Proof of vaccination no longer required at municipal facilities

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Starting today, visitors to municipal facilities in St. Marys will no longer need to show proof of vaccination. The Town is removing its vaccine mandate to align with the Province of Ontario’s plans to ease public health restrictions.

Other public health measures - like wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing - will remain in place in Town facilities to ensure the safety of all patrons. 

Mayor Al Strathdee views the province’s decision to end proof of vaccination requirements as a positive sign and acknowledges the community’s collective effort in fighting COVID-19.

“I would like to thank all those that have done their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19,” he says. “Your actions have allowed us to take this step toward returning to normalcy.”

“I ask all visitors to be patient and respectful to our staff and to one another,” he continues. “We look forward to welcoming everyone back and remind patrons to be cautious and follow all public health guidelines in place in our facilities.”

Updates and information

Updates about COVID-19 are posted to the Town website (, Facebook page ( and Twitter account (, and shared in our weekly column in the St. Marys Independent Newspaper. Questions about COVID-19 can be directed to or 519-284-2340.

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For media inquiries:
Brett O’Reilly, Corporate Communications Manager
519-284-2340, ext. 432 |