Town of Fort Erie Response to Province’s State of Emergency

FORT ERIE (January 13, 2021) Yesterday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a second state of emergency with some additional restrictions going into effect January 14, 2021.

“The Town of Fort Erie is committed to doing its part to stop the spread of COVID-19. We want to thank everyone for their ongoing commitment to staying home and staying safe. For those ignoring public health guidelines, I implore you to change your ways,” said Tom Kuchyt, CAO. 

As a result of this announcement, additional office staff from Town Hall will be working at home; however, residents and businesses shouldn’t experience any disruptions when accessing Town services such as planning applications and building permits.

Town Council will continue to meet virtually (as previously scheduled) to provide direction to staff regarding Town operations and initiatives. The next Town Council meeting will be held on January 18, 2021, via zoom.

As directed by the Province, all Fort Erie By-law Enforcement Officers will continue to proactively engage local businesses to ensure compliance. Additional enforcement measures will be put into place if they are unable to obtain compliance from a business or individual. Please note that non-compliant residential gatherings will be responded to on a complaint-based system. To make a complaint, please call 905-871-1600, ext. 5216 during business hours. For after-hours assistance, please contact the Niagara Region at 905-984-3690 or 1-877-552-5579.

Arenas and libraries (curbside pick-up only) were closed on December 26, 2020, as per the Province-wide shutdown and will continue to be closed until further notice. Town Hall has been closed to the public (appointment only) since March 2020.

To read more about the Town’s COVID-19 response, please visit

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