We want to assure you, our community, that we are taking every precaution in light of the current circumstances of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). GBF has postponed or cancelled public events and site visits to avoid risk to public health, volunteers, and staff members. For instance, the April 25th talk and electric vehicle testing event, Energy Rights and Wrongs, Can we more right? has been moved to the Fall (date TBD). We will continue to be your environmental ally, but like so many of you, we are working from home to advance projects as possible, and all of us are practicing social-distancing. Thanks to all the frontline and essential workers who are at the forefront for all of us, and to all of you for your responsible community care.
How to protect yourself and what to do. GBF is not the authority, but these contacts may be able to help you.
Georgian Bay Forever is a charity and our mission is dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay's aquatic ecosystem. We continue to serve this mission during this pandemic. We are very concerned about you, the Georgian Bay community, but we are not the right authority for guidance or information as it relates to COVID-19. There are several organizations and governmental agencies whose responsibility it is to provide guidance in these times, or may be able to provide you with local information around closures etc. Here are some links or potential contacts to provide some assistance:
Ontario government link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus
Canadian government link: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
Check with your local municipality to see what may be open or closed.
Call your local marina to see if they are open.
Contact your local community or cottage association.
The Georgian Bay Association (GBA): https://georgianbay.ca/. The GBA also has contact information for more that 17 cottage or community associations.