COVID-19 Information and Updates
Latest Update on April 19: Newmarket to close all outdoor amenities in response to the Province of Ontario's enhanced public health measures and enforcement
In response to the Province of Ontario’s new enhanced public health measures and enforcement announced today, the Town of Newmarket will be closing all outdoor amenities by 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 to the public in an effort to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. Outdoor amenities that will be closed include: outdoor fitness equipment, basketball courts, pickleball and tennis courts, sport fields and baseball diamonds. (Read more)
COVID-19 Vaccine Information in York Region
COVID-19 vaccine distribution is being managed by York Region Public Health in Newmarket. The Town of Newmarket cannot book appointments for COVID-19 vaccines.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines please visit York Region Public Health's website, email AccessYork@york.ca or call 1-800-361-5653.
Public Health Screening Tool
The Town of Newmarket now has COVID-19 screening for the public and contractors at all municipal facilities.
Use the Ministry of Health's self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek care. If you’re having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911. Always call your health care provider before visiting. Take the Ministry of Health's the self-assessment
Information and Resources
Newmarket's Approach to Reopening
As the Province of Ontario carries out its reopening plan, the Town of Newmarket continues to take a slow and cautious approach with the health and safety of our community our top priority. We will continue to monitor the changing COVID-19 landscape, seek guidance from the Province of Ontario and assess each reopening phase carefully.
The Town will gradually reopen more recreational outdoor amenities as restrictions are lifted. Staff will be performing necessary maintenance work to ensure these areas are safe for use, in addition to posting updated signage. Thank you for your patience as we work through each reopening phase. To see what's currently open and closed, please visit our
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Province of Ontario's framework for reopening.
Practice Social / Physical Distancing
Do your part and help break the chain of transmission. Practice social and physical distancing. Stay at least 6ft. (2m. apart) from other people to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
How Newmarket is prepared
The Town of Newmarket declared a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19 on March 18, 2020. This declaration is not to incite panic but to encourage action and allow the Town to dedicate more resources to respond to COVID-19. You can learn more about what this means and why this declaration was made by visiting our State of Emergency webpage.
The Town continues to work closely with York Region Health to monitor for cases of COVID-19 (formerly known as the novel coronavirus) in Newmarket. York Region Health is also collaborating with local hospitals, emergency services and other health agencies to ensure prompt reporting and follow up of all individuals who may require testing for COVID-19.
The health and safety of all Newmarket residents and our patrons are our top priority. As a precaution, the Town is engaged in higher frequency cleaning and disinfection of high-touch points. These measures have been taken in support of the Province of Ontario's direction to facilitate social distancing to protect staff and residents from the spread of COVID-19.
The Town will also notify the public of future cancellations, openings and updates through: