City Matters: COVID-19 Bulletin April 16

The Government of Ontario has extended the Provincial State of Emergency and Stay-at-home Order for an additional two weeks, and for a total of six weeks, effective April 17 at 12:01 a.m.

The Province of Ontario is also:
  • Restricting the use of some recreational amenities.
  • Prohibiting all indoor and outdoor gatherings for members outside of the same household, except for persons living alone that may be able to join another household.
  • Shutting down non-essential construction, warehouses and manufacturing.
  • Tightening capacity of indoor events like places of worship, weddings and funerals.
  • Limiting travel between provinces and seeking further international border restrictions.
Find out about the province-wide stay-at-home order.


Some outdoor recreation amenities remain open but restricted.
  • Some outdoor recreation amenities including public trails and parks remain open for safe enjoyment and exercise, but are restricted to members of the same household only.
  • Any person who enters or uses an outdoor recreation amenity must maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others (excluding members of the same household).
  • More information will be provided to the public as it becomes available, and as implementation begins on Monday, April 19.
Garbage and recycling services
  • The Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) will operate with reduced hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Saturdays).


Garbage and recycling services
  • The Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) will operate with reduced hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Saturdays).
  • The Household Hazardous Waste Depot is closed. Service will resume after shutdown. 
  • The administrative office at KARC will be closed and its counter services will be provided electronically. 
  • Replacement Blue and Grey Boxes and Green Bins will not be available during the shutdown.
  • Giveaway Day on April 17 is cancelled. 
Open City Services


COVID-19 Vaccine clinic at the INVISTA Centre remains open for booked appointments.
  • KFL&A Public Health asks residents to not arrive more than 10 minutes before their appointments and to wait in their vehicles or outside (maintain 2 metres of physical distance from others).
  • For more information about booking an appointment visit the KFL&A Public Health website.

Stay Informed. Stay Safe.

Find regularly updated information on COVID-19, City services available, and what you can do on the City's COVID-19 webpage.  All of our updates will be noted within our news releases, on our website, and our verified social media feeds. 

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-04-16 22:49:41 -0400