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New Government Framework

As local trends of key public health indicators improve, regions will be gradually transitioned back into the colour-coded framework.

The Government of Ontario anticipate public health unit regions will return to the framework and no longer be subject to the shutdown and stay-at-home orders on the dates below. These dates may change depending on the trends in local public health indicators.

As of March 1


  • Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit; and
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit.


  • Niagara Region Public Health.


  • Chatham-Kent Public Health; 
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit; and
  • Southwestern Public Health.


  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit; and
  • Huron Perth Public Health.


  • Grey Bruce Health Unit.

As of February 22 


  • Lambton Public Health 


  • York Region Public Health

As of February 16 


  • City of Hamilton Public Health Services; 
  • Durham Region Health Department; 
  • Halton Region Public Health;  
  • Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services;  
  • Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit; 
  • Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health; and 
  • Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. 


  • Brant County Health Unit; 
  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit;  
  • Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit; 
  • Ottawa Public Health;  
  • Porcupine Health Unit; and   
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts. 


  • Algoma Public Health;   
  • Northwestern Health Unit; and 
  • Peterborough Public Health.  


  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; and 
  • Timiskaming Health Unit. 

As of February 10


  • Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit 
  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Health Unit
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit

Until at least March 8 - Lockdown 

  • North Bay Parry Sound District
  • Peel Public Health
  • Toronto Public Health