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News and Notices

OMAFRACalendar of events directed to agriculture and regional economic development interests - CLICK HERE

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - COVID-19 Vaccine Clininc with Available Appointments Help November 30 to December 5 - CLICK HERE

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - COVID-19 Outbreak at Au Chateau Declared Over - CLICK HERE

NEWS RELEASE - New Class Order Brings Self Isolation Requriements into effect for Health Unit Region - CLICK HERE 

NEWS RELEASE - 5 to 11-Year-Olds Now Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines in Health Unit District - CLICK HERE

NEWS RELEASE - COVID-19 Outbreak at Barclay House Declared Over - CLICK HERE

West Nipissing/East Sudbury Soil and Crop Improvement Association - CLICK HERE

NEWS RELEASE - KEEP COVID-19 Out of Your Holiday Party - CLICK HERE

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUCEMENT - COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to be held November 23 to 28, By Appointment or Walk-in - CLICK HERE

NEWS RELEASE - COVID 19 Outbreak Declared at St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School - CLICK HERE

NEWS RELEASE - COVID-19 Vaccines Help Prevent Severe Illness - CLICK HERE

Stay at Home Order Still in Effect
- February 23, 2021


Until your region returns to the colour-coded framework, the shutdown and stay-at-home orders still apply in your area.

Individuals and corporations who are not following the orders can be fined.Read the full list of public health measures, restrictions and essential businesses under the shutdown and stay-at-home orders.

Always stay home if you have symptoms, physically distance by staying two metres apart from people you don’t live with, wear a mask or face covering in indoor public spaces and avoid non-essential travel.

Gatherings and close contact

You must stay at home. You should only go out for necessities, such as:

  • work
  • school
  • groceries
  • pharmacy
  • helping vulnerable people
  • exercise and physical activity
  • going to work, if you can't do it remotely

It is illegal to gather indoors with anyone you do not live with.

If you live alone, you can have close contact with only one other household.

You should not travel outside your region or the province unless absolutely necessary.

All events and social gatherings:

  • Indoors: not allowed, except with members of your household (or one other household if you live alone)
  • Outside: 5 people

Religious, wedding and funeral services:

  • Indoors: 10 people
  • Outside: 10 people

 Rules for all businesses

 All open businesses must:

  • Screen employees (use the COVID-19 Screening Tool for Workplaces)
  • Limit capacity so guests can stay at least 2 metres apart, up to 50% of a room’s capacity
  • Make sure anyone indoors wears a mask or face covering, including workers who have to come within 2 metres of anyone else (with some exceptions)
  • Make sure workers use personal protective equipment (PPE) that protects their eyes, nose and mouth when they have to come within 2 metres of anyone who is not wearing a mask or face covering or separated by plexiglass
  • Clean and disinfect often-touched surfaces, such as equipment, washrooms, locker rooms, change rooms and showers frequently
  • Manage line ups to make sure customers are at least two metres apart and wearing face coverings or masks
  • Create a safety plan, post it in a place where workers and patrons will see it andhave it available upon request (for example, to inspectors or law enforcement officers)

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

Services available:

  • Take-out
  • Drive-through
  • Delivery service


  • All indoor and outdoor service 

Sports and recreational fitness facilities


  • Sports and recreational fitness facilities (limited exceptions, for example, day camps and child care)
  • Ski hills
  • Golf courses and driving ranges
  • All locker rooms, change rooms, showers and clubhouses

 Allowed, as long as physical distancing of 2 metres is possible:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ice fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Dog sledding 

Meeting and event spaces

 Closed for meetings and events (limited exceptions, for example child care, mental health and addiction support services). 


Service available:

  • Online ordering
  • Curbside pick-up
  • Delivery

In-store shopping with reduced capacity limit is allowed for:

  • supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, indoor farmer’s markets and other stores that primarily sell food: 50% capacity
  • pharmacies: 50% capacity
  • discount and big-box retailers that sell groceries: 25% capacity
  • stores that sell beer, wine and spirits: 25% capacity

In-store shopping by appointment only is allowed for:

  • safety supply stores
  • businesses that sell, rent or repair assistive, mobility or medical devices, aids or related supplies
  • optical stores that sell prescription eyewear
  • businesses that sell cars, trucks, motorcycles and other motor vehicles

Shopping malls open for:

  • access to grocery stores, pharmacies and health care services, such as a dentist’s office
  • picking up purchases from a designated pickup areas

Time restrictions:

  • stores can only be open from 7?a.m. to 8?p.m., with exceptions for:
    • supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, indoor farmer’s markets and other stores that primarily sell food
    • discount and big box retailers that sell groceries
    • pharmacies
    • gas stations
    • restaurants for take-out and delivery only

Personal care services


Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments




Performing arts facilities





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