*Please see below a news release issued by the Region of Halton.
The Regional Municipality of Halton
For Immediate Release
February 12, 2021
On February 12, 2021 the Province announced that Halton Region will move to the Red/Control Level of the Province’s COVID-19 Response Framework as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The Province is gradually transitioning each region from shutdown measures to a revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open. The individual Stay-at-Home Orders for 27 public health regions, including Halton Region, will remain in place until the new rules take effect on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
As an added measure, Dr. Meghani has issued revised instructions to businesses to keep staff and patrons safe. The instructions replace and supersede instructions effective December 21, 2020 and are in effect as of 12:01 a.m. February 16, 2021. Instructions for shopping malls and retail stores include ensuring capacity limits and physical distancing are maintained and ensuring compliance with mask wearing.
Read Dr. Meghani’s instructions to businesses here.
These instructions are also in addition to advice, recommendations and instructions issued by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to actively screen every person who works at the business or organization before they enter the premises and actively screen patrons entering businesses or public spaces.
To get the latest information on the Red/Control Level and what this means for Halton, please visit halton.ca/COVID19.
- City of Burlignton news release: Some city services set to resume as Burlington moves to level red in provincial COVID-19 framework on Feb. 16 at 12:01 a.m.
- Premier Announces Plan to Gradually Return to COVID-19 Response Framework
- Province news release: Ontario Returning 27 Public Health Regions to Strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework
- Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework Updated
- COVID-19 public health measures and advice
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.
HELPFUL RESOURCES & RELATED LINKS:
- Community questions and requests regarding City of Burlington services can be directed to Service Burlington by phone at 905-335-7777, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
- Halton Region has created a Reopening Schools resource webpage for parents, students and teachers at halton.ca/covid19.
- 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
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist