February 19, 2021
COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES
ONTARIO COVID-19 RESPONSE FRAMEWORK
Effective Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Simcoe Muskoka is now in the Red-Control zone of Ontario's COVID-19 Response Framework. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website has updated guidance documents for businesses.

While some businesses reopen it is very important to continue to follow public health measures and stay home as much as possible. This will help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community and keep our region safe and open.
MUSKOKA BUSINESS RECOVERY FUND

The Muskoka Business Recovery Fund has funds available to help you weather the ongoing Covid-19 storm.

Eligibility: If your business was operational prior to March 1st 2020 and have been unable to qualify for current COVID-19 support programs (Canada Emergency Business Account, Wage Subsidy Programs, etc.).

Program: Support for non-deferrable operating costs (rent, utilities, wages etc.) through loans (a portion of which may be forgiven).


RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

A reminder that a list of pandemic-related resources for businesses is available on the Township website: www.lakeofbays.on.ca/covid19-business
MARKETING SUPPORT FOR YOUR BUSINESS - REMINDER
#CelebrateWinterLOB
Does your business offer outdoor recreation or activities that are available to local residents?

The Township has created a Celebrate Winter page on the Municipal website, as well as a social media campaign, to promote opportunities for safe, outdoor recreation in Lake of Bays. "Shop Local" messaging will also be included in this campaign to further support the local business community. Please contact Leanne to be included in this campaign.
LAKE OF BAYS BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT SERIES
The Business Spotlight series is a free and creative way to promote your business! Spotlights are featured on the Township’s Public Notice Board (Muskoka Region/Huntsville Forester Newspaper), municipal website, social media, and the Economic Development e-Newsletter.

Do you want your business to be featured? Contact the Interim Economic Development Coordinator at lfetterley@lakeofbays.on.ca.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Did you know the Township website includes a free community calendar? If you have an upcoming virtual event, you can promote it by creating an account and submitting your event details. If you need assistance please contact the communications team at lfetterley@lakeofbays.on.ca.

Please note that event listings are moderated and approved by the communications team. Events must be virtual. Listings are limited to events hosted by businesses or organizations located in the Township of Lake of Bays.
Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested.

Kind regards,

Leanne Fetterley

TOWNSHIP OF LAKE OF BAYS | Economic Development
Tel: 705-635-2272 ext.235 | Email Leanne