Province Implements stay-at-home order effective April 8

This article was published on: April 8th, 2021

Yesterday, the provincial government announced a third provincial emergency and stay-at-home order in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission and the threat to the province’s hospital system capacity.

Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. the province-wide stay-at-home order requires everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes and will stay in effect for at least four weeks.

Niagara College will continue with its lockdown delivery plans implemented after the April 1 order. Any schedule changes due to the April 1 order have been shared at the program level, and are available via Blackboard.

As Ontario enters its third lockdown, Niagara College is reminding all members of the college community to follow provincial safety orders and to only leave home for essential purposes which, under the order, include school and work that is essential or cannot be done from home. The health and safety of our college and our community is our shared responsibility and we must work together to limit the spread of COVID-19.

If you must leave your home for essential trips, continue to wear facemasks in public spaces, practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene. If you experience any symptoms at all, stay home, isolate and get tested.

Together, we are working towards a brighter future.

For more information about Niagara Region Public Health guidelines, please visit Public Health’s COVID site.

For information regarding Niagara College’s COVID-19 measures and updates on operations, visit