COVID - 19 Update No. 74 - December 11, 2020 5 p.m.

​UPDATE 74 - December 11, 5 pm

More COVID-19 restrictions in place for King

The Province of Ontario today announced further measures in York Region—which includes King Township—to slow the spread of COVID-19. The new measures are effective as of Monday, December 14 at 12:01 a.m. when King will enter the Grey- LOCKDOWN level.

As part of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open plan, LOCKDOWN implements widespread measures and restrictions, including closures, to halt or interrupt transmission of the COVID-19 virus. All sport and recreational fitness facilities will be closed as of Monday December 14  at 12:01 a.m.  The Province has advised that the LOCKDOWN phase will last for a minimum of 28 days.  In addition, the in-person by-appointment services offered at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre will also be cancelled for the duration of the Provincial LOCKDOWN.  

Other restrictions coming online Monday include:

Public events, social gatherings and wedding, funeral and religious services, rites and ceremonies

  • No indoor organized public events and social gatherings, except with members of the same household
  • Limit for outdoor organized public events and social gatherings, physical distancing can be maintained
    • 10 people outdoors
  • Limits for religious services rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • 10 people indoors
    • 10 people outdoors

Restaurants, bars and food or drink establishments

  • Indoor and outdoor service prohibited
  • Take out, drive through and delivery permitted, including alcohol

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

·       Facilities for indoor or outdoor sports and recreational fitness activities are closed except for specified purposes (for example, day camps, child care)

  • Outdoor recreational amenities open with restrictions (for example, no team sports)
  • Community centres and multi-purpose facilities are closed, including the Municipal Centre​


  • Retail generally permitted to be open for curbside pick-up or delivery only (in-person retail shopping not permitted) with some exceptions:
    • Supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, hardware stores, other retailers selling groceries, beer and wine and liquor stores, pharmacies, safety supply stores and pet supply stores permitted to be open for in-person shopping
    • 50% capacity limits where in-person shopping is permitted

Boarding kennels and stables

  • Permitted to open for animal's owner, or their representative, to visit the animal, assist in the care or feeding of the animal or, as applicable, ride the animal


  • Open for curbside, delivery and pick-up

For a complete list of all Grey-LOCKDOWN level restrictions visit

The Township has, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, been offering all administrative services to our businesses and residents virtually. King Township remains open for business. Many services—including things like building permits, planning applications, garbage bag tags and the payment of water bills—can all be accessed online. We have also introduced virtual recreation programming and will continue to offer as many outdoor recreation programs as possible in the coming weeks. Learn more at

All essential services have continued, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection, by-law enforcement and roads.

King is encouraging residents to support local businesses during the lockdown as much as possible.

You can visit our website at, call us at 905-833-5321 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or email us at