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COVID-19: City of Markham News & Updates



Provincial Guidelines for Hotels:

Refer to the Covid-19: Provincial Government page for Current Ontario restrictions and guidelines on:

  • -  Meeting & Event Facilities
  • -  Organized Public Events, Social Gatherings, Religious Services, Rites and Ceremonies
    • -  Events & Gatherings
    • -  Weddings, Funerals and other Religious Services, Rites or Ceremonies
  • -  Bars & Restaurants
  • -  Pools, Spas & Recreational Water

City of Markham Guidelines for Hotels:

Please refer to the latest Sector Specific Safety Measures Currently in Effect in York Region here.

December 18, 2020: Ontario Caps Food Delivery Fees to Protect Small Businesses Effective December 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.​

December 09, 2020: Ontario Permanently Allowing Alcohol with Food Takeout and Delivery 


For Government support such as grants, loans, credits and other government programs please visit our Government Support for Businesses page here.

March 27, 2020: Extended relief for Markham residents and businesses until December 31, 2020. Includes no late payment (penalty and interest) charges for non-residential property taxpayers, deferral of stormwater fee, elimination water rate increase of 7.8%, suspension of the Municipal Accommodation Tax from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, to provide relief to hoteliers.


February 19, 2021: Stay-at-Home Order Extended in Toronto and Peel Public Health Regions Along with North Bay-Parry Sound (York Region to Return to Strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework)

January 13, 2021: PSA: Government of Ontario declares State of Emergency to Combat COVID-19 & Save Lives

January 12, 2021:  Enhanced Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in Provincewide Shutdown

January 12, 2021: Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency Effective Immediately to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

December 21, 2020: Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19. Effective as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

Provincewide Shutdown PDFThe information contained in this document is intended to communicate a summary of information about measures proposed to come into effect in Ontario or in areas of Ontario at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, December 26.

Every measure possible: Statements from Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti

July 10, 2020: The Regional Municipality of York has endorsed a recommendation from York Region Medical Officer to issue an instruction requiring operators of enclosed public spaces to have a policy in place that prohibits persons from entering premises of the establishment if the person is not wearing a face mask or covering, subject to appropriate exemptions effective July 17. Read more about how this impacts your business here


York Region COVID-19 Website

Covid Alert App: Helping Ontario businesses and organizations to show their Ontario spirit and get the word out about COVID Alert

COVID-19 Resources for the York Region Business Community

COVID-19 & Reopening York Region: Public Health Resources and Guidance for Businesses

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