Please view the list of news items from Town, Regional, and other authorities on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. 

Town of Pelham

2021 COVID-19 news - Town of Pelham

May 3: More COVID-19 vaccination clinic dates are available for booking

April 22: Pelham Farmers Market opens May 6, 2021

April 1: Emergency Brake puts Pelham in lockdown; MCC, Town Hall closed

March 11: Open Letter from Niagara’s Mayors & Regional Chair on the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic

March 11: Hoppin’ Easter returns to Pelham in 2021

March 5: Pelham receives nearly $350K in latest round of provincial COVID recovery funding

March 4: Pop-up patios back on the menu in 2021

March 4: Niagara announces planned locations of COVID-19 vaccination sites

March 3: Niagara Region Public Health prepares for rollout of large-scale vaccination later this month

February 28: Pelham moves to Red-Control March 1, 2021

February 23: Town’s Life in Pelham Guide will take new form in 2021

February 2: Special pre-authorized property taxes COVID-19 payment plan for 2021

February 1: Pelham BUCKS initiative encourages residents to share their ‘Shop Local’ experience

January 7: Pelham Support Network relaunches

2020 COVID-19 news - Town of Pelham 

December 23: Meridian Community Centre, Town Hall, to close as province-wide lockdown begins December 26

December 17: Town of Pelham receives nearly 1.3 million in second phase of Provincial COVID-19 relief funding

December 3: Low risk case of COVID-19 identified at Meridian Community Centre

November 24: Christmas Market event cancelled; familiar favourites preserved in other Town events

November 13: Message to Niagara community from Dr. Hirji

October 28: How to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19

October 21: Town’s COVID-19 reopening response wins Platinum, Annual Report Gold, in 2020 MarCom Awards

October 19: Stay safe and follow Public Health advice this Halloween

October 2: Health screening at Pelham Municipal buildings

September 25: Public skating returns to the Meridian Community Centre October 4

September 17: More programming returns to the Meridian Community Centre

September 4: Meridian Community Centre operations expand to include walking track, increased capacity

August 31: Town of Pelham taking every safety precaution for by-election voting during COVID-19

August 18: Town of Pelham receives just under $447,000 in COVID-19 relief funding

July 29: Stage 3 sports and recreation - what you need to know

July 28: Declaration of Emergency for Pelham Ward One by-election

July 16: Pelham opens second ice pad, rentals available

July 15: Fall/Winter Life in Pelham Guide will not be published in 2020

July 13: Pelham remains in Stage 2 of province's reopening framework

July 13: Pelham summer camps back in action - what you need to know

July 10: Entering the Meridian Community Centre for ice rentals – what you need to know

July 9: Town Hall open to public by appointment only - what you need to know

July 8: Pelham pool is open - what you need to know

June 26: Town of Pelham facilities to reopen July 6

June 19: Pelham Transit returns to regular rates July 2

June 19: Pelham joins other Niagara municipalities in going virtual for Canada Day celebrations

June 17: Pelham restaurants allowed to utilize a maximum of six parking spaces for ‘pop up’ patios

June 15: Statement from Niagara’s 12 Mayors and Regional Chair on moving to Stage 2

June 8: Farmers Market opens this week

June 5: Pelham pool to open this summer pending Provincial, Regional permissions and guidelines

May 28: Town of Pelham community garden bed competition open to residents, businesses

May 22: COVID-19 financial impact forecast

May 21: Community Planning and Development services during COVID-19

May 20: Town of Pelham Recovery Plan Framework

May 19: Provincial reopening stage one begins May 19

May 19: Town of Pelham eases restrictions on outdoor spaces, amenities

May 13: Unsure if your business can open? Bylaw services has your answers

May 8: Cemeteries open for visiting - Mother's Day

May 6: Town of Pelham Events and Festivals update

May 5: Pelham’s 10th annual Summerfest cancelled due to COVID-19

May 1: Garage sales discouraged during declared emergency

April 30: Town of Pelham launches Seniors Centre Without Walls program

April 28: Town of Pelham committed to managing COVID-19 through emergency management phased approach

