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August 24, 2021 update

Information is accurate as at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Information may be affected by subsequent announcements.

Links to government announcements follow at the end of the update.


  • British Columbia - Additional public health restrictions: Effective August 25, 2021, it will be mandatory to wear a mask in all indoor public places. Effective September 13, 2021, proof of vaccination against COVID‑19 will be required to access certain public places such as gyms and conference venues.

  • Northwest Territories - Public health emergency extended: The public health emergency is extended until August 31, 2021.

  • Nova Scotia - State of emergency extended: Nova Scotia has extended its state of emergency to September 5, 2021.

  • Nova Scotia - Relaxation of public health restrictions: Nova Scotia plans to enter Phase 5 of its reopening plan on September 15, 2021. Most remaining public health restrictions will be lifted except for restrictions on travel into the province.

  • Ontario - Personal support worker wage top-up extended: The Ontario government will extend the temporary wage top‑up for eligible personal support workers until October 31, 2021. The top‑up was set to expire August 23, 2021. The extension is expected to cost an additional $169 million.

  • United States - United States border travel restrictions with Canada extended: The United States government has extended its restrictions on non‑essential travel at its land and ferry crossings with Canada until September 21, 2021. 

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