COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus



The Town of Hanover wishes to keep residents informed of the latest news and information on the COVID-19 virus. The situation is being continually monitored to ensure we remain pro-active in taking every necessary precaution to limit the spread of the disease and health impact on the community.

We have developed a Frequently Asked Questions document for general municipal service questions. Select FAQ's to view.

The Town of Hanover recognizes the importance of communicating with our businesses and residents during this time, being a trusted resource, and helping to promote positivity and community connection. We have developed an aggressive #InThisTogetherHanover social media campaign - everyone is encouraged to use and search the hashtag when sharing on social media.  

+ Community members are asked to participate in the Positive Power Challenge! Each Wednesday morning, we will feature someone in our community doing positive things. People wishing to share or nominate someone are encouraged to comment on the Positive Power posts what they are doing and we will follow-up directly for more information. Alternatively, they can also direct message us on Facebook and Instagram or email to contribute. 

As of March 17, 2020 all Town of Hanover facilities have been closed to the public to maintain social distancing and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  Staff will continue to answer the phones during regular hours to provide information, maintain reference services and provide support for library online services. 

Please continue to check our website and social media sites for the latest information on municipal operations.

Access to accurate and current information from health professionals and government agencies is key to minimizing the potential community transmission of the virus. With that in mind, the website links below will take you to relevant agencies where you can find the most recent updates about the COVID-19 virus.

How to Self Isolate Fact Sheet

Self-isolation: Guide for caregivers, household members and close contacts

Prevent the Spread



Hanover Family Health Team –

Hanover and District Hospital –

Locally, please contact Public Health Grey Bruce at .

Public Health Ontario -

Public Health Agency of Canada -

Province of Ontario –

Govt of Canada | Travel Advice & Advisories –

World Health Organization –

Listed below are various links to government supports and information.

•  Support local today by visiting where you'll find a mapping of local businesses adapting to serve our community due to restrictions as a result of COVID-19 and that have PPE available. If you are a business, find additional resources in response to your needs due to the pandemic. 


  Hanover Economic Development Newsletter - Covid-19 Newsletter [March 2020] | Covid-19 Newsletter [April 2020] | Covid-19 Reopening Response [July 2020] 

  •  COVID-19 Business Recovery Q&A w/ MP Alex Ruff, MPP Bill Walker and Mayor Sue Paterson | May 7, 2020 Webinar

•  Grey County Economic Development - Covid-19 Business Resources

  •  Check frequently to participate in important business survey's, view the Community & Business Resiliency Map and get connected to the resources that you need. 

•  Grey Bruce Huron Strong

  An central resource for people and business. Stay Informed | Find Help | Offer Help | Support & Resources For Local Business | Things  To Do | Say Thanks. 

•  Saugeen Economic Development Cororation - Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

•  Federal Resources

  • Canada's COVID-19 Response Plan | The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

•  Provincial Assistence

  • Ontario COVID-19 Relief Measures for Your Business 

Key Information Tools: 

Regulations concerning ROE

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Government of Canada - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses  

Business Development Bank of Canada -Support for Entrepreneurs impacted by coronavirus

Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs 

Export Development Canada

Employment Insurance and Labour and Occupational Health and Safety Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada -

Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Pandemic Preparedness for Business 

World Health Organization COVID-19 -  Business and Employees