Stanley's Blog

Monday, May 11, 2020

May 11 Covid 19 update

Well it has been a bitter cold Monday, with a bone chilling strong north wind blowing all day. I guess it is all fitting with the announcements that Ontario has made today. The Ontario government has extended their Emergency Order till June 2nd. This Emergency Order effectively prevents us from opening, even though the border may re-open earlier than that. So what does that mean for you? Well if you have reservations to arrive before June 2nd, then those will unfortunately have to be canceled.  I can't say we are all surprised here in Ontario. The Premier all along has told us it will be a long and slow process.  If you are one of those early arriving guests prior to June 2nd, we do have many openings now through late spring and into the summer or fall if you we considering pushing your trip to a later date in the season. Check the online availability or contact us anytime.

So where do we go from here....We'll we are on the path to opening in Ontario, but it is slow. Our daily numbers of new cases is dropping, I believe we were under 300 for the entire province of 14.5 million the other day, compared to say Illinois which saw 1600 new cases for a population of 12.7 million. Ontario's has had 20,500 confirmed cases where as Illinois has seen  79,000 cases. We still have zero active cases right here in our district.

So what are my thoughts about what is next? I personally think that the extension of the Emergency Order to June 2nd, may be the last extension that we see. I am hopeful also that the border would open on it's set date as well. It would be one less hurdle that we have to deal with once Ontario decides that our business sector can open. That is my personal assessment, and as always there are tons of scientific & political factors that sway all these decisions. I have been completely caught off guard by some of the decisions, made, I am sure it could happen again.

Well not the news that we were all looking for, but ultimately your health and safety is the most important thing.

Stay safe everyone!