COVID-19 Provincial Policies
COVID-19 Stringency Index
Following initial spring lockdowns in response to COVID-19, the level of policy restrictions that individuals are living with has varied greatly across Canada. To capture provincial confinement and public restriction measures, we followed the team at Oxford University’s COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, who have been tracking the different approaches taken by countries since the beginning of the pandemic.
Our index now captures twelve different measures enacted by Canadian provincial governments to counter the pandemic including gathering sizes, facial coverings, school closures, and travel restrictions.
You can read more about how relative stringency has varied in our original Policy Options article, published on November 27th, 2020.
COVID-19 Re-opening Indicators
Since March 2020, the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation has been tracking Canadian policy responses to the pandemic including the timing of public health measures. The re-opening indicators dataset captures when provincial measures were taken or revoked, it was updated until September 2020.
You can read more on this COVID provincial re-opening indicators in our original Policy Options article, published on April 22nd, 2020.
Download the data:
- Updated January 19, 2021: COVID-19 Stringency Index.csv
- Updated September 10, 2020: Provincial policies.csv
To cite this data:
Breton, Charles, Paisley Sim and Mohy-Dean Tabbara. 2021. COVID-19 Canadian Provinces Measures Dataset. Center of Excellence on the Canadian Federation.