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.
Wed, 17 Feb 2021
Effective February 16, Oakville, as part of Halton Region, is in the Red-Control level of the Government of Ontario's revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework. The town is assessing programs and services, and opportunities to safely reopen under provincial direction.
“While this is good news for all of us, we must not let our guard down. We remain committed to working with Halton’s Medical Officer of Health and all levels of government to ensure Halton’s numbers remain low,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “We must all do our part to further improve our case numbers and maintain our hospital capacity. I am confident that Oakville residents and businesses will remain on the path forward if we continue to follow public health guidelines.”
Here’s what being in Red-Control means to Oakville residents.
The town continues to offer a variety of opportunities for families, youth and adults to get outside and stay active while practising physical distancing.
“We’re excited to reopen our facilities and return some of our programs as soon as we can safely do so. We’re working to reassemble our teams and prepare our facilities following public health guidelines,” said Julie Mitchell, director, recreation and culture. “Please be patient as we work through the logistics to safely restart our programs and amenities under the provincial directions.”
Although the stay-at-home order is no longer in effect, residents are strongly advised to still follow all public health advice. This means you should:
The Province is also introducing an "emergency brake" to allow for immediate action if a public health unit region experiences rapid acceleration in COVID-19 transmission or if its health care system risks becoming overwhelmed. If this occurs, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, in consultation with the local medical officer of health, may advise immediately moving a region into Grey-Lockdown to interrupt community COVID-19 transmission.
Additional details of changes to any town programs and services as a result of moving to the Red zone will be posted on our COVID-19 Information page and Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts as they become available..
The town offers a wide variety of programs and services online. While the ServiceOakville counter at Town Hall is open for some services that are not online, residents are urged to not visit unless necessary. There are many options to pay property taxes. Please call ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 or visit our COVID-19 Information page and check out the Find Town Services page.