COVID-19 Business Support

Local Updates

Nov 19, 2020

Please note that as of August 2020, this page is not being regularly updated. For the latest news on public health, please visit Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health Unit's website by clicking here. 


Please note as of August 1, 2020, this page is not being regularly updated. 

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health 

Face Coverings:

  • Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health at Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health (WDGPH), has issued an order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
  • A face covering is required for any customer, patron, employee or visitor when entering and while on the premises of any commercial establishment in the WDG region, effective 12:01 a.m. on June 12, 2020 and will be in effect until rescinded.

Questions about face coverings?

  • Call WDGPH's non-health-related call centre line at 519-822-2715 ext. 4020, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m with questions regarding face coverings
  • Leave a message on WDGPH's Facebook page
  • Visit WDGPH's Face Coverings FAQ page:


  • Click here to see the latest updates from our local public health unit. 
  • Click here to read the COVID-19 Guidance for Business. 
  • Please note that the local COVID-19 assessment centre is now located at Victoria Road Recreation Centre. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Fri and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Please double check hours; click here for more information on the clinic. 
  • Monitor the status of cases in Guelph and Wellington and Dufferin counties. Click here to see the data and status reports of local cases. 

Guelph making room for temporary patios & curbside pickup:

  • To support Guelph businesses preparing to reopen, the City is planning to allow businesses to expand temporary outdoor seating areas starting June 12.

  • Businesses can submit a complete application for a temporary patio expansion starting on June 12, 2020, in accordance with Stage 2 of the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery plan. When the City receives a complete application, the business can set up a temporary outdoor patio immediately.

  • All applications must include a proposed design that follows the City’s guidelines, proof of insurance, and any required permits or licences. City staff will review each application and contact business owners about further requirements that will depend on the location of the patio.

  • To read complete guidelines, please click here. 

Enhanced COVID-19 self-assessment tool & upgraded Ontario website 

  • Click here to start the self-assessment. 
  • Click here to see the Ontario government's enhanced webpage for all COVID-19 related matters (new March 30, 2020). 

Cancelled events, closures, what's open & more!

City of Guelph

  • Click here for updates from the City of Guelph. 
  • Please reference the City's website to see which city facilities are open/closed.
  • All Guelph summer camps, recreation programs, permits and events at city facilities are closed until September 8th. More info. 
  • On March 26, Mayor Cam Guthrie declared a state of emergency in Guelph. 

Free transit: 

  • To ensure the safety of all, the City is offering free transit to all, plus some extra safety measures to ensure the health and wellness of transit users & staff.
  • Read more here. 

Parking Enforcement: 

  • The City is not enforcing overnight on-street parking restrictions or time limits, including the City’s 48-hour parking restriction.
  • You do not need to pay for metered parking spaces or parking in municipal lots.
  • Parking will be monitored and enforced for safety.
  • Make sure you don’t park in front of fire hydrants, private driveways or in fire and emergency routes.

Please ensure you check the City's webpage for any updates. 

Centre for Disease Control (CDC)

  • If you're looking for reputable facts, data and information on COVID-19, click here to see the latest updates from the CDC.