Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) Preparedness

Brantford City Hall

As of March 9, 2020, 72 cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Canada. Areas in Canada with confirmed cases include:

  • Ontario – 34
  • British Columbia – 27
  • Quebec – 4
  • Alberta – 7

There are no known cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the City of Brantford or County of Brant at this time. There has been no evidence of community spread in Brantford or the County of Brant.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada. Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available. The risk to Canadian travellers abroad is generally low but will vary depending on the travel destination.

In Brantford, the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) is the municipality's lead agency in terms of managing a local infectious disease outbreak, while The City of Brantford works closely with the BCHU to support their response plans in a coordinated manner.

The City’s Emergency Management Planning Committee (EMPC) is meeting regularly to discuss the City’s preparations and readiness for an infectious disease outbreak, should Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) present itself locally. 

In the event that an infectious disease outbreak is declared by the Medical Officer of Health (MOH), the City will provide regular updates to the community via the City’s website and social media platforms regarding any City services and programming that may be suspended for any given period of time. No City service reductions are in place at this time.

Members of the community are encouraged to:

  • Follow direction from the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) to know the signs and symptoms of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
  • Call Telehealth Ontario at Toll-free: 1-866-797-0000 or visit the BCHU website for information on how to care for the ill, infection prevention and control, self-treatment and when and where to seek medical attention.
  • Follow Public Health’s direction to use infection control practices such as hand washing, covering your cough and sneeze, staying home when you’re sick to reduce the spread of the virus.
  • It is also recommended to prepare yourself and your family for an infectious disease outbreak by having two weeks of necessities in your home in the event that you have to self-quarantine for a two-week period. Don’t forget supplies for your pet(s) as well.
  • Organizations and businesses should be preparing their own plans and policies to ensure business continuity in the event an infectious disease outbreak is declared locally.
  • If you plan to travel, please consult the destination page on for the latest travel advice. Stay informed by checking both Public Health Canada frequently asked questions (FAQ) and for regular health impact updates as the situation continues to unfold.

For more information regarding City programs and services, please contact the City's Customer Contact Centre at 519-759-4150.


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