IMPORTANT NOTE: Services may be impacted in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Contact agencies or programs listed on this page prior to visiting in person to receive up to date information on their services (eg. wait times, hours of operation etc…).

COVID-19 Information Sources

Site: COVID-19 Information Sources

Service: Information Sources for Barrie Community

Public Comments Reliable sources of information about the COVID-19 Pandemic: 
* City of Barrie COVID-19 Information and City of Barrie Cancellations and Updates  
* Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit 
* Ontario Ministry of Health  
* Health Canada  
* Public Health Ontario Association 
Toll-Free Phone Numbers 
* Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: 1-877-721-7520 or 705-721-7520  
* Health Canada's Coronavirus Information Line: 1-833-784-4397
Address & Map
Barrie, ON
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description (Service) March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic * information on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving

COVID-19 Symptoms

If you have cold-like/respiratory symptoms (regardless of travel history), and have not been tested for COVID-19:
* self-isolate at home for 14 days
* use Ontario Government Self-Assessment Tool to help determine if you need to seek further care
* if symptoms worsen, seek clinical assessment over the phone - either by calling your primary care provider's office or Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 * if you need additional assessment, your primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario will direct you to in-person care options
* if you are in need of urgent medical attention, call 911

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Community
* stay home to protect yourself and others
* practise physical distancing staying 2 metres from others
* avoid close contact with people outside of your immediate family
* wash hands frequently
* sneeze and cough into your sleeve
* avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

For further information, refer to the following reliable information sources:
* City of Barrie COVID-19 Information and City of Barrie Cancellations and Updates
* Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
* Ontario Ministry of Health
* Health Canada
*Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
* World Health Organization (WHO)
* Better Business Bureau Ontario COVID-19

City of Barrie COVID-19 Enforcement Line
* Members of the public can call 705-739-4241 or email : to report instances of non-compliance with the COVID-19 emergency orders, the City will investigate:
* use of City-owned amenities (including playground structures, skateparks, etc)
* gatherings of five or more in a public space
* non-essential businesses that are providing in-person services to the public
* for more information, see Enforcement Services - City of Barrie

Price Gouging Hotline * Consumers can report an individual who is price gouging by filing a complaint at 1-800-889-9768 Mon-Fri from 8:30 am-5:00 pm or by filing a report online at Price Gouging during COVID-19

Service Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government ; (40) Federal Government
Hours Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Telephone LIne: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-8 pm, Sat-Sun 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Service Barrie Phone Line: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Communicable Disease Control ~ COVID-19 ; Medical Information Services ~ COVID-19 ; Public Health Advisories ~ COVID-19

Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this database is accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive. However, Information Barrie cannot assume liability resulting from errors or omissions. Inclusion or omission of a program or service is not a comment on its quality.