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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9917 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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​​​​​​​​​State of Emergency Declared in Essa​


Essa Residents - We MUST DO MORE! Everyone has a role to play in mitigating the risk of spreading COVID-19.  The lives of many Ontarians, including residents of Essa, depend on the actions that we take today to flatten the curve.  

Remember - we are all in this together.​​

COV​​ID-19 (aka Corona Virus)​

COVID-19 is a respiratory virus with pneumonia-like symptoms. There are confirmed cases in Canada, including Ontario. The Township of Essa is working closely with the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit, the County of Simcoe and other community partners to monitor the global situation to be as prepared as po​​ssible and respond accordingly. 

The Ministry of Health has released an Enhanced and Interactive Self Assessment Tool website that ​can be accessed h​ere.

What you Need to Know

While the risk of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is currently low for our area and there are no confirmed cases in our Township, it is good to be prepared for the potential arrival of widespread community transmission of the virus. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has information on their website about preparing for a pandemic.

Regular handwashing is the best defense against spreading illnesses, including COVID-19.

Delivery Assistance

If you are in need of groceries, pharmaceutical supplies or other services, please phone 211, email or visit ​  211 exists to connect people to urgent needs and essential services. 211 is multilingual and operates 24/7, so please call or email if you are unable to access needed supplies or services.  

211 - Grocery and Pharmaceutical Delivery Options


Be Good Neighbour​​s

Council and staff are encouraging Essa residents to be good neighbours, if you have an elderly neighbour or know of a neighbour in self-isolation, reach out to them by phone to see if they need anything.​


​Administration Centre is Closed to the Public.  Staff are onsite to take calls and return e-mails.