summer.” says Warden Mitch Twolan. “As much as we miss our summer residents and visitors, we will be here ready to welcome everyone back when it is safer to do so.”

Bruce County discourages non-essential travel was last modified: May 20th, 2020 by Tammy Schneider

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