Last updated: January 14, 2021 at 5 p.m.

A province-wide declaration of emergency and stay-at-home order are in effect.

Read Toronto Public Health’s guidance for elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, and in-person instructional services.

On January 4, 2021, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health issued a Letter of Instruction to all employers in the City of Toronto permitted to be open under the Reopening Ontario Act. Employers permitted to be open are required to take the additional measures set out in this Letter to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Schools and school boards licensed under the Education Act, and schools and private schools within the meaning of the Education Act that are operated in accordance with a return to school direction issues by the Ministry of Education and approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health are currently exempt from these instructions due to sector-specific legislation, directives and guidelines governing COVID-19 measures in these settings.

Read Toronto Public Health’s guidance for elementary and secondary schools.

Read Toronto Public Health’s guidance for post-secondary schools.


Toronto is in Lockdown level of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, effective 12:01 a.m. on November 23. Under the provincial order, in-person instructional services are not permitted. Instructional programs, including one-to-one teaching/training, should be offered virtually.