You can read a copy of my Mayor’s Statement here.
The Province of Ontario and Premier Doug Ford announced today the provincially-mandated Stay-at-Home order has been extended to June 2, with no changes to the current permissions around outdoor activity. I know this is frustrating for many of us to hear. I am disappointed outdoor amenities will remain closed, and I will continue to advocate for their safe reopening as soon as possible.
We understand there is still some ways to go to get case counts and hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) levels down to less concerning levels and understand the need for continued restrictions.
However, as all of Halton’s Mayors and Regional Chair — along with many others in the scientific and health communities — have stated, our residents need access to more safe and healthy outdoor activities to maintain our physical and mental well-being, especially for our youth.
Our young people, in particular, should not be penalized because of concerns over how some adults may take advantage of and part in outdoor activities.
We will continue to strongly advocate for immediate reopening of outdoor amenities that allow people to maintain physical distance while getting exercise and fresh air.
I encourage our residents to keep checking our City of Burlington webpage dedicated to Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home updates and Burlington.ca/coronavirus, as well as the Province’s dedicated webpage detailing any changes to its Emergency and Stay-at-Home order.
If you or someone you know is in need of free supports for mental health, food or finances, please visit our City of Burlington COVID-19 Community Resources Page.
- City of Burlington COVID-19 Community Resources Page
- City of Burlington Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home updates
- Province of Ontario Emergency and Stay-at-Home order
- COVID-19 Science Advisory Table for Ontario Brief – Fighting COVID-19 in Ontario: The Way Forward
- Statement by Ontario Medical Association – April 20, 2021
- Halton District School Board Student Senate’s Safe Sports Sub-Committee
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 at halton.ca/covidvaccines 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