This page is a resource for up-to-date information on facilities, programs and services that may be impacted as a result of containment measures the Municipality has put in place to try and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Information from Health Officials may change and in turn may impact our operations.

This page will be updated regularly. 

Vaccination Information

Currently, Durham Region’s mass immunization clinics are booking appointments for individuals 12 and over and must be 12 years old on the date of the appointment. Vaccination appointments are subject to vaccine supplies controlled by the province. To book appointments visit www.durham.ca/vaccineappointment or call 1-888-444-5113.

Book a Vaccination Appointment with Durham Region

 Vaccination Clinic Schedule for Scugog

Clinic hours are 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Scugog Community Recreation Centre clinic dates are listed below: 

1655 Reach St. Port Perry, L9L 1P2

July 2021

Sunday, July 18

Wednesday, July 21

Thursday, July 22

Sunday, July 25

Monday, July 26

August 2021

Thursday, August 5 - 12 + Clinic

Friday, August 6

Saturday, August 7

Wednesday, August 11

Thursday, August 12

Sunday, August 15

Monday, August 16

Friday, August 27

Saturday, August 28

September 2021

Wednesday, September 1

Thursday, September 2

Sunday, September 5

Monday, September 6

Friday, September 17

Saturday, September 18

Wednesday, September 22

Thursday, September 23

Sunday, September 26

Monday, September 27 

October 2021

Friday, October 8

Saturday, October 9

Wednesday, October 13

Thursday, October 14

Sunday, October 17

Monday, October 18

Friday, October 29

Saturday, October 30

November 2021

Wednesday, November 3

Thursday, November 4

Sunday, November 7

 

Visit the Durham Region COVID-19 Vaccines page for updates on the implementation plan

 

Medical Associates of Port Perry Vaccination Clinic

Effective Monday, May 31, COVID Vaccination Clinics are open to anyone 18+ in Durham Region.  Appointments can be booked online at www.portperrymedical.ca 

 Durham Region COVID-19 Vaccination Transportation Options

Several free or low-cost transportation options are available to individuals looking to attend a vaccination clinic within Durham Region, if transportation is a barrier.

See transportation options for Durham Region COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics 

AstraZeneca vaccine 

Second dose for AstraZeneca

The Health Department does not have AstraZeneca vaccine.

Clients who received a first dose of AstraZeneca have the following second dose booking options. Your appointment must be at least eight weeks after your first dose:

  1. Clients who received a first dose of AstraZeneca can book an appointment to receive AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) at a health care provider or pharmacy.
  2. Clients who received a first dose of AstraZeneca can book an appointment to receive an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) at a Health Department clinic.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts and FAQ's

Durham Region Health Departments Facts and FAQ's on the COVID-19 vaccine

Durham Region Health Department Debunking the Myths on the COVID-19 vaccine 

 

FAQ's for the Provincial Emergency 


What are the gathering limits for organized public events and social gatherings?
  • Indoors: gatherings limited to 25 people 
  • Outdoors:  gatherings limited to 100 people if not from the same household
When do employees need to wear a non-medical face mask or face covering?
Employees performing work for the business or the organization in an indoor area that is accessible to the public, must wear a mask or face covering in a manner that covers the nose, mouth and chin. Employees must also wear a mask when working behind a plexiglass barrier and in areas that are not accessible to the public when 2 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Do employees need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE)?
Yes, when staff are working within 2 metres of someone not wearing a mask or face covering and are not separated by a plexiglass barrier, they must wear PPE that protects a person’s eyes, nose and mouth. PPE may include eye protection/face shield and a medical/procedure mask etc.
When do masks/face coverings need to be worn by individuals?
Individuals are required to wear a mask or face covering in the indoor areas of businesses or organizations that are open. Wearing a mask or face covering is also recommended outdoors when 2 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained or when passing by others.
Do businesses and organizations have to conduct screening of employees and/or visitors?

