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Halton Mayors, Chair urge Province to Reconsider Moving Halton Region to Stage 2 Re-opening

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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


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To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

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