Last updated: April 27, 2022

Save the date! The GO VAXX Bus is coming to Aurora on Wednesday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aurora Seniors Centre (90 John West Way). Get your first, second, booster and paediatric vaccines for children aged five to 11. Fourth doses will be available to those who are eligible. You can book an appointment 4 days in advance of the clinic date at ontario.ca/vaccinebus. Walk-ins are accepted while supplies last.

Starting March 21, 2022, the Town of Aurora will no longer require patrons to complete active screening requirements or wear a face mask or face covering at any of our Town facilities. Please be kind and respectful to others and their choices.

Latest news

Important Links

For questions regarding the Provincial Order call 1-888-444-3659

Assessment Centres

For information on the updated testing and isolation guidelines visit the Government of Ontario webpage.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment

 Southlake Regional Health Centre

Southlake Regional Health Centre
Location: 22 Prospect Street in Newmarket 

Southlake COVID-19 Assessment Centre is by appointment only. All patients must schedule an appointment, which can be booked online. The centre will not accept drop ins.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Hours (hours are subject to change)

Monday to Sunday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Registration Process:

If you are having difficulties booking online please call 905-895-4521 ext. 2162 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Have your health card ready and arrive wearing a mask.

 Mackenzie Health 

The Mackenzie Health COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital can be accessed via a dedicated entrance near the A-wing of the hospital.

Location: 10 Trench St. Richmond Hill

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Hours (hours are subject to change)

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be booked by calling our scheduling office at 905-883-1212 ext. 2004.

 Markham Stouffville Hospital

Markham Stouffville Hospital

Location: 381 Church Street, Markham
The COVID-19 Assessment Centre is located at the Markham site. 

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Hours (hours are subject to change)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.          

Registration Process:

To get tested at Markham Stouffville Hospital’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre, you must book an appointment online. If you are having difficulties booking your appointment online call the helpline at 289-378-2419

Carefirst Pop-up Testing (Markham Site)

Visit the Carefirst website for locations and times.

 Pharmacies in York Region Conducting Testing

Pharmacies in York Region that are conducting COVID-19 testing. View a detailed list of local pharmacies testing COVID-19 in York Region.

Additional pharmacies will provide in-store and take-home PCR tests for those eligible for testing, including symptomatic individuals and close contacts. Find a pharmacy today.

COVID-19 Vaccinations 

COVID-19 vaccinations are available in York Region. For information on locations and how to book a vaccine appointment visit York Region's vaccination webpage.

Who is considered fully vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by World Health Organization (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series)

They received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated.

As of Sept 16, 2021, Health Canada has approved:

2 doses: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD

1 dose: Janssen/Johnson & Johnson

mRNA vaccine: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna

Do I need to provide proof of vaccination to enter a recreation facility?

No. Starting March 1, 2022, the Town of Aurora will no longer require visitors to show proof of vaccination at our recreation facilities. Masks and physical distancing requirements will remain in place.

Do I need to provide proof of vaccination to enter Aurora Town Hall to pay a bill or visit Access Aurora?

No. Residents are not required to provide proof of vaccination to use the services provided by Access Aurora at Aurora Town Hall.

Will all staff at the Town of Aurora be vaccinated?
Yes. All Town staff will be required to receive two doses of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine under the Town’s mandatory vaccination policy, unless they provide proof of a medical exemption.
Do I need to wear a mask in Town Facilities if I am fully vaccinated?
Yes. All health and safety requirements will continue to apply at our facilities including screening, masks or face coverings and physical distancing. 
Where can I get my vaccine?
Visit York Regions vaccination clinics page for a list of clinics in your area.
What are the medical exemptions?
Exemptions will be permitted for:
  • Unvaccinated individuals with medical exemptions
  • Anyone ages 0 to 11 who are participating or spectating in any activity

As of January 10, 2022, a written medical exemption will no longer be accepted to access businesses and organizations that require proof of vaccination.

To obtain your medical exemption, you must:

  • Ask an Ontario physician or registered nurse in the extended class to submit your exemption request directly to the public health unit where the issuer’s practice is located
  • Once your exemption is accepted and entered into COVaxON by the public health unit, you’ll be able to access your enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code through the COVID-19 vaccination portal

Processes may vary in different public health units. Contact your primary health provider or nurse practitioner to learn more. Complete submissions that are sent to PHUs by December 29, 2021 should be processed by PHUs before the January 10, 2022 date in which organizations and businesses that are under the provincial proof-of-vaccination system will be advised to no longer accept physician notes as valid medical exemptions.

Is proof of vaccination required for outdoor events?
No
Will vaccination clinic locations be permanent?
No. York Region Public Health is transitioning to smaller mobile and pop-up clinics. 

Visit York Region's COVID-19 vaccine page for a list of pop-up clinics near you.