Every person who works at the business or organization and essential visitors (e.g. individuals providing a service in the establishment who are not employees in the workplace such as delivery and maintenance people) must be actively screened before they enter the premises. The province has created a screening tool that can be used to screen workers.
All businesses and organizations must post signs at all entrances to the premises in a conspicuous location visible to the public, that inform individuals on how to screen themselves for COVID-19 prior to entering the premises. 
Region of Durham Community and Reopening Tool Kit includes Signage and Resources. 
For businesses and/or organizations that are required to actively screen patrons and/or customers the Province has developed a tool that can be used.

What businesses and organizations are required to actively screen patrons before entry into the facility?

The following businesses and organizations are required to actively screen patrons before entry:

  • Indoor malls
  • Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments (not required for take-out, drive through or delivery) 
  • Sport and recreational fitness facilities
  • Meeting and event spaces
  • Personal care services
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments.
What is active screening as it pertains to COVID-19?
Active screening is a method to ensure people are not at risk or exhibiting symptoms or COVID-19 in determining if a person may enter the facility. Active screening can be done by telephone, app, questionnaire, interview etc.
What is a safety plan?

A safety plan is designed to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission within the facility. A safety plan should include:

  • Screening people who enter the facility.
  • Supporting self-isolation for workers with symptoms and workers who are close contacts of COVID-19 cases.
  • Ensuring people maintain a physical distance of 2 metres or more.
  • Having workers, clients and visitors wear masks.
  • Disinfecting surfaces and objects.
  • Supporting hand hygiene, particularly handwashing.
  • Reminding workers about good cough and sneeze etiquette and to avoid touching their face.
  • Working with the local public health unit if any workers have COVID-19 or are exposed to someone with COVID-19.
What are the additional requirements for the safety plan?
  • A safety plan must be in writing and be made available to any person for review based on a request.
  • A copy of the safety plan must be posted in a conspicuous place where it can be viewed by staff and patrons.
 Is there a safety plan template?

Yes, a template is available on the Provincial website.

The Health Department has created a COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan resource.

 

 Provincial Information and Supports

Ontario Regulation-Step 2

Provincial summary of latest public health measures, advice and restrictions in Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen

Ontario Vaccine Rollout Plan

Ontario Building On Supports for Employers During COVID-19 | Ontario Newsroom

Mental health, wellness and addictions support

Scugog continues to deliver services during COVID-19 

Select Municipal in person services available by appointment only and increased capacity for recreation amenities and facilities in Step 3

Scugog – Effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 16 the province entered Step 3 of the Reopening Plan. The plan provides guidance for small businesses, retail and restaurant sector. Indoor gathering thresholds, outdoor recreation amenities have increased. Indoor social gatherings and organized public events are permitted with capacity limits. Masks must be worn and physical distancing must be maintained.

Scugog municipal services will continue to be offered by phone or virtually and the document drop box remains available. Effective August 3, select municipal administration services will be available in person by appointment only. To connect with staff, please use the staff directory at scugog.ca/contact or call 905-985-7346 for assistance.

Below is a list of service changes and updates:

Municipal Office - 181 Perry Street

  • Effective August 3, select municipal in person services available by appointment only (no walk-ins).
  • Municipal services include but are not limited to: Clerks Services, Finance and Tax, Development and Planning, By-law and Public Works

Virtual services remain the preferred option visit scugog.ca/covid19 for more details. 

Fire Administration Services – 30 Crandell Street

  • Effective August 3, open by appointment only (no walk-ins).

Outdoor sports and recreational amenities

  • Includes: splash pad, ball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, skateparks and disc golf course
  • Outdoor capacity is 75%
  • Outdoor spectators must wear a mask if they are closer than 2m from anyone outside of their household
  • Tournaments will be permitted at Carolyn Best Diamonds only – no tournaments at Joe Fowler North and South or Seagrave
  • Public engaged in sport or games do not required to be masked
  • No modification of the sport required
  • All leagues must provide their safety plan and to the Township prior to booking approval
  • Active screening and contact tracing is the responsibility of the user group or organization

Special Outdoor Events (Park bookings)

