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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all municipal buildings are closed to the public and all programs and events are cancelled until at least June 30.

During this crisis, we are taking our lead from the provincial and federal governments and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit and coordinate with municipal partners on our local response to the pandemic.  Here is the Framework for Reopening our Province and the Framework for Reopening our Province in Phase 3 for your information.

We will update this page as new information becomes available to keep you informed. We are also posting regular updates on social media. Follow us as well on Facebook & Twitter.

What’s Open:

  • Calvin Union Cemetery
  • Municipal Public Boat Launch on Smith Lake
  • Municipality of Calvin Landfill – As of June 23rd Summer Hours resume – namely Tuesday from 1-6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

As per Phase 2 of the Provincial Re-opening Plan:

  • Outdoor dine-in services at restaurants, bars and other establishments, including patios, curbside, parking lots and adjacent  properties.
  • Select personal and personal care services with proper health and safety measures in place, including tattoo parlours, barber  shops, hair salons and beauty salons;
  • Shopping malls under existing restrictions, including food services reopening for take-out and outdoor dining only;
  • Tour and guide services, such as bike and walking, bus and boat tours, as well as tasting and tours for wineries, breweries and distilleries;
  • Water recreational facilities such as outdoor splash pads and wading pools, and all swimming pools;
  • Beach access and additional camping at Ontario Parks;
  • Camping at private campgrounds;
  • Outdoor-only recreational facilities and training for outdoor team sports, with limits to enable physical distancing;
  • Drive-in and drive-through venues for theatres, concerts, animal attractions and cultural appreciation, such as art installations;
  • Film and television production activities, with limits to enable physical distance.
  • Weddings and funeral, with limits to the number of people allowed to attend an indoor wedding or funeral ceremony to a maximum of 30 per cent capacity of the ceremony venue.  Outdoor Ceremony will be limited to 50 attendees.


 What’s Closed:

All municipal buildings are closed to the public, including:

  •          Municipal Office
  •          Public Works Garage
  •          Calvin Community Centre
  •          Municipal Public Washrooms
  •          All Mattawa and area schools
  •          John Dixon Public Library

Outdoor Recreation Amenities remaining closed in Ontario, as directed by the Province, include:

  •          Municipal Playground

All programs cancelled until June 30 include:

  • Fitness Classes
  • All public/group/board meetings
  • In Chamber Council meetings – Council Meetings are being held Electronically at the present time. If any member of the public is interested in attending a Council Meeting, please contact the Municipal Office.

All local area events and festivals, third-party events are cancelled including:

  •          Mattawa Canada Day Festivities
  •          Mattawa Voyageur Days
  •          North Bay’s Summer in the Park
  •          Chief Commanda Cruises

We will update this page as new information becomes available to keep you informed. We are also posting regular updates on social media. Follow us as well on Facebook & Twitter.

For more news items concerning COVID-19, look at the news headlines on the left hand side for further topic updates.


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