Halton Hills mayor urging public to stay home for the holidays


Published December 14, 2020 at 4:45 pm

Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette is urging the public to stay home ahead of the upcoming holidays.

With Christmas almost two weeks away and the Halton Region in the red control level of the province’s colour-coded system in the fight against COVID-19, worries continue about the possibility that the region will follow Peel, Toronto and Windsor/Essex’s footsteps and enter another lockdown.

“I am asking residents to continue to take precautions against the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said Mayor Bonnette.

“This means, limiting in-person get-togethers and not going out to visit friends and family; however, per the direction of the Province, people living alone can spend the holidays with one other household.”

Residents are being encouraged to stay connected while staying apart through the use of technology and using video chat conferencing for virtual gatherings during the holidays.

“I know people that are setting their tables with a computer monitor so they can enjoy the company of their family in a safe and meaningful way this holiday season,” said Bonnette.

Keeping the local community informed and supporting local businesses continues to be among the Town’s top priorities.

“Many local restaurants are offering take out and the holiday season is a great time to support these businesses. Why not order in and try something new; this means less work and more time to spend – even remotely – with those you love. That’s my pandemic lesson,” said Bonnette.

The Town continues to update its COVID-19 web page with links to Halton Region for up-to-date information on health and safety protocols and procedures.

To report concerns regarding non-compliance to COVID-19 protocols, call the COVID-19 hotline at: 905-825-4722.

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