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.
Mon, 25 May 2020
Mayor Rob Burton shared Oakville’s COVID-19 Recovery Program, Strategy and Framework at the May 25, 2020, Council meeting. The town’s recovery framework serves as a guiding document for detailed plans being developed to support reopening and recovery.
“This framework will help us navigate how Oakville moves forward and recovers from the impacts of COVID-19 in a way that is safe and efficient,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Work is underway and staff teams are already engaged in recovery planning to ensure the town is prepared to restore services and respond to community needs as we move beyond the crisis stage while maintaining the health and safety of our staff and our community.”
On April 27, 2020, the province announced a three-stage gradual approach (Select Opening, Further Opening and Full Opening) to reopening Ontario, with appropriate measures in place to ensure public and worker safety. The town’s approach to responsibly reopen services aligns with the province. Oakville’s Recovery Program Framework takes a coordinated and systematic approach to reintroducing services to the community with four key principles driving each individual “Return to Service” plan:
The town is well positioned to respond to changes in provincial emergency orders to allow services to resume and amenities to reopen. The following highlights some of the town’s recovery actions already taken to date:
While staff continue to proactively assess what services can safely resume and when, and what new protocols need to be in place, the town wants to remind residents that emergency measures, as well as health and safety protocols imposed by the province, the region and the town, are still in place.
For more information, read the COVID-19 Recovery Program Framework report (item #12 on the May 25, 2020, Council addendum)