The Province said all non-essential businesses must close before midnight March 24.

The Province of Ontario declared a state of emergency March 17 and closed all, daycares, public libraries, theatres, cinemas, convert venues and indoor recreation facilities until at least March 31. Bars and restaurants can remain open only to provide takeout and delivery.


Thrift Warehouse Haliburton/Bancroft – closed

The SIRCH office at 49 Maple Ave and SIRCH Central at 2 Victoria Street in Haliburton – closed to the public


CAPC/CPNP participants will be supported by phone and text

Catering for a Cause – cancelled

The Community Kitchen is working with the health unit to be able to safely increase their numbers of free frozen meals. Their intent is to continue to supply the food banks, and a plan to allow people to pick up frozen meals at SIRCH Central during limited hours on Saturdays and Sundays starting March 28. That will be done without contact with those picking up.

Ready for Retail – cancelled. A decision on Cook It Up is pending.

OSGA-55+ District 11’s 2020 summer games – cancelled

DOC(K) Day has been postponed from April 4. Purchased tickets will be refunded in that manner they were bought. As of now, April’s movie, Knives Out, is cancelled and a decision on reimbursement will be announced shortly.

HALIBURTON COUNTY FAIR The Minden Agricultural Society, sponsor of the Haliburton County Fair, in the interest of prudence and public safety, has decided to cancel the 2020 Fair that was scheduled to be held on June 13 at the Minden Fairgrounds.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – Haliburton Wednesday night bingo is cancelled for now

WILD GAME DINNER – postponed

ONTARIO PARKS – including programming and visitor centres

SLEEPING IN CARS is cancelled for this year as municipal building will not be accessible.

ULINKS has cancel’ed this year’s Celebration of Research event that was to be held on Saturday, March 28th.

DOMINION HOTEL has postponed the Jane Sibery concert

ABBEY GARDENS has cancelled its March Break programming.

HHHS has announced the cancellation of several of its programs until further notice. They include: diabetes self-management education workshops; balanced fitness and falls prevention; adult day program; grief support group; social recreation drop-in programs; diner’s clubs; cancer support group and gatherings of volunteers, community education sessions etc.

Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce is postponing its upcoming events in April, May and June, or until further information is received from public health officials.

This includes its annual Business and Community Achievement Awards until a later date.

The Chamber remains open for business, and encourages everyone to utilize emails or telephone calls over in-person meetings with them until further notice.

Haliburton County Public Library branches and administration centre are closed through April 6. People with items are asked to hold onto them until branches re-open and all overdue fines are waived.

The Highlands Little Theatre has postponed its play – Vintage Hitchcock Production – scheduled to begin March 31.

Trillium Lakelands District School Board will have all its schools closed through April 5, two weeks after March break, by provincial mandate.

Haliburton Wee Care is closed through April 5.

Fleming College suspended all of its classes starting at noon March 13 at all campuses, including the Haliburton School of Art and Design.

As of March 17, campuses and college buildings are closed with restricted access.

The college will deliver classes in online or alternative formats for the remainder of the winter semester.

The County of Haliburton is closing its administrative office to the public as of March 17. Staff are still working and will respond to messages. Regular council meetings are suspended.

Algonquin Highlands has closed its administrative office on North Shore Road to the public.

The building/bylaw and planning departments will continue operations, but interaction with staff is limited to appointment only. Inspections will continue with appropriate distancing and hygiene protocols. Application forms can be found online. The public is asked to consider the urgency of a request or application.

The municipality is unable to accept cash or debit payments at this time. Tax payments can be made by cheque deposited at the township office or mailed, through online and telephone banking or at your financial branch.

The Water Trails office is closed to the public. Recreation centres remain closed. Equipment rentals are not available. Trails remain open.

The municipal airport terminal building is also closed, though regular aviation operations continue.

The community centres (and all programming and events), in Stanhope, Dorset and Oxtongue Lake until further notice, including the fitness centre at the Dorset Recreation Centre are closed.

Meetings by committees of council are suspended until further notice with the exception of the Committee of Adjustment.

Highlands East is has declared a state of emergency closing all municipal offices, sub-offices and facilities to the public until further notice.

All meetings and events scheduled in municipal buildings are cancelled or postponed, including those at the Lloyd Watson Centre, Robert McCausland Memorial Community Centre, the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena, and the Cardiff and Highland Grove community centres. This includes regularly scheduled council and committee meetings.

Landfill sites remain open.

Minden Hills had declared a state of emergency.

All community programming, events and meetings scheduled within Municipal buildings and facilities are postponed until April 5.

Closure beyond this period will be determined as the situation evolves.

The Cultural Centre, Nature’s Place, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden Hills Museum, Welsh Room and Community Centers (S.G. Nesbitt, Irondale and Lochlin) will be closed to the public and all programing postponed. The Minden Hills Fire Hall will also be closed to the public.

Municipal offices are closed to the public.

Landfill sites are open but will only accepted bagged household waste and recycling.

Dysart et al has closed A.J. LaRue Arena, the Haliburton Highlands Museum, the West Guilford Community Centre and the Harcourt Community Centre until further notice.

Municipal offices are closed to the public.

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