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Halton moves to Red/Control Level, with revised instructions for businesses from Medical Officer of Health

Halton Region Enters Red Control Zone

*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


PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages (and subscribe) and, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — 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

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

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


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

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