  • Maximum occupancy for outdoor events not to exceed 75% capacity
  • Exclusive use of the park requires approval from council
  • Organizers are reminded to obtain permits for park use such as family barbeques, gazebo usage and picnic shelters
  • Permit and safety plan required to finalize booking
  • Organizers must demonstrate control attendance with a defined entrance and exit
  • Active screening and contact tracing is the responsibility of the user group or organization

Scugog Community and Recreation Centre (SCRC)

  • Recreation programming will resume indoors with a capacity of 50%
  • Ice bookings resume August 30 and additional recreation programming anticipated to begin in September
  • Public will be actively screened when entering the facility and name and contact information will be recorded for contact tracing as per public health requirements
  • Areas will be used to facilitate the vaccination clinic as well as heat emergency cooling station may be permitted as required

Meeting Rooms and Community Halls

  • Open for rentals with indoor capacity of 50%, capacity limits will be posted
  • Masks required indoors
  • Space must be configured with patrons seated at different tables separated by at least 2m unless from the same household
  • Active screening and contact tracing is the responsibility of the user group or organization

Wedding and Religious Ceremonies

  • Permitted with restrictions

Scugog Shores Museum and Village

  • Open for tours of the museum village Wednesday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Capacity limits – 75% outdoors, 50% indoors – masks required indoors

Scugog Memorial Public Library

  • Full access to library building, bookshelves, computers and printers
  • Total number of people in the building at any one time must not exceed 50% capacity
  • Reduced operating hours retained throughout the summer
  • Room bookings limited to study rooms (2 person limit)
  • Programs will continue to be offered via Facebook and YouTube
  • Kent Farndale Gallery remains closed to the public until September

For more information please visit: www.scugoglibrary.ca.

The Township of Scugog continues to follow provincial and regional guidelines as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific information regarding each facility reopening and what you can expect will be available at scugog.ca/covid19.

Keep up to date by following our social media channels on Twitter @TwpofScugog and on Facebook @TownshipOfScugog.

Reopening Ontario has more information on the Roadmap to reopen.

Scugog services and additional recreation amenities begin to reopen in Step 2

Scugog – As of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30 the province entered Step 2 of the Reopening Plan. The plan provides guidance for small businesses, retail and restaurant sector. Please safely support your local shops and restaurants by continuing to follow the health guidelines, wear a mask, maintain 2m (6 ft.) physical distance, sanitize your hands often and be kind to those serving in the community.


In Step 2, Municipal administration services will be available by appointment only beginning July 12. Services will also continue to be offered by phone or virtually and the document drop box remains available. To connect with staff please use the staff directory at scugog.ca/contact. Service level changes and additional openings will be communicated in the coming weeks as Regional Health vaccination thresholds are reached.

Outdoor gatherings and use of recreation amenities are limited to 25 people. Indoor social gatherings and organized public events are limited to 5 people. Masks must be worn and physical distancing must be maintained.

Below is a list of service level changes for Step 2:

 

Municipal Office - 181 Perry Street

  • As of July 12, open by appointment only (no walk-ins) for Clerk services such as Marriage Licences, Commissions and Freedom of Information requests.

Virtual services remain the preferred option visit scugog.ca/covid19 for more details. 

 

Outdoor sports and recreational amenities – Up to 25 people

  • Soccer fields and ball diamonds may be used for personal or organized team play with restrictions
  • Spectator capacity on bleachers is reduced to 25%
  • All leagues must provide their safety plan to the Township prior to booking approval
  • Players must be residents from the Region of Durham or City of Kawartha Lakes
  • No tournaments in Step 2
  • Park n Play requires preregistration as each session is limited to 20 participants
  • Outdoor fitness classes are permitted up to 25 people

Special Outdoor Events (Park bookings)

  • Permitted with limitation of 25 persons in attendance
  • Exclusive use of the park requires approval from council
  • Organizers are reminded to obtain permits for park use such as family barbeques, gazebo usage and picnic shelters

Scugog Community and Recreation Centre (SCRC)

