Dr Eileen De Villa, Medical Officer of Health, ordered the following measures that will take effect immediately April 1st for up to 12 weeks.

  • All those confirmed positive are to stay home under the Health Protection and Promotion Act for 14 days.
  • All those who have had close contact with someone confirmed positive are to stay home for 14 days.
  • Everyone who is not sick or has not travelled is “strongly directed” to stay home except for the following essential needs: accessing healthcare or medication, groceries once a week, walking pets and daily exercise, while maintaining social distancing protocols.
  • Residents returning home from international travel are to stay home, as directed by a federal order.
  • Anyone over the age of 70 is encouraged to stay home as much as possible.
  • The city is looking to increase support for those experiencing homelessness in regard to self-isolation.
  • Only businesses deemed essential should remain open but are to practice maintaining social distancing protocols, infection prevention and control practices and limit in-person access.
  • Businesses are also asked to increase cleaning and active screening of employees at all businesses.


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, ACAS office will be closed to the public until further notice. The decision was made in order to ensure health of our staff, participants, and communities. In-person services and program delivery are suspended with most staff working from home. We will respond to your phones, emails remotely and Support program staff will offer in-person assistance only on crucial services.

Find out how you can reach us at http://acas.orgacas-offices-closed/