Closures/Cancellations as of April 2:


Municipal Closures/Cancellations:

In light of this new directive, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Colby is extending the local list of bans and closures to include both BMX and skate parks, effective immediately.

The John Waddell Off Leash Dog Park in Chatham & Wallaceburg Happy Tails Dog Off Leash Park in Wallaceburg is closed till further notice, due to concerns of social distancing.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across the community, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Colby is ordering the closure of all city-owned playground equipment until further notice. This direction includes publicly owned basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas and outdoor exercise equipment.

Ward 3 residents please be advised that Four Counties Transportation will be suspended until further notice.

All Provincial Offences Court matters between March 16 and April 3 be adjourned to another date.

Municipal Centres in Blenheim, Chatham (Civic Centre), Chatham ServiceOntario, Dresden (including ServiceOntario), Ridgetown, Tilbury and Wallaceburg; Municipal Information Desks in Bothwell, Thamesville and Wheatley; and Park Avenue Business Centre in Chatham will be closed to the public until further notice.

The following events at the Capitol Theatre are cancelled:
March 17 at 7:30 pm: Irish Rovers
March 18 at 7:00 pm: Movie Night “Ford v Ferrari”
March 24 at 7:00 pm: Movie Night “Brittany Runs a Marathon”
March 20-22: The Audience Dance Rivalry 2020 Dance Competition*
March 26-29: Shine Dance 2020 Competition*
April 1 at 7:00 pm: Movie Night “Luce”
April 2-5: Dance Attack 2020 Dance Competition*
April 8 at 7:00 pm: Movie Night “Easter Parade”
April 9: Capitol Theatre Presents New Shanghai Circus
April 15: Movie Night (Terminator Dark Fate)
April 17-19: Enpointe and Just Dance 2020 Dance Competition*
April 22: Movie Night (The Song of Names)
April 23: Capitol Theatre School Show – Goldirocks*
April 29: Movie Night (Richard Jewell)
May 23: Motown Soul*
June 8: The Stampeders

Please be advised that as of 4:30 pm this afternoon Chatham-Kent Economic Development is closing the Chatham office at 124 Thames Street until further notice. Staff are available to provide ongoing consultations and advice by phone, email, or computer going forward,”

Effective immediately the following facilities though the Municipality of Chatham-Kent will close for three weeks. They will reassess at that time and provide updates on a regular basis.

  • All 11 branches of the Chatham-Kent Public Library
  • All 10 Chatham-Kent arenas
  • Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool and Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool
  • Chatham-Kent Museum and Ridge House Museum (Including Imagination Station and Discovery Den)
  • The Capitol and Kiwanis theatres
  • Thames Art Gallery and Art Space
The Chatham-Kent Wallaceburg Employment Resource Centre, 786 Dufferin Ave. 2nd floor is temporarily closed. For employment related support please contact the Chatham-Kent Employment Resource Centre at 519-436-1123.

The Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre will be closing its doors to the public until further information from our local, provincial and federal government states it is safe to resume public gatherings.

Previously Posted Closures/Cancellations:

Concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the cancellation of this year’s Festival of Nations in Tecumseh Park.

All public and private schools to be closed from March 14th-May 4th.

The Children’s Treatment Centre is currently closed due to the COVID-19 precautions. Appointments will be rescheduled after the Centre has re-opened.

As we continue to cope in these challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great disappointment that we announce Tuesday the cancellation of the remaining 2020 spring OFSAA championships and festivals.

As part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada is encouraging Canadians to stay home and has suspended all visitor services and all visitor motor vehicle access to national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas, until further notice. These measures are temporary and are being implemented to help protect the health and safety of our visitors, our employees, and all Canadians.

The Chatham Maroons Prospect Spring Camp that takes place in May has been cancelled.

The St. Clair Catholic District School Board has closed all school playgrounds and access to playground equipment in a further effort to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Lambton-Kent District School Board is officially shutting down all its school playgrounds.

Muskoka Woods Leadership trip has been postponed for this year.

Leon’s Furniture Chatham is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The St. Clair Street location will operate by appointment and online at

Based on the recommendations by local, provincial and federal health authorities, and with support from the Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association, the SCRCA has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Sydenham River Canoe and Kayak Race, scheduled for April 19, 2020.

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Sarnia and Chatham Goodwill Career Centre will be suspending in-person services until further notice. Although the Centres are closed, it will continue to provide services via telephone and virtual services.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Diabetes Canada priority is the health, wellbeing and safety of our families. For that reason, Diabetes Canada have rescheduled their event on March 28th – Dreamer the Supertramp Experience. This show is now May 28th at 7:30pm.

Canadian Blood Services has cancelled the Wallaceburg Blood Clinic that was to be on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Beginning March 30, all LCBO stores will be closed on Mondays. Our reduced hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. remain in effect from Tuesday to Sunday. LCBO Convenience Outlets authorized to sell beverage alcohol are privately owned and business hours may vary.

Because of the vigorous spread of COVID-19, Pie-Zano’s have made the decision to close until April 6th.

Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Commissioner David Branch, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced today the cancellation of the 2020 OHL Playoffs. The CHL additionally announced the cancellation of the 2020 Memorial Cup that was scheduled to be held in Kelowna, BC from May 22-31, 2020.

The annual Community Living Wallaceburg Box Lunch fundraiser has been unfortunately postponed until the Fall. If you have placed a lunch order, the Agency will contact you. Stay tuned for more information, or call (519) 627 – 0777 ext. 2101.

In light of the measures being implemented to stem the spread of COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), Hike for Hospice Chatham-Kent will be postponed until Sunday, June 14, 2020.

Effective Friday, March 27th at 5 PM, Four Counties Transportation will be suspended until further notice.

Based on the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all full-time DriveTest Centres and part-time Travel Point locations will be closed. The closures will take effect March 23, 2020 until further notice.

Highgate Lions Club will be postponing the rabbit supper on April 18.

TekSavvy is temporarily not accepting new customer orders as they transition call center staff to work from home. Prospective customers are invited to check TekSavvy website regularly for updates on when TekSavvy will resume taking new orders. Existing customers can continue to contact TekSavvy for all your service needs at and TekSavvy will respond as soon as possible. Those existing customers that are looking to order television services can continue to do so on

In order to ensure all Food Basics stores continue to be ready to serve you, Metro has temporarily updated Food Basics store hours: 8am – 8pm. This is to make sure each store is sanitized and restocked for the next day. Please check for your local store, as there are some exceptions.

All IMAGINATION Ink and Kent Writer’s Guild Meetings are cancelled till as a yet undetermined time.  However, we will continue with our writing workshop on line. Contact C. Frank Doyle or Patricia Blonde if you need further information about the writing on line workshop.

Sobeys Inc. branded stores: The health and wellness of our teammates and customers remains our very top priority. In our effort to do everything we can to help keep our communities healthy, as of Friday March 20, we are temporarily changing our store hours to 8:00AM – 8:00PM daily.

Starting now,  Loblaw Companies Limited branded stores are reducing store hours to allow our colleagues time for extra sanitization and a bit of rest. Supermarkets will open from 7am-8pm, with the first hour dedicated to seniors and those with disabilities. We will also reduce hours at Shoppers Drug Mart based on the needs of each community – please check online for the revised opening hours for your store.

TD Canada Trust is taking further steps to protect our colleagues and customers. This includes reduced hours at our branches as well as temporary closures. Online services including EasyWeb and the TD App will remain unchanged.

In light of the Covid-19 situation, The Walpole Algonac Ferry have made the decision to temporarily close our port of entry to protect our communities most valuable and most vulnerable at this time. We will remain open for the rest of today in order to bring our First Nation and Canadian Citizen workers back to Canada.

ALL bars, dine-in restaurants, nightclubs and theatres are closed immediately. Take-out and delivery options are still encouraged and are up to the individual business.

All gatherings of 50 or more people (included in that maximum are the number of staff in place to support the event).

All churches and faith settings are closed.

Mary Webb Centre will be postponing all events scheduled in the month of March.

Outreach for Hunger will be shut down until further notice to ensure the safety of our recipients, staff, and volunteers. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.

The GACC board has decided to shut down all activities at the GACC until further notice.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the offices for Community Living Wallaceburg at 939 and 1100 Dufferin Ave., Wallaceburg have been closed. Anyone wishing to contact the agency is asked to please call (519) 627 – 0777 ext. 0. A response will be made within 12 hours.

All Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre Activities in house and offsite has been cancelled till further notice.

Dentist offices across Ontario are closed, except for emergency situations. Emergency situations include trauma, significant infection, prolonged bleeding or pain that can’t be managed by over-the-counter meds.

Ridgetown Curling Club has closed for the remainder of the season.

Due to the uncertainty of Covid 19 Ridgetown District Agricultural Society have decided to postpone their early events. they will be posting updates as the situation progresses.

Please be advised that effective March 18th, 2020, the LTVCA Administration Office at 100 Thames St. in Chatham and the Resource Centre at Longwoods Road Conservation Area are closed to the public.

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Maple City Homes staff will be working remotely until further notice. During this time, our staff will continue to provide all regular services, and will be doing so during regular business hours. Please feel free to contact us by phone or email during this time.

Community Living Chatham-Kent’s three Day Programs (Park Avenue, Riverview Drive, and Sass Road) and two Respite Programs (Children’s, and Adult) are closing effective March 17th, until further notice.  Also, daily non-essential supports ceased effective March 16th, until further notice.

Alzheimer’s Society of Chatham-Kent has suspended its Day Program, Education Sessions and Support Groups for the time being.

New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery in Chatham and Sarnia will be closed from March 16th-April 5th.

All Tim Hortons across Canada are drive-thru and take-out only. Dining room seating is closed.

The health and safety of our customers at the Glasshouse Nursery, employees and greater communities are of our utmost importance. With the continued spread of COVID-19, we believe it is critical to do our part to help reduce the transmission of the virus. With that said, we have made the difficult decision to close our doors to walk-in traffic as of tomorrow, Friday March 20th until further notice.

