Halton Region Moves to Stage 2

By: Laura Steiner/ Editor

The Region of Halton is moving to stage two of the province’s reopening process after COVID-19. As of Friday at 12:01 a.m. restaurants with patios, barbers, and hair salons can re-open their doors to customers.

“This move to stage 2 shows that as a community we have all strongly adhered to public health direction,” Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr said. Halton is one of seven additional regions added to the phase two list.

Halton’s numbers as of June 16 sit at 711 total cases, an increase of just three from yesterday. 79 are listed as “probable,” no change since yesterday. 103 cases are currently considered “active”; an increase of one over yesterday. 663 are listed as “Recovered/ Resolved.” 24 people have died of COVID-19.

Milton’s numbers as of June 16, 2020:

  • 186 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 19 “probable cases.”
  • 30 are considered active.
  • 171 are considered recovered or resolved, and
  • 4 patients have died of COVID-19.

“We still have more work to do and must stay vigilant. I encourage everyone to continue physical distancing in public outside of your social “circle”, wash your hands frequently, stay close to home as much as possible, and stay home especially if you are not well,” Halton Region Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hamidah Meghani said. Meghani also urges anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested. The Region operates the following four testing centres:

  • Milton: 725 Bronte St. Milton Ontario.  Hours are 9am to 5pm Monday-Sunday.  Phone number: 905-203-7963.  An appointment is preferred.
  • Oakville:  Trafalgar Memorial Hospital: 3001 Hospital Gate.  Hours are: 9am-5pm Monday-Sunday.  Phone number: 905-203-7963.  An appointment is preferred.
  • Georgetown: Georgetown Hospital: 1 Princess Anne Drive, Georgetown.  Hours are: 9am-5pm Monday-Sunday.  Phone number is: 905-203-7963. An appointment is preferred
  • Burlington: Joseph Brant Hospital: 1245 Lakeshore Blvd.  Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-7pm. Phone number is: 905-632-3737 ext. 6550  No appointment needed

For more information on the Region’s approach to fighting COVID-19 including a full list of businesses that are going to be open visit their website.