The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
Recognizing that the spread of COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, and that physical distancing is difficult to maintain in enclosed public places, the Corporation of the Town of Oakville supports compliance with the Region of Halton’s By-law 47-20 to require the wearing of non-medical masks/face coverings in enclosed public places in the Town of Oakville or any other place deemed required by any amendments to By-law 47-20.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all town facilities comply with the Region of Halton’s by-law to require the wearing of non-medical masks/face coverings in enclosed public places.
This policy applies to every public place owned by the Town of Oakville (town) and every person that enters or works in such public places.
As stated in Region of Halton By-law 47-20, this policy and any related procedures shall not be interpreted so as to conflict with a Provincial or Federal statute, regulation, or instrument of a legislative nature, including an order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, and/or the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.
This policy and any related procedures remain in effect as long as the Halton Region by-law is in effect.
Policy Number: MS-REG-002
Section: Municipal services
Sub-Section: Regulatory Services
Author: Human Resources
Effective Date: 2020 Jul 23
Review by Date: 2022
Last modified: 2021 Mar 29