Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global pandemic. The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) continues to closely follow confirmed and probable cases in our area. For case number updates and information regarding testing and treatment, please visit the city's local public health online resourcesFor a breakdown of current cases in Ontario and Canada, please visit Public Health Canada. 

For a current list of most commonly asked questions related to the pandemic, please visit brantford.ca/Covid-19FAQ

Local Public Health Resources

In Brantford, the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) is the municipality’s lead public health agency. The City of Brantford continues to works closely with BCHU to help promote and support their response plans.

What to do if you have symptoms of Covid-19

Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU)  if you are experiencing symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Please do not visit an assessment centre unless you have been referred by a healthcare professional. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

What citizens can do to prevent the spread of illness

  • Know the facts. 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 washingcovering your cough and sneeze, staying home and social distancing to reduce the spread of the virus.
  • Prepare yourself and your family (and any pets) 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. It is not necessary to have more than 2 weeks supply of necessities at this time.
  • All Canadians arriving from international destinations are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Consult Public Health Canada frequently asked questions (FAQ) and bchu.org for regular updates.

Provincial and Federal Resources

  • Visit the provincial government website to learn more about how the Province of Ontario’s response to the covid-19 pandemic.
  • Access the most recent Government of Canada travel advisories related to the coronavirus covid-19 global pandemic.

Business Resources

The City of Brantford is committed to supporting businesses during and after our collective response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Our current focus is to continue to help local businesses navigate the challenges they are experiencing while .

To assist, the City's Economic Development department has curated a list of business support programs and resources that will be updated as additional supports are announced.

Brantford neighbours helping neighbours

In uncertain times, we know that community supports are more important than ever. To build on the supportive community movement that is sweeping across Canada during this difficult time, the City of Brantford is working diligently with our community partners to ensure that residents have access to the most updated information on available resources and services, and ways to connect with their neighbours if they require support or want to assist those in need.

Together with our community agencies and partners, the City’s top priority during the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic is protecting the health and safety of our citizens. In an effort to assist the public find support faster, we have compiled a list of local resources that are available to help those in our community in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please visit the "Brantford neighbours helping neighbours" resource page for details on how you can be involved or access community supports.