Cambridge to enter shutdown following provincial announcement

Posted on Monday December 21, 2020

Due to rising case counts and strain on the health care system, effective Saturday, December 26 at 12:01 a.m. Ontario is moving to a provincewide shutdown.  

In light of this, Cambridge will join area municipalities in the Waterloo Region and close all public facilities. The restrictions will remain in effect until Saturday, January 23, 2021.  Please note the following in terms of City facilities and services:

  • All municipal buildings, including community centres, The Cambridge Centre for the Arts, arenas, pools, and City Hall, will be closed to the public as of noon on December 24.
  • Cambridge Farmers’ Market will remain open with restrictions in place.
  • All indoor recreational activities have been suspended. Visit #Recfromhome on the City’s website for ways to stay healthy, engaged and connected during the COVID-19 situation
  • The Winter Break Camp will continue on December 21, 22, and 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the John Dolson Centre.
  • Outdoor ice rinks, parks and trails will remain open with restrictions in place.
  • Service Cambridge staff are available to answer service-related questions by phone at (519) 623-1340 or email at
  • Cemeteries remain open providing limited services with physical distancing measures and 10 people indoors and outdoors.
  • We continue to encourage residents to complete city business online and over the phone, where possible. It’s never been easier to stay connected to your city, even when we’re all apart. Download the City of Cambridge mobile app and access City services from home. Download the app today for iOS and Android or visit the Service Cambridge Portal.
  • Payments for City utilities/taxes should be done through direct banking services or a drop box is available at City Hall.
  • Staff in corporate divisions will continue to work from home and are available by email or phone.
  • All health-related questions should be directed to your personal health care provider, Telehealth (1-866-797-0000), Waterloo Region Public Health (519-575-4400) or via their website. For medical emergencies call 911.
  • City Council Meetings will continue virtually, as well as online engagement opportunities for residents on City projects and initiatives.

Any further service changes will be updated on our website or communicated directly to user groups

The City’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of our residents, employees, and community. Please follow public health directives and stay close to home. Under the recent directives, no indoor gatherings will be permitted with people outside of your household. If you live alone, you may gather with one other household. Outdoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people with physical distancing.

As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever we need to pull together as a community and do whatever is necessary to beat this virus. Thank you for doing your part. We are in this together.

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Primary Media Contact

Susanne Hiller

Director of Corporate Communications

City of Cambridge