  • The SCRC will open for camps July 5. In addition to camps, other recreation areas will be used to facilitate the vaccination clinic as well as heat emergency cooling station may be permitted as required

Meeting Rooms

  • Closed with the exception of the purpose of delivering or supporting mental health support services or addictions support services, so long as no more than 10 people are permitted to occupy the rented space

Wedding and Religious Ceremonies

  • Permitted with restrictions

Community Halls

  • Permitted for use with restrictions for time of rental, how many seated per table and alcohol consumption
  • Prince Albert Hall – expected to continue use as a COVID-19 screening centre until 2022

Scugog Summer Camp – Begins July 5

  • Number of campers limited to four to six cohorts at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre and one to two cohorts offsite
  • Each cohort to consist of 10 to 15 campers and 2 staff to allow for break coverage and additional cleaning and sanitizing
  • Staff will be trained and practice infection prevention and control prevention measures such as cleaning and disinfecting toys, equipment and frequently touched items (e.g. doorknobs, water fountains, toilets, etc.)
  • No day trip outings
  • Encourage physical distancing between camp participants, parents/ guardians and camp participants
  • Ensure spaces shared by cohorts (e.g. washrooms) are cleaned and disinfected before and after use

Scugog Shores Museum and Village

  • Permitted to open for outdoor activities only with restrictions

Scugog Memorial Public Library

  • Full access to library building, bookshelves, computers and printers
  • Total number of people in the building at any one time must not exceed 25% capacity
  • Reduced operating hours retained throughout the summer
  • Room bookings limited to study rooms (2 person limit)
  • Programs will continue to be offered via Facebook and YouTube
  • Kent Farndale Gallery remains closed to the public until September

For more information please visit: www.scugoglibrary.ca.

Reopening Ontario has more information on the Roadmap to reopen.

Municipal Office - Open by appointment only, virtual preferred

  • Effective August 3, select municipal in person services available by appointment only (no walk-ins).
  • Municipal services include but are not limited to: Clerks Services, Finance and Tax, Development and Planning, By-law and Public Works
  • All services are available via telephone, email and/or electronic meeting. Please email or phone the department contact to make arrangements

  • No one is permitted to enter the building unless they have an appointment  
  • Online payment options remain available
  • Drop-box and online payment options remain available
  • Lobby washrooms remain closed
  • Marriage License and Commissioner of Oath request services are limited to Scugog residents at this time. This will be reviewed when there is a change to the provincial shutdown restrictions
  • All inspection requests for occupied buildings will be postponed to a later date
  • All structural inspections on unoccupied buildings will be inspected on site with only the inspector in the building

 Fire Administration - Open by appointment only, virtual preferred

  • All front counter services are available by telephone, email and/or electronic meeting. Please email or phone the department contact to make arrangements
  • The Fire Department will still be responding to all emergencies during this time
  • Both stations are closed to the public
  • Ontario Fire Code enforcement inspections must take into consideration occupancy risk and inspector safety prior to scheduling an appointment. Virtual inspections are preferred
  • Fire and Life Safety presentations and fire station tours are available to be delivered virtually upon request
  • Meeting rooms are closed
  • Visitors must have an appointment and are limited to contractors providing maintenance or service

Visit the Fire and Emergency Services page for fire protection, prevention and emergency planning information 

Scugog Community and Recreation Centre - No public access

  • Recreation programming will resume indoors with a capacity of 50%
  • Ice bookings resume August 30 and additional recreation programming anticipated to begin in September
  • Public will be actively screened when entering the facility and name and contact information will be recorded for contact tracing as per public health requirements
  • Areas will be used to facilitate the vaccination clinic as well as heat emergency cooling station may be permitted as required 

Blackstock Recreation Complex - Arena closed for 2021 ice season

The Blackstock Arena, at 3440 Church Street in Blackstock, will remain closed for the 2021 ice season due to lack of ice demands and physical distancing challenges in the facility. 

