Town facilities will close and all in-person programs will be cancelled

Aurora, ON – The Ontario Premier announced today that a provincewide Emergency Brake will take effect on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. The COVID-19 Response Framework (colour-coded zones) will be put on pause for a minimum of four weeks to slow the spread of the virus.
All Town indoor recreation facilities will be closed to the public. Parks and some amenities will be open to the public as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

“I respect the decisions of the Premier and Cabinet, as case counts rise across the Province, these are tough decisions to be made. I know we all have COVID fatigue and want this pandemic to be over. We are making great strides in our vaccination numbers in York Region and across the province. I fully support the small local businesses who are now in economic jeopardy. I continue to strongly encourage residents to help support our local businesses, shop online locally or order takeout from the variety of restaurants in our Town. I also ask our residents to take advantage of the warm weather and wonderful outdoor trails Aurora has to offer over the next four weeks, while maintaining physical distancing and provincial guidelines”, says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas.

As a result of this announcement, effective Saturday, April 3, 2021:

  • Club Aurora Fitness Centre at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex is closed. Virtual group fitness classes will continue to run as scheduled.
  • All Pools, Aquatic programs and Pool Permits are cancelled.
  • All Indoor Ice rinks are closed. Permits and programs are cancelled.
  • All gymnasium drop-in programs at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex are cancelled.
  • The Chartwell Walking Indoor Track at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex will be closed.
  • All sport field permits are cancelled.
  • In-person April Break Camps are cancelled.
  • Aurora’s Hello Spring event is cancelled.
  • The Aurora Art Show and Sale will be postponed - details will be announced at a later date.
  • Aurora’s Community Cleanup will be postponed - details will be announced at a later date.

The Emergency Brake will require all indoor and outdoor restaurants, bars, and food and drink establishments to close to patrons and only provide takeout, drive-through or delivery. All personal care services will be closed. Supermarkets and stores selling groceries and pharmacies can have a 50 per cent capacity and all other retailers can have a 25 per cent capacity.

All indoor social gatherings are limited to members of your household or one other household if you live alone and outdoor social gatherings are limited to five people. Religious, wedding and funeral services indoors are limited to a 15 per cent capacity.

All residents are asked to stay vigilant and follow the reminders from York Region Public Health to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Updates on the status of our municipal operations, cancellations and disruptions will be posted on aurora.ca/covid19 as the situation changes. For information on what is open or closed in Aurora, please visit aurora.ca/reopen.