covid at a glance

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 Latest News/ Updates:
Town of Pelham

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

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

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

Ontario Ministry of Health

March 25:Update from the Ontario Ministry of Health

Niagara Regional Police

March 18: Cancellation of March 26 Police Services Board meeting

March 17: NRPS facility changes in response to COVID-19


What the Town of Pelham is doing:

The Town of Pelham's response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is guided by the expert advice of the Government ofCanada, Government of Ontario and the Region of Niagara Public Health. 

In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 to both the public and Town Staff, the Town has closed all of its facilities, including municipal libraries to the walk-in public until further notice. 

During these closures, Town Staff continue to be available to assist the public, Monday - Friday, 8:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. by phone at 905-892-2607 or by email.

To conduct business at Town Hall, the Town encourages people to make contact by telephone or electronically. For matters where it is impractical to do so, pre-arranged appointments can be made. No meeting shall exceed 10 people. For a complete list of employee contact information, click here

Alternative options for payment of taxes and fees include payment through a financial institution, pre-authorized payment and cheque payment. A drop box outside of Town Hall is also available to deposit cheques and documents.

We remind residents that all Council meetings are livestreamed through the Town of Pelham YouTube channel:

Residents are strongly encouraged to practice social distancing, limit all public gatherings to 10 or fewer people, avoid touching your face and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water.  Hand sanitizer is suitable when soap and water is unavailable.  While outdoor municipal parks remain open, it is recommended to avoid playground equipment, which is a potentially high contact area.

Returning home from travelling abroad?

checklist of what to do when returning home regarding quarantine

If you and/or your family have just returned to Canada: 

  • Self-isolate for 14 days 
  • Ask a friend or family member to help you get a supply of groceries & other necessities, don't go out and get them yourself. Have them drop at your door.
  • No visitors 
  • No play dates
  • Monitor your health

Travel Advice & Restrictions

The Government of Canada has a number of standard border measures in place to prevent communicable diseases from being introduced to or spreading in Canada.

Additional measures have been implemented including messaging on arrivals screens at the Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver international airports reminding travellers to inform a Border Services Officer if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms. In addition, a health screening question has been added to electronic kiosks.

All non-essential border crossings are no longer allowed. Crossings are for commercial trade only to keep Ontario & Canada's supply chain functioning. 

For more information, visit the website below for:

  • For travellers arriving in Canada
  • Avoid all non-essential travel
  • Avoid all travel on cruise ships
  • Safety and security abroad
  • Registration of Canadians Abroad

Travel Advice - Government of Canada



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