For questions or additional information please contact recreation@scugog.ca 

Community Halls and Meeting Spaces - Accepting Bookings

  • Open for rentals with indoor capacity of 50%, capacity limits will be posted
  • Masks required indoors
  • Space must be configured with patrons seated at different tables separated by at least 2m unless from the same household
  • Active screening and contact tracing is the responsibility of the user group or organization

For information regarding community hall bookings please email recreation@scugog.ca

Outdoor Recreation Amenities - Open

Recreational areas are open for use for leisure and exercise. We ask that residents please continue to follow the health guidelines. When using these areas, masks are recommended especially when passing by others and please maintain a social distance of 2 metres or 6 feet when not from the same household. Portable toilets will be made available along the waterfront.  Recreation amenities that will open include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Birdseye Pool 
  • Splash Pad
  • Parks and Trails
  • Playgrounds
  • Off leash dog park
  • Skate Parks
  • Green Space and Soccer Fields
  • Basketball and Tennis Courts
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Outdoor Fitness equipment
  • Boat Launch
  • Fishing areas

Scugog staff, restaurant, grocery and small business owners continue to serve you. Please remember to be kind to those volunteering or serving in the community. If you have questions regarding recreation amenities, please contact us at mail@scugog.ca or by calling 905-985-7346. 

Scugog Memorial Public Library - Full Access

  • Full access to library building, bookshelves, computers and printers
  • Total number of people in the building at any one time must not exceed 25% capacity
  • Reduced operating hours retained throughout the summer
  • Room bookings limited to study rooms (2 person limit)
  • Programs will continue to be offered via Facebook and YouTube
  • Kent Farndale Gallery remains closed to the public until September
  • Contactless pickup service is available
  • If you prefer to continue using our Contactless Pickup service to receive your holds or print jobs, please let staff know when they call to inform you that you have an item waiting. Please click here for more information: http://www.scugoglibrary.ca/contactless-pickup.
  • Returned materials are quarantined before recirculating

 

For the complete list of what you can expect when visiting the library, visit www.scugoglibrary.ca.

Animal Shelter

The Animal Shelter is currently closed to the general public.  Public access is limited to pet owners retrieving impounded animals and stray animal drop-off.  Please call ahead to arrange.  The shelter is still staffed to provide care for animals and Animal Control Officers are available to respond to urgent matters.

Public access is limited to pet owners retrieving impounded animals and stray animal drop-off.  Please call Animal Control if you are in need of assistance.

 Township of Scugog Services at the Municipal Office (181 Perry St. Port Perry)

 Making Payments for Invoices and Taxes

 Tax Payments may be made through the following options:

  • Township Office, drop box (drop box; cheque only, please include roll# and/or address)
  • Online banking
  • Telephone banking
  • Pre-authorized payment (PAP)
  • Credit card payments – via a third party provider (see Scugog website)
  • By mail
  • Payments can also be made at your financial institution

Invoice Payments

  • Payments can be made at the Township Office in person or by using the drop box (drop box; cheque only please include invoice number)  

Municipal Law Enforcement Protocol for COVID-19

Municipal Law Enforcement Officers have expanded authority to enforce Emergency Orders issued under the Province’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Our Officers will work closely with Durham Regional Police to patrol the municipality and address issues and concerns related to the Province’s Emergency Orders. 

Please be aware that failing to comply with any of the emergency orders is an offence under the 
Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and subject to fines and/or jail time.  Individuals are also required to accurately identify themselves to any person exercising a power under the Act.  Failure to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750.

Municipal Law Enforcement staff are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to assist with Covid-19 issues/concerns.  You can report a violation of the Emergency Orders to the Township through our online portal (Report a complaint) or by calling 905-985-7346 ext. 121, or to Durham Regional Police at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5802.

Building Inspections

All structural inspections on unoccupied buildings will be inspected on site with only the inspector in the building. All required paperwork for the inspection shall be emailed to the inspector prior to the inspection.

  • All inspections shall be accompanied by a signed COVID checklist and shall be signed by both the inspector and the permit holder.
  • All inspection requests for occupied buildings will be postponed to a later date.
  • All structural inspections on unoccupied buildings will be inspected on site with only the inspector in the building. All required paperwork for the inspection shall be emailed to the inspector prior to the inspection.
  • Any enclosed unoccupied buildings required to have an insulation, plumbing or HVAC inspection will be inspected with only the inspector in the building.
  • All outdoor inspections will be performed on site and all participants shall follow the provincial mandated COVID precautions.
  • At no time shall documents be received on site. All inspection reports shall be emailed to the applicant.
  • All sites shall have clear and safe access for the inspectors and shall follow the occupational health and safety act regulations.
  • All scheduling inspection requests should be made 96 hours in advance when possible.

Please note any failure to follow the instructions of the province, building inspector or the provisions of the Ontario Health and Safety Act will result in the immediate termination of the inspection.

The Township of Scugog Building Department is taking every precaution to protect our staff and the public while trying to provide our essential services. We understand the needs of the residents in Township of Scugog and thank all who are following the provincial requirements.

All inspection requests will continue to be scheduled through the Development Services Associate at building@scugog.ca  or by calling the Municipal Office at 905-985-7346 ext. 169.

 Region of Durham COVID-19 Information and Updates

Durham Region Public Health Information

Class Order issued by Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Kyle on April 7, 2020
The Health Protection and Promotion Act authorizes the Medical Officer of Health to make a class order to address the risks presented by the potential spread of COVID-19 to residents of Durham Region. 

Based on the continuing increase in the number of people contracting COVID-19 in Durham Region, and experiences in similar cities around the world, this is a targeted mandatory measure that will strengthen our ability to reduce the loss of life from COVID-19 and preserve and protect the capacity of our health care system to respond and to provide care for those who need it. While most people who have or may have COVID-19, as well as their close contacts, have been compliant with instructions from public health authorities to self-isolate, there are individuals who do not take these measures seriously enough. This class order is a legal tool to help us ensure that everyone who needs to, complies with the direction to self-isolate. 

Status of Cases 

There is increasing evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 in Durham Region. This means that the virus is spreading in the community.

The Health Department recommends that anyone who has mild cold or respiratory symptoms, such as a new cough, or sore throat be tested for COVID-19 and should self-isolate at home until while awaiting results.

If you develop worsening symptoms (fever, new or worsening cough or difficulty breathing) continue to self-isolate and seek clinical assessment using one of these four options:
  1. Complete an online self-assessment.
  2. Contact Durham Health Connection Line 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729.
  3. Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
  4. Contact your primary care provider by phone.

The Durham Region Public Health Department is actively following up with all close contacts of positive cases. Individuals who were not in direct or close contact with the cases are not considered at risk of being infected. 

Status of Cases in Durham Region updated daily.

DRPS Protocol for COVID-19  

In Durham, we have a centralized response to complaints regarding Social Distancing and violations of the Emergency Measures in place for COVID-19 and a dedicated enforcement team tasked with dealing with these issues. While we welcome these complaints and reports in any forum, please be aware that we will be forwarding your concerns and issues to the COVID team for action, as directed by our Emergency Operations Centre.

Information for Businesses on Compliance 

Call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659 for clarification whether a situation falls under the non-compliance orders. Assistance is available Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information visit: ontario.ca/stopthespread.

Report non-compliant residents and businesses

  • Online at www.drps.ca under Online Services - Community Concerns 
  • By phone using the non-emergency line at 1-888-579-1520

The DRPS will endeavor to respond to these calls in a timely manner, however, their focus continues to be on emergency calls for service.

Report Price Gouging 

Reports regarding price gouging must go directly to the Province of Ontario. File a complaint at 1-800-889-9768 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, or file a report online here

COVID-19 Business Resources

Information for Businesses on Compliance 

 

COVID-19 Guidance and Advice for Businesses and Organizations

  • Additional sector specific infographics for Activities/Studios, Outdoor Recreational Amenities & Sport, Restaurants & Bars, Retail) located through the above link.

