Marathon Resident Information

The Town’s critical and essential services, including fire services, drinking water & wastewater treatment, snow clearing, and essential front counter customer services will continue. The Town will isolate critical Staff so to ensure the continuation of essential services.

Our phone lines will remain open from 8:00am- 4:30pm Monday-Friday 807-229-1340 and email and we encourage residents reach out if they have questions. A drop box outside of Town Hall is available to drop off documents.  Residents are encouraged to delay any non-essential business or to consider conducting business online or by phone, where possible. Please call the Town Hall at 229-1340 to schedule an appointment if you require services that cannot be done over the phone or by email. 

Bag Tags are available at Circle K, SPG, and Canadian Tire and residential garbage pickup will continue as normal.


Recreation & Vaccine Policy FAQ’s:

Who is considered fully vaccinated?
People are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the full series of a COVID 19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada. They must have received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated.
What can I show as proof of identification?

Identification documents that may be used as proof of identification include:

✅ Birth certificate

✅ Citizenship card

✅ Driver’s licence

✅ Government (Ontario or other) issued identification card, including health card

✅ Indian Status Card /Indigenous Membership Card (expired cards also accepted)

✅ Passport

✅ Permanent Resident card.

Validation of identification is considered to have been completed/successful when the name and date of birth of the presenter of the vaccination receipt and the name and date of birth on the identification document match. If the name and date of birth on both documents do not match, the individual will not be allowed to enter the business or organization.

 How can I get my proof of vaccination?
 Receipts are available:

-for first and second doses received in Ontario (once you get them)

-regardless of where you were vaccinated (for example, at a mass immunization clinic, hospital, pharmacy or primary care setting)


To log in and get your receipt, you will need:

a green photo health (OHIP) card(you will need numbers from both the front and back of the card, expired cards will be accepted)

your date of birth

your postal code (the one associated with your health card)

Vaccine receipts can be downloaded or printed to your computer, phone or tablet.

 Which Town Facilities will require proof of vaccination to enter?

Marathon Arena

Port Hole Pool

Lakeview Community Hall (which includes the bowling alley and Senior’s club)

Peninsula Golf Course Clubhouse/Cross Country Ski Chalet

Marathon Public Library

Marathon Museum

 What if I don’t want to disclose my vaccination status?

It is the discretion of the individual to determine whether they would like to disclose their vaccination status. Should they make the decision not to divulge this information, they will not be permitted to access settings that require proof of vaccination.

 Who exactly is able to provide exemptions?

Only medical doctors and nurse practitioners. This means that all other health care personnel, including alternative medicine practitioners such as naturopaths or chiropractors are not authorized to provide vaccine exemptions.

 In settings where you have to be vaccinated to attend, is recent negative test sufficient to attend if you are unvaccinated?

No, a recent negative COVID-19 test will not entitle a person to enter these settings. The only exemptions are for unvaccinated people with medical exemptions and people under 12 years old will also be permitted to enter these settings.

 Will individuals aged 11 and under be allowed to access settings requiring proof of vaccination?
Individuals aged 11 and under will be eligible to access these settings. If they are accompanied by an adult, the adult must be vaccinated.
Town News Releases

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - Media Release

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - Media Release

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - Media Release

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - Media Release

Monday, December 20, 2021 - Media Release

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - Media Release

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - Media Release

Friday, May 21, 2021 - Media Release

Friday, January 8, 2021 - Media Release

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - Media Release

Monday, December 7, 2020 - Media Release

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - Media Release

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - Media Release

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - Media Release

Tuesday, July 15, 2020 - Media Release

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - Media Release

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Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Media Release

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - Media Release

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Media Release

Monday, May 4, 2020 - Media Release

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - Media Release

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - Media Release

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - Media Release

Monday, April 6, 2020 - Media Release

Friday, March 27, 2020 - Media Release

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 - Media Release

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 - Media Release

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 - Media Release

Sunday, March 15th, 2020 - Media Release

Monday, March 30th, 2020 - Media Release

Resources for Residents

COVID-19 Self-Assessment

If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care.



Sirards Your Independent Grocer offers online grocery shopping through their PC Express program. During this time the convenience fee has been waived. Visit their Facebook Page for more information on what they're doing to provide customers a safe experience.

PC Express Online Groceries

Ongoing Precautions & Additional Information

The Ontario Governments list of essential businesses:

The best sources of information are health officials. Here are links to sites that may be helpful to you:   

All public health officials agree that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to follow typical flu precautions. These include the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick

Information for Businesses

Superior North CFDC

Regional Development Agencies

Department of Finance Canada

Global Affairs Canada

Business Development Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Destination Canada 


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