Important COVID-19 Information

Please check toronto.ca/home/covid-19/ for the most up to date information.

I also send out a weekly e-newsletter which includes the latest updates – please sign up for my email list if you are not already on it.

Please check the Changes to City Services webpage for updates on services and programs:
https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-latest-city-of-toronto-news/affected-city-services/

211

Residents who need to access, or are seeking information on, social and community supports and services, should call 211 for non-emergency requests and information. 211 is a 24/7 help line and web service that connects residents to social and community services. 211 is working closely with community agencies to ensure they are continually updating their database with the most up-to-date programming and resource information.

Current Public Health Measures

On March 1st Toronto entered the Roadmap Exit Step of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, with most temporary public health and workplace safety measures implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19 now lifted.

The following changes came into effect March 1, 2022:

  • All indoor and outdoor capacity limits are now lifted, including for all businesses, public gatherings and events.
  • Proof of vaccination requirements are lifted, with continuation of such requirements now being the decision of individual businesses (please respect each business' rules).
  • Industry-specific public health measures are lifted, subject to conditions.

More information can be found on the City’s COVID-19: Orders & Bylaws webpage.

The City continues to follow local and provincial guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is no longer required to access City facilities and physical distancing is also no longer required.

For up-to-date information please visit the City’s online COVID-19: Guide for Toronto Residents. Information about City services is available on the COVID-19: Changes to City Services webpage.

Mask Regulations

The City's Mask Bylaw expired when the Province of Ontario lifted provincial masking requirements in most settings on Monday, March 21. 

This means masks are no longer required in settings such as retail stores, bars, restaurants, gyms, community centres or museums. Masks will continue to be mandatory in high-risk and congregate settings including on public transit (TTC), in long-term care and retirement homes, health-care settings and shelters. The City's mask bylaw does not apply to schools and child care centres as they fall under provincial jurisdiction.

On April 22 it was announced that Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health is maintaining existing provincial masking requirements in select higher-risk indoor settings until June 11, 2022.

Provincial masking requirements which were set to expire on April 27, 2022 are being extended in current settings until 12:00 a.m. on June 11, 2022, including:

  • public transit;
  • health care settings (e.g., hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics that provide health care services, laboratories, specimen collection centres, and home and community care);
  • long-term care homes;
  • retirement homes; and
  • shelters and other congregate care settings that provide care and services to medically and socially vulnerable individuals.

A complete list of settings where masking requirements continue to apply is available online. Read the Province's news release for more details.

It is recommended that you continue to wear a mask or face covering, especially in indoor crowded settings.

COVID-19 Outreach Centres in East Toronto

East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP) and Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) are operating Community COVID-19 Outreach Centres across the East End.

Please check the website for further information and updates, including locations and hours of operation:
tehn.ca/CovidOutreachCentres

Travel

Please visit the Government of Canada’s website for further information and updates:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html

Legal Information 

People looking for legal information on the numerous questions arising from the COVID-19 situation can find them on a special section of Community Legal Education Ontario’s (CLEO) Steps to Justice website at https://stepstojustice.ca/covid-19. The site, updated on a daily basis, gives answers to more than 50 legal questions, including questions about emergency benefits assistance, Employment Insurance, getting evicted for non-payment of rent, and what to do about a family law matter in the midst of the closure of the courts.

COVID-19 legal questions?

 

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