Today, a joint letter was sent to Premier Doug Ford from all four Halton Mayors and Regional Chair in regards to the regional re-opening of the province that was announced yesterday.
Halton residents and businesses from across Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills have shown great diligence in adhering to physical distancing rules, wearing masks, staying home, staying local, and implementing recommended health and safety controls in public spaces and at local businesses. As a result, our COVID-19 cases have remained low and our hospital capacities have remained high. Joseph Brant Hospital here in Burlington is currently caring for 1 confirmed COVID-19 patient, and Halton public health officials are able to reach at least 90 percent of new COVID-19 cases within one day in their contract tracing efforts. We have the utmost confidence in the people and businesses of our region to continue to adhere to the guidelines that will keep our numbers low and our residents healthy.
Based on our results and the criteria involved in their decision-making, we are asking Premier Ford to include Halton Region in the areas permitted to move into stage 2 of the Province’s plan for re-opening.
You can read our full statement here: Letter to Premier Ford – Halton Region COVID-19 Recovery – June 8 2020
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 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.
HELPFUL RESOURCES & RELATED LINKS:
- Community questions and requests regarding City of Burlington services can be directed to Service Burlington by phone at 903-335-7777, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
- For further COVID-19 information, including where to get tested, please visit Halton Region Public Health halton.ca/coronavirus
- Residents can stay informed at burlington.ca/coronavirus as well as on our social media channels: @cityburlington on Twitter and facebook.com/cityburlington
- Questions about the cancellation of Recreation programs can be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-335-7738
- City of Burlington: www.burlington.ca/coronavirus
- Resources for Residents & Non-Profit Organizations: www.burlington.ca/covid19resources.
- Halton Region: www.halton.ca/coronavirus
- Government of Ontario: www.ontario.ca/coronavirus
- Provincial Emergency Orders: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200052
- Government of Canada: www.canada.ca/coronavirus
- World Health Organization: www.who.int
- Joseph Brant Hospital: josephbranthospital.ca/covid-19
- Team Burlington Business Supports: burlingtonchamber.com/team-burl-supporting-burl-business-during-covid-19/
- Burlington Food Bank: call 905-637-CARE (2273), or visit burlingtonfoodbank.ca
- Food for Life: call 905-635-1106 and press 7, or visit foodforlife.ca
- Canadian Mental Health Association – Halton Branch: call 289-291-5396, or visit halton.cmha.ca