On May 22, 2020, the Halton Region Medical Officer of Health issued a Class Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act. This Order requires residents who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and all associated close contacts to stay home for 14 days and self-isolate.
To learn more about the Class Order:
- Visit halton.ca/covid19;
- Read the detailed Class Order here — 2020-05-22 Halton Regional Class Order;
- Click this link for some FAQs — 2020-05-22 Halton Region Class Order Fact Sheet.
The Class Order and FAQ sheet clearly defines when to self-isolate and who is considered a close contact. The order will be in effect until the Medical Officer of Health determines it’s no longer required.
You are required to self-isolate if you:
- Have been diagnosed with COVID-19;
- Have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting for laboratory test results;
- Have symptoms (even if mild) associated with COVID-19 or have had such symptoms within the past 14 days;
- Have come in close contact with someone diagnosed, suspected to have COVID-19, or with symptoms associated with COVID-19; or
- Have been asked to do so by Halton Region Public Health.
Close contact means you are a person who, within the past 14 days:
- Provided care for a COVID-19 patient, including health care workers, family member or other caregivers; or
- Had other similar close physical contact with a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 while the case was ill; or
- Lived with or otherwise had close, prolonged contact with a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 while the case was ill; or
- Have been identified by Halton Region Public Health as a close contact of a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19.
Although we are seeing some positive signs, and a slow and cautious reopening in some areas across the City, we are not through this pandemic yet, and must continue to be vigilant and follow the Provincial Emergency Orders and advice of our medical professionals. Please continue to take care of ourselves and each other.
— Mayor Marianne Meed Ward
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
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist