Flamborough COVID-19 Update

Dear Residents,

As we all try to navigate what has uncomfortably become the "new normal" during the COVID-19 situation, below are some of the latest updates for Flamborough communities with important notices, ways to be prepared and further resources. As the spread of the virus increases on a global scale, the situation continues to develop hour by hour regarding public health updates, closures, announcements and more.

Please keep safe and protect yourselves. Taking care of each other’s physical and mental health is so important and we must take steps to support one another while staying apart.

If you have any questions or need anything during this time, please send me an email at Judi.Partridge@hamilton.ca. Christine, Veronica and I are here to help you. Regular updates are available on my website judipartridge.ca and at Hamilton.ca/coronavirus

Kind Regards,
Councillor Judi Partridge
905 546 2713

Public Health Reminders: Stay Inside

March Break travelers or travelers abroad, it is imperative you go straight home when you return to Canada , do NOT go to grocery stores on the way. As of midnight on March 25, all travelers returning home to Canada must go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days according to new measures being enacted under the federal Quarantine Act . DO NOT GO outside - even for groceries. Ask friends, family or community if you need assistance with porch drop off’s, supplies, etc

It is so important that we remember that by staying inside, keeping the 6 foot distance rule and taking proper precautions, we are helping to take care of others and their loved ones.


COVID-19 Assessment Centres

If you are experiencing symptoms and wondering if you should visit a COVID-19 Assessment Centre, you will need to contact your doctor, Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or public health to get the required referral before leaving the house. You can also complete a self assessment online at Ontario.ca/coronavirus.


Latest Closures in Flamborough and Hamilton

  • All municipal facilities are officially closed to the public until at least April 6, including the Flamborough Municipal Service Centre, Waterdown Memorial Hall, Carlisle Memorial Hall, Harry Howell Arena, City Hall and more.
  • Even though all libraries are closed, residents can register for a Library card online and find eBooks, eAudio, magazines, newspapers and more on www.hpl.ca.
  • All playgrounds owned by the City of Hamilton are closed until further notice
  • All Hamilton Conservation Authority areas are also closed to the public, including membership pass holders.

For more information on affected city services, please click here


Mandatory Closure of All Non-Essential Workplaces

The City of Hamilton has suspended non-essential services effective Tuesday March 24. The City is currently compiling a list of all services that will be impacted by this announcement. However, residents can be assured that all essential services such as the following, will continue:

  • Emergency response by Hamilton Police, Hamilton Fire Department, Hamilton Paramedic services will continue.
  • Hamilton Water operations continue, including drinking water, wastewater collection and treatment, and stormwater management. 
  • Garbage, recycling and organics collection continues. 
  • Shelters, respites, and drop-in centres continue to operate with measures already established
  • Road, sidewalk, and bikeway operations and maintenance, including snow removal, continues


Waste Collection Updates

Councillor Partridge is pleased to report there will be no interruption to waste collection with regular service now confirmed. Waste collection crews will be catching up on any collection delays over the coming week. We ask you to please continue to put your waste at the curb on the regular collection day. Any resident who did not have their waste collected on their regular collection day should leave it at the curb for one extra day.

The City has also suspended curbside pick up of leaf and yard waste until further notice. Residents are directed to either hold on to their leaf and yard waste, or take it to one of the Community Recycling Centres. The closest centre to Waterdown/Flamborough is the Dundas transfer station on Olympia Drive, Dundas. For more information, please click here.


Flamborough Economic Recovery Working Group

The Flamborough Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Economic Development, and the Hamilton and Stoney Creek Chambers of Commerce is forming an economic recovery working group and website to assist businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Please click here for business resources and information including Government Assistance, Small Business Support and Employment & Legal Assistance.


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Councillor Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca