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CITY OF VAUGHAN COVID-19 WEBSITE

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY:

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 Richmond Hill Guidelines for Hotels:

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

-  Hotels and motels are permitted to operate; recreation facilities that may be part of the operations of these businesses, such as pools, fitness centres, meeting rooms and other recreational facilities must remain closed

-  Campgrounds are only available for trailers and recreational vehicles that are used by individuals in need of housing, or are permitted to be there by the terms of a full season contract; only campsites with electricity, water service and facilities for sewage disposal may be provided for use

-  All recreational facilities and shared facilities on campgrounds, other than washrooms and showers, must be closed

-  No new reservations on short-term rentals are permitted, with the exception of individuals in need of housing

BARS & RESTAURANTS:

 

 -  Indoor and outdoor dining service are prohibited

-  Takeout, drive-through and delivery are permitted, including alcohol

-  Line-ups and patrons congregating outside the establishment must be managed by the establishment; patrons must maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres and wear a mask or face covering

-  Face coverings are required when entering an establishment

-  Worker protections, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks and eye protection, are required where patrons without face coverings are within 2 metres of workers

-  Nightclubs and strip clubs are only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar (takeout, drive-through and delivery only)

-  Safety plan must be available upon request

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 

October 13, 2020: Ontario Continues to Support Restaurants During COVID-19 Pandemic. Province Helping to Offset Fixed Costs and Permitting Alcohol with Delivery and Takeout Food Orders

MEETING & EVENT SPACES:

-  Meeting and event spaces must remain closed, with limited exceptions including for:

-  Child care and day camps for children

-  Court services

-  Government services

-  Mental health and addiction support services (e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous) permitted with a maximum of 10 people

-  Provision of social service

-  Physical distancing rules apply

-  Name and contact information must be collected from every member of the public who attends a meeting, event or uses the space; records must be maintained for at least one month

-  Face coverings are required, except when eating or drinking

-  The venue’s safety plan must be available upon request

SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL FITNESS:

-  No person is permitted to use an indoor or outdoor recreational amenity that is to be closed

-  Facilities for indoor or outdoor sports and recreational fitness activities are closed except for sole use by high-performance athletes, including parasport athletes, and specified professional leagues (e.g. NHL, CFL, MLS, NBA)

-  Community centres, libraries and multi-purpose recreation facilities are permitted to open for specified purposes under Ontario Regulation 82/20, including child care services, day camps and social services

-  Libraries are permitted to be open for curbside pick-up or delivery; patrons must only be permitted to enter libraries to facilitate contactless drop-off and pick-up or to access computers, photocopiers or similar services

-  Outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields, courts, ice rinks and snow trails are permitted to open with restrictions, including no team sports; capacity limits and distancing measures must be followed

-  Ski hills are closed

-  Marinas and boating clubs, including the establishments’ clubhouses, restaurants, pools, meeting rooms, fitness centres or other recreational facilities on the premises are closed, with limited exceptions

-  Golf courses and driving ranges are permitted to be open outdoors only; indoor access is closed

-  Indoor shooting ranges are closed

-  Name and contact information must be collected from patrons; records must be maintained for at least one month

-  Face coverings are required, except when exercising

-  Safety plan must be available upon request

SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES:

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

REOPENING THE CITY OF VAUGHAN:

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 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 26, 2020: Provincewide Shutdown is Now in Effect in York Region 

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.

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

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

RESOURCES:

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

York Region COVID-19 Website

COVID-19 Resources for the York Region Business Community

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

Supporting Vaughan Business Resilience​

Economic and Cultural Development

Archived News: COVID-19 City of Vaughan News & Updates