April 28: Property maintenance during COVID-19: what is and what is not permitted

April 27: Pelham Fire Department bans all consumer and commercial fireworks sales and use during COVID-19

April 23: Town of Pelham statement regarding reported COVID-19 positive at Fonthill Sobeys

April 20: Summer program registration open for wait list; start dates still undetermined

April 17: Lathrop Nature Preseve now closed

April 9: Pelham transit shifts to Dial-a-Ride service only during COVID-19 pandemic

April 8: Mandatory closures, restrictions and enforcement FAQs for Pelham citizens

April 7: MPAC 2020 assessment update

April 3: Council Meetings - Electronic Participation 

April 3: Town of Pelham declares State of Emergency - Message from Mayor Marvin Junkin

April 2: COVID-19 Enforcement of mandatory closures and restrictions

April 1: How to make water or tax payment during COVID-19

March 30: Be mindful of what you flush during COVID-19 pandemic

March 27: Town playgrounds, skate park, closed until further notice

March 26: Town of Pelham extends burn permits for 2019

March 25: Town of Pelham offers relief for tax and water/wastewater payments

March 25: Pelham Support Network launches

March 20: Use of public playground equipment discouraged

March 19: Pelham Transit operating on the Saturday schedule 

March 18: Public access to Council meetings during COVID-1

March 17: All Town of Pelham faciliities closing to the public

March 16: Advisory Committee Postponement

March 13: LPAT Hearing Adjournment



 Niagara Region/Niagara Region Public Health (2020)
 For further updates from the Niagara Region/Niagara Public Health, please visit: 

August 14: What can you wear as a face covering

August 7: How to safely wear a face covering

July 31: Regional mandatory face coverings by-law in effect

July 23: Niagara Regional Council adopts mandatory mask by-law to combat the spread COVID-19

July 16: New directory connects Niagara businesses with local PPE suppliers

June 30: Public Health continues to enhance data reporting on COVID-19 website with new monitoring indicators

June 23: Niagara Region Transit and local transit partners making service changes including front door boarding and fares

June 15: Statement from Niagara’s 12 Mayors and Regional Chair on moving to Stage 2

June 1: Public Health confirms COVID-19 workplace outbreak at local farm

May 26: Niagara submits joint request for COVID-19 financial relief to the provincial and federal government

May 14: Economic Rapid Response Team launches second survey of Niagara businesses

May 11: Niagara Region to lift landfill and residential drop-off depot restrictions, effective May 13

May 11: United Way Niagara funding enhances support for seniors during COVID-19

May 8: Niagara Region increases temporary curbside leaf and yard waste limits

May 5: OpenInNiagara website connects Niagara businesses with customers 

April 29: Contact tracing and case management: A cornerstone of the COVID-19 response

April 28: Niagara Region Transit making temporary service changes effective May 4

April 16: Niagara Region re-opens Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant for RV disposals

April 15: Niagara Region postpones curbside battery collection due to COVID-19

April 14:  Economic Rapid Response Team completes first survey of Niagara businesses

April 11: Niagara Region making service changes to focus on curbside waste collection during COVID-19

April 10: COVID-19 in Niagara - Outbreak Management (video)

April 8: Public Health enhances data reporting on COVID-19 website

April 7: Reminder: enforcement of mandatory closures and restrictions due to COVID-19

April 6: COVID-19 in Niagara: Contact Tracing (video)

April 3: Enforcement of mandatory closures and restrictions due to COVID-19

April 3: Niagara’s municipalities declare state of emergency in response to COVID-19

March 27: Niagara Region Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at retirement home in Welland

March 27: Niagara confirms first case of COVID-19 with no travel history (video)


