As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve in the world and around our region, the health and well-being of Essa residents is our top priority.  We're all in this together - stay home if you're feeling ill, practice physical distancing to help stop the spread, and call to check in on neighbours and loved ones.​​​

The Township of Essa continues to make changes to services and programs in order to meet the measures outlined by public health officials and the Province.  Please check back for regular updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts to residents, businesses and visitors.

Reopening and Closures

In an effort to help stop the spread, the Province of Ontario has provided COVID-19 Public Health Measures and Advice under the Roadmap to Reopening

Local Health Updates

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit tracks local confirmed cases and provides information about how to stay healthy.  For details on symptoms, testing, local health clinics, vaccination(s) and more, please visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.


Find out how to book an appointment and determine who is eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine in Ontario by visiting the SMDHU website.

COVID-19 Testing and Assessment

If you're experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or if believe that you may have COVID-19, you should consider booking a COVID-19 test.  Visit Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to book an appointment, take a self-assessment and review the testing eligibility requirements.


The Government of Canada has provided information to citizens about international travel restrictions and requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Call 2-1-1 to find Local Services

2-1-1 Ontario can assist residents in finding local grocery stores and pharmacies that are open and offering delivery services.  If you need mental health support, food services, financial services or more, call 2-1-1.  It's free, confidential and available 24/7.

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