Oakville officially ends emergency declaration
Published March 16, 2022 at 10:13 am
The state of emergency in Oakville is over.
The Town ended its declaration of emergency officially Wednesday after it was first issued two years ago at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the mask mandate is being removed by the province on March 21, mask requirements will remain in place in Oakville and Halton Region until at least Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
That is when Regional Council is expected to repeal the Regional mask by-law.
“A state of emergency for the town is no longer necessary as the province continues on its reopening path and key public health indicators are showing improvement or remaining stable in Oakville and across Ontario. The next little while will be a transition period for our community and as we make more progress,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton.
“I encourage residents to remain kind, considerate and respectful of each other.”
Oakville will continue to follow the provincial and regional direction and regulations. To get updates on the Town’s programs and services, visit its COVID-19 Information page and Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Residents are also reminded to follow public health guidance such as:
- getting fully vaccinated for COVID-19;
- staying home when sick; and
- washing or sanitizing your hands frequently.