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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)


Current situation

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

  • Province-wide Stay-at-Home Order: On April 7, 2021 the Province declared a provincial emergency and announced a Province-wide Stay-at-Home Order, effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The Stay-at-Home Order will be in place for at least four weeks and includes additional public health measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 variants in communities.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Program Update: On Friday, April 9, Indigenous Adults (including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations) who live in Halton and are 18 years of age or older as well as one immediate household family member who is 18 or older will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment through our online booking system. Note: To be eligible, you must have had your 18th birthday on or before the date of their first dose appointment. For more information, please read our April 8 media release or visit our Who is currently eligible in Halton webpage.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Program Update: On Tuesday, April 6, Halton residents 60 years of age and older (born in 1961 or earlier) will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment through our online booking system. For more information, please read our April 1 media release or visit our Who is currently eligible in Halton webpage.
  • Province expands pharmacy locations offering COVID-19 vaccinations: On April 1, the Province announced additional pharmacy locations, including 19 in Halton, that will be offering the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine to individuals 55 years of age and older. Eligible residents can book directly through a pharmacy as early as April 3. Appointments cannot be booked through Halton Region’s booking system or 311. For information about the program, including pharmacy locations and how to book an appointment, please visit (external link)
  • Celebrate safely this Spring: Refer to our latest fact sheet for tips on how to safely celebrate spring holidays. Watch Dr. Meghani’s latest video for information on how to help limit the spread of COVID-19 during spring celebrations (YouTube video link).
  • Medical Officer of Health rescinds instructions for food and drink establishments: On March 22, 2021 Halton Region Medical Officer of Health Dr. Meghani issued instructions to food and drink establishments in Halton as an added measure to protect the safety of staff, patrons and the broader community. As a result of the province-wide shutdown, these instructions will be rescinded as of Saturday April 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Read the updated letter (PDF file) from Dr. Meghani on
  • Update on Oliver’s Steakhouse COVID-19 Outbreak & COVID-19 VOC Exposure: 
    • March 22, 2021: Further to our investigation, Halton Region Public Health has confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of staff infected to seven. As such, Halton Region Public Health is extending the exposure period to up to and including Thursday, March 18. We are asking all patrons who visited Oliver’s Steakhouse between March 8 and March 18 to self-isolate (external PDF) for 14 days after their visit, and to get tested for COVID-19. Read the latest media release.
    • March 19, 2021: Halton Region Public Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Oliver’s Steakhouse Restaurant located at 141 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville. Patrons who dined at the restaurant between March 8 and March 13 have been exposed to a COVID-19 variant of concern. While Public Health is attempting to call these patrons, this effort may take some time. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are asking all such patrons to self-isolate for 14 days after their visit to the restaurant, and to get tested for COVID-19. Patrons can call 311 for more information.
  • 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 October 2 media release.

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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
  • Avoid all social gatherings

The Stay-at-Home Order, and other new and existing public health and workplace safety measures will help preserve health system capacity, safeguard vulnerable populations, allow time for progress to be made with vaccinations, and save lives. Learn more about the Stay-at-Home Order.

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.

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

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