Community Updates

COVID-19 Update: Province Wide Shutdown

As of December 26, the province of Ontario is under a provine wide shutdown due to COVID-19. Maximum public health measures, widespread closures, and revised ways of doing businesses will be in effect for at least 28 days (January 23, 2021). You are strongly encouraged to stay home during this period of the shutdown except for essential items.

Highlights of the Province Wide Shutdown include:

  • No gatherings are permitted except for with those of your household.
  • If possible, you are encouraged to work from home.
  • Do not travel within or outside Ontario. Travel should be limited to essential reasons only.
  • No in-person indoor or outdoor dining is allowed. Restaurants must operate via drive-thru, pick-up, or delivery only.
  • Essential businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies remain open with capacity limits.
  • Non-essential businesses may only operate via curbside pick-up or delivery.
  • Personal care services (e.g. hair salons), entertaiment venues (e.g. movie theatres) and gyms will remain closed.
  • All businesses permitted to remain open must complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan and have it readily available upon request.
  • Places of worship will have a maximum capacity of 10 people both indoors and outdoors.

Useful Links:

Province Wide Shutdown Guidance and Information

COVID-19 Safety Plan

If you have further questions, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577 ext. 5020, or email:





Non-Medical Masks Mandatory in Commercial Establishments


Here's What You Need to Know!

  • Effective Monday, July 13, 2020.
  • Business owners and operators are responsible for general compliance within their business. Click here to read instructions. 
  • Not sure where to start? Review the policy with your staff. Click here for the HKPR policy template.
  • Be sure to post signs for your customers to see. See below to print the signs!
  • Check out the HKPR factsheets here and here for answers to some of your questions.
  • Still have questions? Check out the HKPR website at:

Signs for Commercial Establishments



Plans are moving forward to bring a new Wellness Centre to Coboconk!

As you have probably already heard, the Chamber has been working hard on an initative to build a Wellness Hub in Coboconk that will help to address the issues that have arisen from the closure of the Coboconk Medical Centre. 

The concept is to renovate and expand the Coboconk Train Station building, preserving that significant piece of Coboconk history, and building space for 2-3 doctors, after-hours care hours, a dentist, and other complementary practitioners such as seniors foot care, massage, physio and chiropractic care. Expanded space through new construction, new parking, and better road access are all part of the new plans. 

For more information on this project, please click here.


                                           Drive Through Banner Gallery Unveiled...

Be sure to check out our unique Drive Through Banner Gallery connecting Rosedale, Coboconk and Norland!  Local artists have volunteered their time and talents to add colour and art to our communities. Read more here... 



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