Emergencies declared by Ontario municipalities

Municipalities with states of emergency

The Province of Ontario enacted a state of emergency March 17 and updated it on March 28 with new restrictions. On March 30 the period was extended for 14 days and then on April 14 for an additional 28 days. On April 23, the province announced all emergency orders put in place under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act will remain in effect until at least May 6, including the closure of all non-essential businesses and services. Updates here.

As of April 24, 2020, the following Ontario communities or municipalities have also declared local states of emergency or enacted emergency measures due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic:

Amherstburg
Arran-Elderslie
Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation (borders closed)
Atikokan
Barrie
Bayham
Billings Twp, Manitoulin Is.
Bonfield
Bradford West Gwillimbury
Brampton
Brant Cty
Brantford
Brock Twp
Brockton
Bruce Cty
Burlington
Cambridge
Carlow/Mayo Twp
Central Elgin
Central Frontenac
Centre Wellington
Chatham-Kent
Clarington
Cobourg
Cornwall

Douro-Dummer Twp
Dryden
Dufferin Cty
Durham Region
Dutton Dunwich
Eabametoong First Nation (aka Fort Hope)
Elgin Cty
Elliot Lake
Erin
Essex (Town)
Essex Cty
Frontenac Cty
Garden River First Nation
Georgian Bluffs
Greater Napanee
Greater Sudbury
Grey Cty
Grey Highlands
Guelph
Guelph/Eramosa Twp
Haldimand Cty
Hanover
Hastings Cty
Huron Cty
Huron-Kinloss Twp
Innisfil
Kawartha Lakes
Kenora
Kincardine
Kingston
Kingsville
Kitchener
Lac Seul First Nation (limited access)
Lakeshore
Lambton Cty
LaSalle
Leamington
Leeds and the Thousand Islands Twp
Leeds-Grenville
Lennox and Addington Cty
London
Loyalist Twp
Malahide Twp
Mapleton Twp
Marathon
Marmora and Lake
Marten Falls First Nation/Ogoki Post
McDougall Twp.
Meaford
Milton
Minden Hills
Minto
Mississauga
Mississippi Mills
Flood watch issued by LTC
Mushkegowuk Council (on behalf of seven communities)
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Napanee
Neskantaga First Nation
Newmarket
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara Region
Norfolk Cty
North Dumfries
North Frontenac Twp
North Grenville
North Perth
Northern Bruce Peninsula
Orangeville
Orillia
Oro-Medonte
Oshawa
Ottawa
Owen Sound
Peel Region
Perth (town)
Perth Cty
Perth East Twp
Perth South Twp
Peterborough
Peterborough Cty
Petrolia
Pickering
Pikwakanagan First Nation
Plympton-Wyoming
Point Edward Village
Prescott
Prince Edward Cty
Puslinch Twp
Quinte West
Renfrew Cty
Rideau Lakes
St. Catharines
St. Marys
St. Thomas
Sarnia
Saugeen Shores
Saugeen Ojibway Nation
Shelburne
Shoal Lake #39 and Shoal Lake #40 First Nations (limited access)
Simcoe Cty
Sioux Lookout
Six Nations territory
Smiths Falls
South Bruce
South Frontenac Twp
South River
Southampton
Southwold Twp
Stirling-Rawdon Twp
Stouffville
Stratford
The Blue Mountains
Thunder Bay
Timmins
Tiny Twp.
Toronto
Trent Lakes
Tudor and Cashel Twp
Tweed
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
United Counties of Prescott and Russell
United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
Uxbridge
Vaughan
Wahnapitae First Nation (borders closed)
Wahta Mohawks
Walpole Island First Nation
Washagamis Bay First Nation (limited access)
Waterloo
Waterloo Region
Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation (limited access)
Wawa
Wellesley,
Wellington Cty
Wellington North Twp
West Grey
West Perth
Westport
Whitby
Whitefish Bay First Nation (limited access)
Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
Wilmot
Windsor
Wollaston Twp
Woolwich
York Region
Many First Nations have also closed their borders to non-residents during the pandemic. This list is culled from online news sources and social media daily, and will change frequently. We apologize if any communities have been missed and expect to include them in future updates (contact us with a link to have yours added here). Please check with your local municipality and health unit for other restrictions and closures that may also be enacted.

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