COVID-19 Information and Updates



COVID-19 Information and Updates

This page is a resource for up to date information on Town facilities, programs and services that have been impacted by COVID-19. This page will be updated frequently. 

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Latest Updates

Updated June 3, 2020

What You Need to Know: Summer in Whitby

Summer camps, programming cancelled

We have made the difficult decision to cancel all summer programming, including camps and swim classes. Events have also been cancelled up until the end of the summer, including the September 19, 2020 Harvest Festival.

The decisions were made in consideration of the continued advice of provincial and public health officials that the practice of physical distancing must continue to help keep people safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Read full details on:

Park Amenities and Playgrounds - What's Open and Closed

On May 19, the Ontario government announced the immediate reopening of a number of outdoor recreational amenities as part of the first stage of its plan to reopen the province.

Town staff are completing required maintenance and repair of these amenities to ensure they are safe and ready for the public, in addition to posting updated signage throughout Town parks to reinforce the need to stay six feet apart.

View the Status of Amenities Reopening.

Read the Public Notice for full details.

What's Open Whitby Map What's Open Whitby Map Pin Graphic

Shopping local in Whitby just got easier! Use our new online "What's Open Whitby" map to see who's open for business and how they're delivering services - whether it's curbside pick-up, contactless delivery or in-store service. You ca quickly search for a local business by category or address to find a variety of options available. 

Get on the Map

Are you a local business owner? Complete this short survey to populate your business on the map.

Supporting Community Spirit Through Painted Rock Gardens

As our spring grass cutting operation gets underway, we're creating three temporary local “rock gardens” where hand-painted rocks can be safely displayed. Painted rocks previously placed by residents have been carefully moved by Town staff to these areas to be enjoyed by all. The rock gardens are located at:

  • Rotary Centennial Park (800 Brock Street South)
  • Luther Vipond Memorial Arena (67 Winchester Road East)
  • Whitby Shores Greenway Gardens (across from 287 Whitby Shores Greenway)

View a map of the gardens and learn more.

Supporting Local Organizations’ Response to COVID-19

Since March, the Mayor’s Community Development Fund has awarded more than $50,000 in funding to support local organizations in their response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Learn about recent grant recipients and how your organization can apply for support.

Burn Ban Lifted

Effective today, Friday, May 8, the burn ban in the is lifted. Permit holders can resume burning on their property. Residents looking to obtain a permit can visit to learn more about provisions and to complete an application.


Contact Whitby Fire and Emergency Services: 905.668.3312 | Email

Roles and Responsibilities During COVID-19

Each level of government - Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal has role and responsibilities in response to COVID-19.

Download our Government Roles and Responsibilities Chart.

Government Roles and Responsibilities Chart

Learn more about these recent updates:

COVID-19 Information

The health and well-being of our staff and community is our top priority. It will take all of us working together to stop the virus from spreading. Health officials have told us the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to:

  • Practice physical distancing of two metres (6 feet) from anyone outside of your home
  • Avoid making non-essential trips in the community and work from home wherever possible

Let's all do our part to stay apart and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Recommendations from Durham Health

The Region of Durham Health Department advises that if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, and have recently returned from travel outside of Canada, please contact your health care provider and Durham Region Health Department at 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729.

More information is available at

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Durham Region Health Department at 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729
Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
Government of Canada COVID-19 Information Services at 1-833-784-4397

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News and Notices

Latest News and Notices

What You Need to Know: Summer in Whitby 
Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Supporting Local Businesses - "What's Open Whitby" Portal Makes Shopping Local Easier  
Posted Thursday, May 21, 2020

What You Need To Know Local Impact of Province’s Stage One Reopening Plan
Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Supporting Community Spirit Through Painted Rock Gardens
Posted Friday, May 15, 2020

Town to Reopen Marina and Boat Launch Facilities This Saturday
Posted Friday, May 15, 2020

Supporting Local Organizations’ Response to COVID-19
Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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