As the Province of Ontario recently lifted some public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, Aurora’s recreation facilities are now operating at full capacity; however, capacity limits will remain in place for entertainment and sporting venues in accordance with new provincial regulations. Effective March 1, 2022, Aurora Town Hall will reopen for staff to return at a reduced capacity and in-person Council meetings will resume.

Prior to March 1, provincial regulations require proof of vaccination for those age 12 and older to enter certain facilities. If key health indicators continue to improve, the province will look at removing additional public health measures such as proof of vaccination requirements and lifting capacity limits in remaining indoor settings as of March 1, 2022. The Town of Aurora will review provincial regulations once available and intends to follow provincial guidance on this matter. Masks will remain mandatory in all Town facilities and other safety measures like increased sanitization and enhanced cleaning protocols will still be in place.

“It is very encouraging to see health system indicators continue to improve and restrictions lifted. Businesses are open, children are back in school, sports and recreation programs have resumed, and I look forward to welcoming Council and staff back to Town Hall,” said Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas. “I encourage all residents to visit our facilities and support local businesses but to keep making responsible choices, including staying home if you feel sick and wearing a mask. If we all continue to follow public health measures in place, I’m optimistic the trends will continue in the right direction.”

Council, General Committee and Public Planning will resume in-person meetings as of March 1, 2022. Meetings will continue to be available to the public via live-stream on the Town’s YouTube channel. The public may attend in-person and those who want to participate in a meeting have the option of doing so in-person or virtually beginning March 1, 2022. Public health measures such as mandatory masking will remain in place and physical distancing is encouraged.
“We have been through a lot over the past two years, and I am proud of how Team Aurora has worked together to keep our programs and services running and pivoted again and again as new public health measures were implemented. The safety of our visitors and staff remains our top priority so our return will be gradual, and safety measures like active screening for staff and mandatory masks will remain in place for the time being,” said Aurora Chief Administrative Officer Doug Nadorozny. “I want to thank staff and the public who got vaccinated and followed public health measures which undoubtedly allowed us to get back to this point."

Aurora Town Hall is open to the public for some in-person services offered through the customer service counter, Access Aurora. Available in-person services include making a payment for tax or water accounts, paying for a parking ticket or pet license, purchasing bag tags, and picking up parks and trails maps, waste calendars, recreation guides. An appointment system is available for Commissioning of documents, marriage licenses, civil ceremonies, or burial permit processing. Other department staff (outside of customer service) will continue to be available virtually or via special appointment. For more information, please email Access Aurora at info@aurora.ca or call us at 905-727-1375.

For information on what is open or closed in Aurora, please visit aurora.ca/reopen.