The Beer Store will reduce store hours to 10am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday, as of March 19th. Stores that operate from 10am to 6pm are unaffected. Sunday hours remain unchanged.

Effective Thursday, March 19, the LCBO will limiting their operating hours. Stores across the province will open between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

All Starbucks are drive-thru and to-go only.

Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise have made the tough decision of cancelling Rotary for Roses 2020. Refunds will be forthcoming.

Chatham Kent Quilters’ Guild meeting on March 18th at 6:30 pm has been cancelled.

Wallaceburg Legion Branch 18 is closed for a 2-week minimum.

Wallaceburg Arts Council’s “Durham Poets Society” event scheduled for March 28th is cancelled.

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) offices across Ontario will be temporarily closed as of March 16th. All programming will be suspended until further notice.

The Chatham Granite Club has decided to end its season as of Sunday, March 15, 2020.

The Sydenham Curling Club is closed for the season.

Playback Sports Equipment will be closed temporarily, effective Tuesday March 17th.

Cineplex will be temporarily closing its network of entertainment venues. This includes the closure of all locations of The Rec Room and Playdium, as well as their entire circuit of 165 theatres across Canada through to April 2, 2020.

Wallaceburg Flying W’s has cancelled Classes, cheer practices, and birthday parties until school resumes. All classes will be extended.

Riverview Gaming Centre, Chatham ON will be closing effective Monday, March 16 and will make a decision to re-open when it is safe.

The Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent is closed to the public until April 6, 2020.

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario to close all service locations effective today. Temporary closures, in effect until April 6th, include all health, fitness and aquatics branches, child cares centres and March Break camps.

OLG has announced the temporary closure of all casinos in the province for the time being. All casinos will be closed by Monday March 16th.

Wallaceburg Martial Arts Karate Camp has been cancelled for March Break and all monies will be refunded to those who paid.

Fit4Less clubs &  GoodLife Fitness are closed temporarily effective March 16, 2020.

Kinsmen Community Centre Gym is closed until further notice

The Ministry of Health has issued that long term care and retirement homes, hospices and supporting housing only allow essential visitors into their facilities until further notice.

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have postponed their 2020 tour including their show previously scheduled in The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor on Friday March 20.

All Masonic meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Spring Session of Ballroom Classes cancelled until the week of April 6th 2020.

All Chatham-Kent Wildcats Basketball Practices are cancelled till further notice. U11 and U12 Girls and Boys Ontario Cup and Provincials are cancelled.

New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery in Chatham and Sarnia will be closed from March 16th-April 5th, 2020.

The Shrewsbury Maple Syrup Festival has been cancelled.

ALL Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres programming has been cancelled until further notice.

RetroFest has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The event is next scheduled for May 21st & 22nd 2021.

CK Recreation programs and services, including all public swimming and March Break programs, are cancelled indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Chatham-Kent EarlyON Child and Family Centres will be closed, effective March 12th – April 6th due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

All licensed childcare facilities to be closed from March 14th-April 5th (at this time, this does not apply to home-based childcare settings)

All CK Arts & Culture facilities are closed, including Ridge House Museum, CK Museum, Capitol Theatre, Kiwanis Theatre, ARTspace, and the Thames Art Gallery.

Wallaceburg Museum March Break activities – cancelled

Chatham-Kent 4-H has suspended all meetings and events, for youth and adults, until at least April 3rd.

KAYO Boxing Club closed until April 4th.

Petrolia Arena – Greenwood Rec Centre – closed until April 5th.

All Chatham-Kent Public Library programs cancelled through April 5th – including March Break activities and low-income tax clinics.

Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Banquet currently scheduled for Thursday, April 16th is being postponed.

St. Clair College will move to online classes starting March 23 following March Break. The College is planning on finishing out the semester with online classes, which means they will run through to April 17. Student labs in areas such as Skilled Trades will continue to operate.

Active Lifestyle Centres in Chatham is closed until April 5th.

All planned events in Ontario Parks are being cancelled until further notice, however outdoor recreational opportunities including camping and day use will still be available at operating parks.

ATJ Classes Cancelled March 14-April 5.

Wild Child Imagination Studio has canceled all studio events for the next 3 weeks.

Chatham Pro Shop will be closed from March 14th until March 23rd.

Giant Garage Sale fundraiser for CK Animal Rescue at Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre March 21st has been cancelled.

All Scouts Canada events and activities are cancelled Effective Monday, March 16 until at least April 5, 2020.

Girl Guides of Canada will suspend all in-person Girl Guide activities until Tuesday, April 14, beginning immediately.

The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Maple Syrup Festival scheduled for March 21st and 22nd, 2020.

Until further notice, only the following services will be available Chatham-Kent PAWR locations.

  • Scheduled surrenders
  • Stray drop offs
  • Stray reclaims
  • Quarantine services (dogs and cats)
  • Scheduled adoptions
  • Food pickups from our food bank

The Wallaceburg Martial Arts will be closed until April 6.


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