July 16, 2020
PM Trudeau confirms Canada-U.S. border closure extending to Aug. 21
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that Canadian and U.S. officials have agreed to keep the border between the two countries closed to non-essential travel until August 21.
...Once again, Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the current border measures by one month until August 21, and we're going to keep working closely with our American neighbours to keep people safe on both sides of the border."
".....Anyone who enters Canada, though, must quarantine for two weeks or face a $750,000 fine or jail time. The Canadian government documents where travelers are staying, how they will get there and even how they will get their groceries."
"It's disheartening," WNYers with homes in Canada react to border closure extension
"EAST AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Increasing COVID cases in the U.S. are keeping the U.S.-Canadian border closed for at least another month. That move is leaving cottage owners in a quandary.
"It's a long tradition and a lot of legacy there to use that southern border and get over to Canada and that's gone, it's absent...it's disheartening," said Jerry Ritch of East Amherst.
It's all about the numbers, according to Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26). The number of COVID cases in the US is increasing, while the numbers have gone down across the border. "Nothing's going to change 30 days from now until those numbers in the United States begin to trend down," said Higgins."
July 14, 2020
Canada Border Closure To Be Extended
"Nonessential travel between the US and its two closest neighbors -- Canada and Mexico -- is expected remain blocked until at least late August amid spikes in confirmed coronavirus cases in large swaths of the US.
Two Canadian government sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN Tuesday that the border with Canada is expected to remain closed until at least August 21."
Current as of August 1, 2020 6:42 MDT