 

Call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659 for clarification whether a situation falls under the non-compliance orders. Assistance is available Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information visit: ontario.ca/stopthespread.

Need Answers to Small Business Health and Safety Questions?

Resources on Government Programs, Services and Supports for Businesses

There are resources and information for businesses in Durham Region regarding government programs, services and supports available during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is updated at least daily. investdurham.ca/covidresponse

Government Educational Resources 

Health and Safety Guidance and Resources

Please use official sources of information if you have questions
about COVID-19

Are you feeling unwell?

If you develop worsening symptoms (fever, new or worsening cough or difficulty breathing) continue to self-isolate and seek clinical assessment using one of these four options:

  1. Complete an online self-assessment.
  2. Complete an online registration form with Lakeridge Health for a COVID-19 screening and assessment
  3. Contact Durham Health Connection Line 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729.
  4. Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
  5. Contact your primary care provider by phone. 

COVID-19 Virus Facts and FAQ's 

Facts about the COVID-19 virus, variants of concern (VOC), self monitoring, testing, outbreaks and more can be found through the Durham Region Health Departments COVID-19 Facts and FAQ's.

Previous Public Notices and Service Announcements related to COVID-19

Vaccination Eligibility Expands to Age 12+ effective May 23 at 8:00 a.m.

Outdoor Recreational Amenities Open in Scugog on May 22, 2021

By-Law temporarily suspends zoning restrictions to allow boats to be stored on private driveways

Gearing up for the season: Hockey Gear and Car Seats
Fall Recreation Programs will open for Registration beginning September 4 at 7 A.M.

COVID-19 Public Notice #19 - COVID-19 leads Township to cancel 2020 Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

COVID-19 Public Notice #18 - Scugog continues stage 3 openings with additional amenities at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre
Queen Street four week Pedestrian Pilot has come to an end

North Durham COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens in Scugog August 4

Scugog Moving to Stage 3, beginning with playgrounds, Friday, July 24. Palmer Park playground will remain closed until after Labour Day

Township of Scugog will launch pedestrian area project on Queen Street Saturdays and Sundays this summer

Cooling Cenre to be opened in Port Perry over the weekend

PSA: Rules for Public use of the Port Perry Government Pier in Scugog

COVID-19 Update - Phase 2 reopening of facilities and modified programs beginning the week of July 13, 2020
COVID-19 Update - Virtual Canada Day - Celebrate Canada Day the Durham Way

COVID-19 Public Notice #15 - Scugog suspends traditional summer camps and programs

COVID-19 Public Notice #14 - Scugog reopening park green spaces and limited recreational amenities

COVID-19 Public Notice #13 - Township Public Boat Launches will reopen for Victoria Day Weekend

COVID-19 Public Notice #12 - Sale of fireworks in Scugog by essential business locations will be permitted. Public or neighbourhood firework displays are not permitted

Mayor Drew provides words of encouragement, thanks and an updates on Scugog's response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Update #11: Scugog Shores Museum Village and Archives is seeking the Public’s Help to Document the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Public Notice #10 - Scugog Extends closure of public facilities, postpones programs and cancels events until July 3, 2020

COVID-19 Public Notice #9 - By-Law temporarily suspends zoning restrictions to allow boats to be stored on private driveways

COVID-19 Public Notice #8 - Scugog extends closures and cancellations until further notice

COVID-19 News Release Scugog Declares State of Municipal Emergency

COVID-19 Public Notice #7 - Province orders all outdoor recreational amenities across Ontario close

COVID-19 Public Notice #6 - Information and Resources for Snowbirds and Returning Travellers 

COVID-19 Public Notice #5- Scugog Emergency Operations in Effect

Public Statement from Mayor Drew regarding COVID-19, March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Public Notice #4 - Scugog to waive tax penalties and interest

COVID-19 Public Notice #3 - Safety warning for playgrounds and dog park

Public Statement from Mayor Drew regarding Scugog COVID-19 response

COVID-19 Public Notice #2 - Scugog Municipal Office closed to the public effective immediately

 Official Government Websites