Toronto, Peel and North Bay-Parry Sound returning to strengthened COVID-19 response framework

Published On
March 6, 2021

On March 5, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced Toronto, Peel and North Bay-Parry Sound District public health regions will transition out of the shutdown and into the revised and strengthened COVID-19 response framework. They will no longer be subject to the stay-at-home order. Seven other public health regions are moving to new levels in the framework.

Toronto Public Health and Peel Public Health will move to the framework at the Grey-Lockdown level. North Bay-Parry Sound District will move to the framework at the Red-Control level. These changes will come into effect on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:01am.

Based on the latest data, the following public health regions will move from their current level in the province’s COVID-19 framework into the following levels on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:01am. For more information about the five public health measures zones, please see OMVIC’s bulletin from February 13, 2021.


  • Peterborough Public Health;
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts; and
  • Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit.


  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit; and
  • Timiskaming Health Unit.


  • Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit; and
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit.

More information:

For the full list of public health region classifications, visit:

Questions about the framework levels can be directed to [email protected] or the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services’ Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.