COVID-19 - Enforcement & Closures
Enforcement of Mandatory Closures & Restrictions
The Government of Ontario has closed non-essential businesses, outdoor recreational facilities, & has prohibited gatherings of more than five people, on order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Restrictions may be expanded or modified by the Government of Ontario. Check their website for the latest updates and detailed information.
Fines can be issued for non-compliance. Enforcement of the provincial order is jointly through the Town's municipal law enforcement & Niagara Regional Police Service.
Failing to comply with an emergency order carries a fine of $750 per offence, and up to $1,000 for obstructing those attempting to carry out their duties under the Act.
Who to Call
- During normal business hours, after hours and weekends, concerns around enforcement of COVID 19 emergency orders should be directed to the Town of Fort Erie at 905-871-1600 Ext 5216 or submit an online form.
- Do not call 911.
- For all COVID 19 health matters and/or inquiries, please call the Public Health hotline at 905-688-8248 or 1 (888) 505-6074 (press option 7 then follow the prompts).