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Town of Fort Erie

April 9: Fort Erie asks seasonal residents to put safety first to limit the spread of COVID-19

April 7: Crystal Beach Waterfront Park boat launch closed

April 2: Fort Erie Extends Facility Closures Until Further Notice

March 31: Fort Erie closes playgrounds and beaches but trails and green space remain open

March 24: Council approves a number of changes including grace periods for payments

March 22: Town Council meeting on March 23 will be live-streamed

March 17: Fort Erie to close all Town facilities in response to COVID-19 concerns

March 15: Town facilities close in response to COVID-19 concerns


Niagara Region/Niagara Region Public Health

April 1: Case Update

March 31: Case Update

March 30: Niagara confirms first case with no travel history

March 30: Niagara declares outbreak at Welland retirement home

March 26: Case Status

March 25: Case Update

March 24Niagara confirms three additional COVID-19 cases

March 24: Niagara confirms three new cases of COVID-19

March 21:  Region facilities closed to public beginning March 23

March 21:  Niagara Region making temporary changes to waste collection

March 18: Niagara confirms fourth case of COVID-19

March 17: Additional measures to help prevent spread of COVID-19

March 16: Niagara Region making changes to service levels due to COVID-19

March 16: Niagara confirms third case of COVID-19

March 15: Niagara confirms second case of COVID-19

March 13: Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Niagara


Niagara Health System

April 7: Drive-through service now available at St. Catharines COVID-19 Assessment Centre

April 1: Temporary free parking at Niagara Health sites

March 31: Statement from Niagara Health

March 30: Only essential items to be dropped off to patients

March 25: Niagara Health Navigator COVID-19 update

March 24Mental Health and Additions programs remain open

March 24: Statement from Niagara Health President Lynn Guerriero

March 20: Niagara Health System opens second COVID-19 assessment centre in St. Catharines

March 19: No hospital visitors permitted effective March 19 at 8 p.m.

March 19: Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 (Updated)

March 17: Niagara Health System open COVID-19 assessment centre in Niagara Falls

March 16: Niagara Health System postponing elective procedures as part of COVID-19 response

March 15: New COVID-19 self-screening tool developed by Ministry of Health

March 14: Screening at hospital entrances


Ontario Ministry of Health

March 25: Update from the Ontario Ministry of Health


Niagara Regional Police

March 18: Cancellation of March 26 Police Services Board meeting

March 17: NRPS facility changes in response to COVID-19

March 17: COVID-19 statement from Niagara’s Chief of Police