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City of Burlington Ready to Support Vaccine Rollout & Offer City Facilities as Needed

Burlington Vaccine Task Force

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 12, 2021 — The City of Burlington has created an internal City COVID-19 Vaccine Coordination Taskforce made up of City staff and the Mayor’s Office as a proactive measure should the City be called upon to provide City facilities for vaccine distribution.  This Taskforce was discussed at the Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability Committee and Special Meeting of Council yesterday. The City is prepared to coordinate logistical support for our facilities as directed by the Region and will continue to work in close collaboration with Halton Region and in support of the Province’s prioritized rollout across Ontario.

“The City would run and maintain any of our facilities that may be needed to aid in the COVID-19 vaccination plan rollout. Public servants continue to serve communities as best they can throughout this pandemic and Burlington is ready to help expedite any vaccine efforts by opening our facility doors to help.” — Allan Magi, Executive Director of Environment, Infrastructure & Community Services, City of Burlington 

The Region of Halton has developed a webpage about COVID-19 vaccinations and will be sharing ongoing information related to the vaccine rollout; the website can be found here.

The Province-wide shutdown is currently in effect for all regions of southern Ontario, including Halton Region, until Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is a community effort and our individual actions do make a difference.  Please continue to follow public health advice and:

  • Stick to your household
  • Essential trips only
  • No indoor or outdoor gatherings
  • Wear a mask in indoor public places
  • Maintain a physical distance of 2 meters from others

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:

We all have a role to play in vaccination efforts, and the City of Burlington stands ready to do our part. Our primary responsibility will be providing facilities and staffing for public vaccine campaigns that will occur in later stages of the vaccine rollout. To plan for those efforts we have created a City of Burlington COVID-19 Vaccine Coordination Taskforce. We will be coordinating our efforts with Regional Public Health, and the federal and provincial governments who are responsible for procuring the vaccine and the criteria for eligibility. It will take all of us working together to get this done, and the City is ready to serve.

PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A consolidated page for information and updates on the work of the provincial Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force is available at bit.ly/COVIDVaccineUpdates.

Halton Region has also created a dedicated COVID-19 Vaccine webpage for up to date information on the status of our COVID19 vaccination program.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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Media Specialist: John Bkila
john.bkila@burlington.ca
905-335-7600