State of emergency: COVID-19 in Niagara

Service Closures and Disruptions

Last Updated: April 9, 2020, 3:55 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Regional headquarters is closed to the publicThe following Regional services are also closed or cancelled.

Child Care Centres

Port Colborne Closed
The Port Colborne Child Care Centre is closed.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres Closed
All EarlyON locations across Niagara are closed until further notice.
Branscombe (Niagara Falls) Emergency care

The Branscombe Early Learning and Family Centre is open to healthcare staff and first responders. Apply for child care online​, or update your existing information.

Fort Erie Emergency care

The Fort Erie Child Care Centre is is open to healthcare staff and first responders. Apply for child care online​, or update your existing information.

St. Catharines Closed

The St. Catharines Child Care Centre is closed.

Welland Emergency care

The Welland Child Care Centre is  is open to healthcare staff and first responders. Apply for child care online​, or update your existing information.

Clinics / Classes

Healthy, Safe and Strong Cancelled

Due to several site closures and the advice of Public Health, classes are cancelled until April 6 at which time the closures will be re-assessed.

South Niagara Health and Wellness Centre Cancelled

South Niagara Health and Wellness Program operating out of Niagara College Welland Campus is closed until further notice as a result of school closure.

Baby Talk Cancelled

Baby Talk classes are postponed until further notice.

Well Baby Cancelled

Well Baby clinics are postponed until further notice.

Prenatal classes Cancelled

Prenatal classes are postponed until further notice.

Dental Cancelled

Dental clinics are postponed until further notice.​ For emergency services, call 905-688-8248 ext. 7962.

Food handler certification Cancelled

All Safe Food Handler courses and exams are cancelled until further notice.

Breastfeeding Video appointment

Breastfeeding clinics are postponed until further notice, but we're still offering phone and video call support. If you have breastfeeding concerns, call Niagara Parents at 905-684-7555 to connect with a lactation consultant.

Vaccination Clinics Cancelled

Public Health Vaccination Clinics are cancelled. Contact your health care provider or walk-in clinic to ask about making a vaccination appointment.

Long-term Care Homes

Upper Canada Lodge Closed to visitors

All visits are suspended until further notice with the exception of people visiting residents who are end-of-life.

The Woodlands of Sunset Closed to visitors

All visits are suspended until further notice with the exception of people visiting residents who are end-of-life.​

Rapelje Lodge Closed to visitors

All visits are suspended until further notice with the exception of people visiting residents who are end-of-life.

Deer Park Villa Closed to visitors

All visits are suspended until further notice with the exception of people visiting residents who are end-of-life.​

Gilmore Lodge Closed to visitors

All visits are suspended until further notice with the exception of people visiting residents who are end-of-life.​

Linhaven Closed to visitors

All visits are suspended until further notice with the exception of people visiting residents who are end-of-life.​

Meadows of Dorchester Closed to visitors

All visits are suspended until further notice with the exception of people visiting residents who are end-of-life.​

Northland Pointe Closed to visitors

All visits are suspended until further notice with the exception of people visiting residents who are end-of-life.​

T. Roy Adams Centre Closed to visitors

​Services are temporarily suspended as of March 15 to safeguard the health and well-being of seniors against COVID-19.

Adult Day Service Facilities

West Niagara Cancelled

​Services are temporarily suspended as of March 15 to safeguard the health and well-being of seniors against COVID-19. 

Upper Canada Lodge Cancelled

​Services are temporarily suspended as of March 15 to safeguard the health and well-being of seniors against COVID-19.

The Woodlands of Sunset Cancelled

​Services are temporarily suspended as of March 15 to safeguard the health and well-being of seniors against COVID-19.

Gilmore Lodge Cancelled

​Services are temporarily suspended as of March 15 to safeguard the health and well-being of seniors against COVID-19.

Linhaven Cancelled

​Services are temporarily suspended as of March 15 to safeguard the health and well-being of seniors against COVID-19.

Meadows of Dorchester Cancelled

​Services are temporarily suspended as of March 15 to safeguard the health and well-being of seniors against COVID-19. 

Northland Pointe Cancelled

​Services are temporarily suspended as of March 15 to safeguard the health and well-being of seniors against COVID-19. 

Fairhaven Cancelled

​The Aphasia Program​ is temporarily suspended to safeguard the health and well-being of seniors against COVID-19.

Provincial Offences Courts

Welland Closed to public

The Welland Provincial Offences Courthouse is closed to the public. We continue to provide service via telephone and email. 

All Provincial Court matters in Niagara scheduled between Monday, March 16 and Friday, May 29, 2020 will be adjourned. If you're a party or witness to a matter that is scheduled to be heard between March 16 and May 29 inclusive, you don't need to attend court. A new date will be provided to you by the Provincial Offences Court. 

Fines can still be paid by phone and online.

Sexual Health Centres

Niagara Falls Closed

The Niagara Falls Sexual Health Centre is closed until further notice.

Welland Closed

The Welland Sexual Health Centre is closed until further notice.

St. Catharines Appointment only

We're no longer taking walk-ins. Call 905-688-3817 or 1-800-263-5757 to schedule an appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fort Erie Closed

The Fort Erie Sexual Health Centre is closed until further notice.

Community Services / Ontario Works Offices

St. Catharines Closed to public
All services will be provided by phone. Contact your casemanager or St. Catharines office at 905-641-9960.​

For new applicants, visit our Ontario Works information​.
Welland Closed to public
All services will be provided by phone. Contact your casemanager or Welland - Port Colborne office at 905-734-7975.​

For new applicants, visit our Ontario Works information​.
Port Colborne Closed to public

All services will be provided by phone. Contact your casemanager or Welland - Port Colborne office at 905-734-7975.

For new applicants, visit our Ontario Works information​.

Fort Erie Closed to public

All services will be provided by phone. Contact your casemanager or Niagara Falls - Fort Erie office at 905-354-3561.

For new applicants, visit our Ontario Works information​.

Niagara Falls Closed to public
All services will be provided by phone. Contact your casemanager or Niagara Falls - Fort Erie office at 905-354-3561.​
For new applicants, visit our Ontario Works information​.

Waste Collection and Landfills

Transit Bus Routes

Transit Bus Routes Saturday schedule

Niagara Region Transit is operating on the Saturday schedule.

Public Health Offices

Fort Erie Closed to public

The Fort Erie Public Health office is closed to the public until further notice.

Niagara Falls Closed to public

​The Niagara Falls Public Health office is closed to the public.

Welland Closed to public

​The Welland Public Health office is closed to the public.

Thorold / St. Catharines Closed to public

The Public Health office at Regional headquarters is closed until further notice.

Well Water Testing Cancelled

We're not accepting well water samples for testing at this time. All drop off locations are closed to the public.

Tick submission Suspended

​Tick submissions will be temporarily suspended.

If you have a tick you would like identified, you can refer to etick.ca for a quick identification resource.

Ticks can also be placed in the refrigerator and saved for submission at a later date.

Tick submissions are for surveillance purposes only and not for diagnosis. If you have concerns, contact your health care provider.

Business and Finance

Business Licensing Office Closed to public

​The Business Licensing office is closed to the public. Services are being provided Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by phone at 905-980-6000 ext. 6380 and email at licensing@niagararegion.ca.

Bid Opportunities Changes

All public bid openings have been suspended until further notice. Bid results will be made available on bids&tenders™.

An addenda will be issued for all current bid postings replacing hardcopy submission requirements with electronic submission only. The addenda will provide content and instructions on how bidders can upload their submissions to bids&tenders™. 

Wastewater Facilities

RV Disposal Closed

Our wastewater plants are closed to RVs.

Parks, Naturalization Sites

Glenridge Quarry Closed

The ​Glenridge Naturalization Site is closed. This includes all trails and site structures / educational displays.

Centre Street Leash-Free Dog Park Closed

The ​Centre Street Leash-Free Dog Park is closed. This includes all trails and picnic areas.

Elm Street Naturalization Site and Leash-free Dog Park Closed

The ​Elm Street Naturalization Site and Leash-free Dog Park is closed. This includes all trails and on site structures.

Station Road Naturalization Site Closed

The Station Road Naturalization Site is closed. This includes all trails and paths.

Contacts

Regional dispatch: 905-984-3690

Call 211 for a list of services

Call 911 for emergency assistance

Media contacts

Contact your local municipality
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