Here, you will find all COVID-19 related news and announcements.


March 3, 2020 - Beginning Monday, March 8 at 8 am, Durham residents—who are over the age of 80—can register for COVID-19 vaccine appointments online at or via telephone at 1-800-841-2729.

Clinics are available by appointment only. No walk-ins—those who show up at clinics without an appointment, will not be permitted to enter.

Visit for more information and to review a list of frequently asked questions. View media release.

February 12, 2021 - Ontario Returning 27 Public Health Regions to Strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework

  • Durham Region will be moving to the Red-Control level of the COVID-19 Response Framework on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and will no longer be subject to the Stay-at-Home order.

February 8 - Ontario extends Stay-at-Home order

  • In Durham Region, the Stay-at-Home order will continue to apply until Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Once lifted, the province will gradually transition each region from the shutdown measures to a revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework.

January 12 - Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives. Visit to learn about the enhanced public health and workplace safety measures.

January 13 - Ontario issues stay-at-home order and declares second state of emergency

  • The City will be suspending all in-person service appointments for Pickering City Hall, effective January 14, 2021. Staff remain available to serve residents virtually during the regular business hours of Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


December 21 - City of Pickering enters Province-wide Shutdown

November 20 - Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:01 am, Durham Region is in the Red-Control level of the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework.

November 20 - Pickering City Hall open for service by appointment only 

November 19 - Business Town Hall Webinar with Mayor Ryan

November 18 - Area residents invited to participate in the Durham Region COVID-19 Health Survey

November 13 - Effective Monday, November 16, the Region of Durham will move into the Orange-Restrict category of the provincial framework. View additional guidance on public health measures that will affect Durham Region under the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework.

November 3 - Ontario Releases COVID-19 Response Framework to Help Keep the Province Safe and Open. The Region of Durham is Yellow-Protect

November 9 - Mayor Ryan's Telephone Town Hall

July 23 - City of Pickering enters Stage 3 of reopening (Update #22)

July 8 - City of Pickering re-opens select City facilities for appointment only (Update #21)

June 18 - City of Pickering to enter stage 2 of reopening (Update #20)

June 15 - Your City Newsletter: 2020 COVID-19 Special Edition - email us to request a copy (Update #19)

June 3 - Inform the City of Pickering Community Services Re-opening Approach (Update #18)

May 29 - Pickering Lights City Hall Blue to Honour All Frontline Workers (Update #17)

May 27 - Pickering Public Library Prepares to Offer Curbside Pickup (Update #16)

May 22 - City of Pickering announces reopening of select outdoor areas (Update #15) 

May 19 - A video message from City of Pickering Council – support local Pickering businesses (Update #14) 

May 19 - City of Pickering Calls for Increased Support to Commercial Landlords and Tenants (Update #13) 

May 14 - City of Pickering Calls for Investigation into Orchard Villa and Long-Term Care Homes (Update #12)

May 12 - Pet groomers permitted to operate in Pickering (Update #11)

April 29 - City of Pickering extends closures and cancellations to July 1 (Update #10)

April 23 - City of Pickering launches new Hygiene Outreach Program (Update #9)

April 16 - COVID-19 Business Town Hall Webinar - watch video (Update #8)

March 28 - A message from Deputy Mayor, Kevin Ashe, on COVID-19 - watch video (Update #7)

March 27 - City of Pickering extends closures and cancellations to May (Update #6)

March 24 - City of Pickering Declares an Emergency (Update #5)

March 23 - City of Pickering closes playgrounds and play structures (Update #4)

March 17 - City of Pickering activates Emergency Operations Centre (Update #3)

March 16 - City of Pickering Response to COVID19 (Update #2)

March 13 - City of Pickering Response to COVID19 (Update #1)