March 27: Niagara confirms first case of COVID-19 with no travel history

March 24: Niagara confirms three additional COVID-19 cases

March 24: Niagara confirms three new cases of COVID-19

March 21: Region facilities closed to public beginning March 23

March 21: Niagara Region making temporary changes to waste collection

March 18: Niagara confirms fourth case of COVID-19

March 17: Additional measures to help prevent spread of COVID-19

March 16: Niagara Region making changes to service levels due to COVID-19

March 16: Niagara confirms third case of COVID-19

March 15: Niagara confirms second case of COVID-19

March 13: Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Niagara


 Niagara Health System 2020
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August 5: Niagara Health’s new temporary COVID-19 Assessment Centre opened today for hospitality and tourism staff

July 31: Temporary COVID-19 Assessment Centre for hospitality and tourism staff to help ease pressures at existing sites

July 24: COVID-19 Assessment Centres seeing record number of patient walk-ins for testing

July 23: Niagara’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres to accept walk-ins until 4 p.m.

July 22: NH's Extended Care Unit welcoming indoor visitors and two visitors at a time

July 21: New online screening tool available for patients and visitors

July 15: Niagara Health recognizes being COVID-free for first time since March

July 10: Niagara Health extending visiting hours for inpatients starting Monday, July 13

July 9: Niagara Health Navigator adds Resuming Services feature

June 29: COVID-19 Assessment Centres closed on Canada Day

June 26: Niagara Health to begin lifting visitor restrictions on Monday, June 29

June 19: Niagara Health opening third Assessment Centre in Welland

June 17: Welcoming visitors back to Niagara Health’s Extended Care Unit

June 5: Outbreak declared over on Unit D in Niagara Falls

June 5: Self-referrals to Niagara`s COVID-19 Assessment Centres

June 3: Update on planning to resume clinical services at Niagara Health

May 29: Niagara Health resumes parking fees on June 1

May 27: Niagara Health preparing to resume scheduled surgical and outpatient services

May 25: Niagara Health expands testing at Assessment Centres

May 20: Outbreak declared over on Intensive Care Unit in St. Catharines

May 19: Emergency/Urgent Care patients, outpatients and approved visitors to wear masks inside all Niagara Health sites

May 8: Recovery planning underway

May 8: Outbreak declared over on Unit 2A in St. Catharines

May 7: COVID-19 outbreak declared at St. Catharines Site unit

May 5: Tips to improve your mental wellness during pandemic

May 2: COVID-19 outbreak declared on inpatient Unit D at Greater Niagara General Site

May 1: COVID-19 outbreak declared on inpatient unit at Greater Niagara General Site

April 30: Outbreak of COVID-19 on inpatient unit in St. Catharines declared over

April 28: Extending care beyond the hospital into long-term care, other homes

April 22: COVID-19 outbreak on inpatient Unit 3A at St. Catharines Site declared over

April 21: COVID-19 outbreak declared on inpatient unit at St. Catharines Site

April 21: Urgent support for long-term care and retirement homes in Niagara  

April 20: St. Joseph’s Health System & Niagara Health launch new pilot surveillance project to protect the most vulnerable in our health system

April 16: Pet Emergency Temporary Shelter Program launches in Niagara

April 14: Niagara Health declares COVID-19 outbreak on Unit 4A at St. Catharines Site

April 11: Healthcare worker tests positive for COVID-19

April 9: In It Together: How you can share supportive messages with our team

April 6: Drive-through service now available at St. Catharines COVID-19 Assessment Centre

April 2: New reporting section added to Niagara Health COVID-19 webpage

March 28: Only essential items to be dropped off to patients

March 25: Niagara Health Navigator COVID-19 update

March 24: Mental Health and Additions programs remain open

March 24: Statement from Niagara Health President Lynn Guerriero

March 20: Niagara Health System opens second COVID-19 assessment centre in St. Catharines

March 19: No hospital visitors permitted effective March 19 at 8 p.m.

March 19: Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 (Updated)

March 17: Niagara Health System open COVID-19 assessment centre in Niagara Falls

March 16: Niagara Health System postponing elective procedures as part of COVID-19 response

March 15: New COVID-19 self-screening tool developed by Ministry of Health

March 14: Screening at hospital entrances








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