Covid-19 Community update for May 20, 2020


Covid-19 Community update for May 20, 2020




Town of FE


Town of FE media release


May 20, 2020


Message from Mayor Redekop
I want to say a big thank you for the abundance of good deeds that have taken place in Fort Erie since COVID-19 began.

To all those who are doing their part during this stressful time by physical distancing, practicing proper hygiene, and self-isolating when required; to each person who has lent a helping hand to a neighbour, a non-profit organization or a business; and to all the frontline health care professionals, first responders, municipal workers, and those required to serve us while placing themselves in harm’s way each and every day, I want to express my and Council’s deep appreciation for all you do and all you have done for our community. It is the selfless generosity of so many that makes Fort Erie such a wonderful place for all of us to live and raise our families.

Thank you, Fort Erie, for doing your part during this extraordinary crisis and for listening to the advice from health professionals. Through these steps, we will be able to overcome this pandemic and be stronger for the experience. In the meantime, Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Well.

Fort Erie Boat Ramps Reopen
Boat ramps in the Town of Fort Erie were reopened to the public on Saturday, May 16. Anyone who chooses to use the boat ramps should follow the best practices to limit the spread of COVID-19 as outlined by public health professionals. Day passes can be purchased onsite at the Crystal Beach Waterfront Park Boat Ramp for $10. Season passes are not available at this time.

Restrictions on Outdoor Spaces in Fort Erie
As the Niagara Region cautiously moves forward to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, some restrictions are being lifted while others are staying in place in the Town of Fort Erie. For example, organized sports are still restricted on municipal fields, given their necessity for gathering of groups. Parks are open for passive use only. Playgrounds and their equipment, benches, washrooms, sport courts, and beaches remain closed at this time. We ask the public to continue being patient as staff work on plans to safely reopen park amenities and beaches.

Niagara COVID-19 Business Impact Survey
A Business Impact Survey has been developed to gauge the impact of COVID-19 on business operations. This survey will run until May 25 at 5pm. Visit for more information about this survey and other initiatives.

Open Air Burning in Fort Erie
The Fort Erie Fire Department proactively manages outdoor fires through its Open Air Burning bylaw. This bylaw includes container type, size, location, weather conditions, acceptable materials to burn, requires supervision, suppression devices and more. The Town does not currently have a burning ban in place. To learn more, visit

Fort Erie Virtual Market
On Thursday, May 14, the Town of Fort Erie hosted a virtual pop- up market on Instagram Live with Digital Main Street. This was a great way to support small businesses as well as get involved in the online marketplace, allowing for residents to get to know a little bit about different businesses as well as the opportunity to win prizes. A big thank you to all the businesses who participated in this great initiative.

Updates to Regional Landfill Operations
Niagara Region’s landfill and drop-off depot sites are now fully operational; however, residents are still encouraged to only use the sites if necessary. Niagara Region warns residents that longer than usual wait times should be expected as changes have been implemented to ensure physical distancing on drop-off pads. For more information, please visit



Town of FE , “Covid-19 Community update for May 20, 2020,” Fort Erie Local History, accessed June 12, 2024,

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