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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)


Current situation

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Halton region please read below:

  • State of Emergency and Stay-at-home Order: On January 12, 2021, the Province declared a State of Emergency. The Province also announced a Stay-at-home Order that will come into effect Thursday, January 14, 2021, for 28 days. More information to come on what this means for Halton Region. Please take this situation seriously and keep following public health direction.
  • COVID-19 emergency child care: On January 8, 2020, the Province announced they would extend the emergency child care program. Local child care operators are supporting the parents of school-aged children who may not be able to accommodate their child’s learning/care at home during the period where elementary schools are operating virtually as part of the Province-wide shutdown. This targeted emergency child care program is offered at no cost to eligible parents. Learn more about COVID-19 emergency child care.
  • Province-wide shutdown: On December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., the province-wide shutdown took effect.
  • Halton Region Medical Officer of Health Statement to businesses: On December 21, Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health, issued a statement instructing retailers to control crowding and ensure a strict two metre distance and keep to capacity limits in stores and spaces. To learn more, read the MOH's statement (PDF file) or Halton Region’s December 21 media release.
  • Class Order: In response to rising cases and to align with Provincial requirements, Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health has made important amendments to the Class Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act. Effective October 5, the amendments revise and clarify the self-isolation requirements and other legal obligations of those who are cases of COVID-19. To learn more, please read the Class Order (PDF file), Class Order Fact Sheet (PDF file) or our media release.

If you, or someone you know tested positive for COVID-19:

  • you are required to self-isolate immediately; and
  • read and carefully follow instructions listed in the “Positive test results” section

If you have had a high-risk exposure to someone who has tested positive, you should self-isolate immediately and get tested. See COVID-19 Core information (Testing and Results, Have been exposed to COVID-19) to determine your level of risk.

Stay-at-home order currently in effect

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is a community effort and our individual actions do make a difference.

  • Stay home – essential trips only
  • Stick to your immediate household
  • No indoor or outdoor gatherings

Province-wide shutdown and related measures are still in effect. This includes Halton Region and its municipalities, Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. Learn more about the province-wide shutdown and stay-at-home order.

Media updates and announcements


Wellness check tool for staff, visitors and contractors

Have you completed your wellness check today? All employees, visitors, and contractors must complete a Wellness check before entering our Regional facilities.

Wellness Check Tool  

Stay home if you feel unwell, even if your symptoms are mild.