September 3, 2021
COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES
SIMCOE MUSKOKA DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT - IMPORTANT UPDATES
Dr. Gardner released a letter with instructions to businesses on September 1, 2021. This letter replaces all prior letters of instruction issued by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to businesses and organizations within Simcoe and Muskoka. In addition, Dr. Gardner released recommendations for Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Policies.

PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

Beginning September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain higher-risk settings. Read the news release
LAKE OF BAYS BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

The Township continues to update business support programs and resources on our website as they are announced. Need help navigating the various programs and resources available?

Contact: Leanne Fetterley, Interim Economic Development Coordinator, lfetterley@lakeofbays.on.ca, 705-635-2272 ext. 1235
MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
THE LAKE OF BAYS SCENIC DRIVE
Once again this fall we will be promoting the Lake of Bays Scenic Drive. It’s a self-guided 80 km driving loop with stops in the charming hamlets of Baysville, Dwight, and Dorset. The Scenic Drive offers spectacular views of lakes, rock cuts, and magnificent fall colours in September and October.

A map is available on the scenic drive page on the Township website and a social media campaign will be launched on September 10 to promote the route.

This is a great tool to encourage people to support local businesses around the Township so please like/share and comment on the posts to promote YOUR business.
REMINDER: PHOTOS AVAILABLE!
In October 2019, Destination Ontario (Ontario Travel) sent a photographer and videographer to capture the beauty of Fall in Lake of Bays. Over 1100 high resolution images are available for download and use on your business or organization's website, social media and other marketing materials with photo credit to Destination Ontario.
 
Download the Photos - Thank you to Explorers' Edge for hosting the photos in their image bank for easy accessibility!
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Algonquin Fiber – Bringing High Speed Internet to Those That Really Need it.

Algonquin Fiber was launched in 2020 to provide fast, reliable and affordable internet to communities using fiber to the home technology (FTTH). Based in Dwight, this new internet service provider uses an entirely fiber optic infrastructure to deliver internet services right to the doorstep of homes and businesses. Read more in the business spotlight.

Do you want your business to be featured? Contact Leanne to book your spotlight now!
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.1235 | Email Leanne