In response to increasing cases of COVID-19, including rising numbers of variant of concern cases, the Province of Ontario has declared a State of Emergency and issued a province-wide Stay-at-Home Order effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 8.
All Ontarians are urged to stay home and only leave for essential reasons, such as purchasing groceries or medication. Attending a COVID-19 vaccination appointment is considered an essential purpose and residents are encouraged to continue to register for and attend COVID-19 vaccination appointments once they are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Businesses required to close or significantly restrict services due to provincial public health measures can continue to apply for support. Now, more than ever before, all residents must follow public health measures especially staying home as much as possible. If you must leave your home, wash hands thoroughly and often, maintain a physical distance of two metres, wear a face mask or covering and monitor your health.
Information on these new restrictions will be updated at //york.ca/preventcovid19 as information from the province is released.
The Township has, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020, 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.
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.