July 2 Office of the Mayor and Council Update
Special Meeting of Council will address mask wearing
I've called a Special Meeting of Council for 7 pm July 8 to consider the evidence for and against mandatory mask wearing orders. At the meeting my Council colleagues and I will consider new information available on mask wearing. Read more about that below and watch the Oakville Special Council meeting live at Oakville.ca.

As of today, wearing a mask on Oakville Transit will be mandatory. It’s an order I issued June 11 to encourage everyone riding public transit to keep each other safer. The decision, as with all health-related decisions that have been made during the COVID-19 pandemic, is based on the advice from our Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Meghani, who recommends wearing a mask when you can’t keep your distance. It protects others from you. You can keep yourself safe by following the other health measures public health is advising, including washing and sanitizing your hands, covering coughs and sneezes and keeping physical distance.

Dr. Meghani, as referenced in the statement issued by Halton Chair Gary Carr on Tuesday evening, says that our community does not need a mandatory mask order here. She has the authority to issue a mask-wearing order and at this point, has not seen evidence it would be necessary for her to issue such an order, but she says if a municipal council passes a by-law, she would be supportive.

What makes Oakville, and Halton, different from the regions where municipal government is making masks mandatory is our low numbers and the fact that our Medical Officer of Health is not recommending it. Peel and Toronto’s COVID case load is substantially higher than ours. In fact, for the third straight day, Oakville has no new cases and zero COVID patients are being treated at our hospital.

Yes, we want to keep our COVID curve flat like this and that’s why we’re appealing to the good nature of everyone to protect the gains we’ve made so far. Follow the advice of public health authorities to wash and sanitize your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, keep a physical distance and wear a mask when you can’t. I also encourage you to follow my three Cs of COVID-caution: avoid close spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings.

Near the end of this email you will find a detailed report from The Globe and Mail about what we know, and don’t, about masks. After reading it I would hope that you would agree with me that wearing a mask causes no harm to those of us that don’t suffer from breathing issues and that wearing one can save others.

At the very end of this email you’ll find the updated timeline which shows how far we’ve come and where we hope to go through recovery from the pandemic.
Items in this update:

  • COVID case counts
  • Mandatory mask policies, enforcement in other regions
  • Outbreak at Oakville home declared a false alarm
  • Lockdown saved millions of lives
  • Oakville update on CHCH Morning Live
  • Two new Oakville Matters episodes
  • Oakville youth arrested for racist graffiti
  • Town of Oakville announcements
  • ServiceOakville counter at Town Hall now open for payments
  • Halton leaders strongly encourage residents to wear face masks
  • Halton Healthcare gets $5.2 million in provincial funding
  • Lakeshore construction update
  • Curbside pickup
  • Provincial Government announcements
  • Ontario reviews elevator laws
  • Additional funding to support municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners
  • Ontario race-based COVID-19 data collection to begin imminently
  • Stage 3 of Ontario's COVID-19 reopening plan looms nearer
  • Ontario government asks school boards to consider starting school early
  • Government of Canada announcements
  • Government introduces draft regulations providing relief for Registered Pension Plans
  • Extension of Rent Relief Programs for small businesses
  • Canada extends mandatory requirements under Quarantine Act
  • Public health tracking four COVID-19 outbreaks linked to Edmonton restaurants
  • Daily cases of COVID-19 surpass 50,000 in the U.S.
  • In other COVID-related news
  • Undocumented migrant workers slipping through COVID-19 net
  • China study warns of possible new pandemic virus from pigs
  • Denied tests in early days of COVID-19, they're still sick and begging for help
  • What we know, and don't, about masks
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COVID case counts
Total confirmed cases in Halton increased by +4 since Tuesday, from 754 to 758 with 0 new confirmed cases in Oakville. The total remains at 251 for the fourth day in a row. There are 13 active cases in Oakville and there are currently 0 COVID-19 patients being treated at OTMH.

There were 0 reported recoveries in Oakville, total remains at 261 and +1 recoveries in Halton Region from 759 to 760

Oakville's community transmission rate is holding at 37 per cent as pictured below.
Ontario reported a combined total of 302 new cases of COVID-19 over the last two days, with 149 of those from Wednesday and 153 today, the Ministry of Health says.

The newly confirmed cases bring the total in Ontario since the outbreak began to 35,370. Nearly 87 per cent of those are now resolved. An additional 386 were marked resolved over the two-day period covered in today's report.

As of 11:20 a.m. ET on Thursday, Canada had 104,642 confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases. Provinces and territories listed 68,217 of the cases as recovered or resolved. A CBC News tally of deaths based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC's reporting stood at 8,677. 
Visit https://art-bd.shinyapps.io/covid19canada/ for the U of T COVID-19 data aggregation map
COVID-19 deaths per million
Mandatory mask policies, enforcement in other regions
The City of Toronto has passed a By-Law ordering mandatory masks in all indoor public spaces. Under the by-law, establishments are ordered to adopt a policy to ensure that no member of the public is permitted entry to, or otherwise remains within, any enclosed space within the Establishment unless the member of the public is wearing a mask or face covering.
The By-Law, Bill 511, has no mention of any monetary penalties for not complying with their mandatory mask by-law and does not require employees or members of the public to provide proof of any of the exemptions for not wearing a mask or face covering.

On Tuesday, Toronto Mayor John Tory admitted there wouldn’t be “aggressive enforcement”. The City, rather, will focus on education.

“To be candid about it we don’t really have the resources to go around and look at every store and look at every person that is in one of those places,” he said. “We are going to rely on people by and large to get educated and to do the right thing.” Tory likens the call for masks at businesses to be similar to a no shirt, no service policy.

The Medical Officers of Health for the municipalities of Guelph and Kingston issued Class Orders made pursuant to Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990 mandating mask orders. Failure to comply with the Order in Guelph and Kingston is an offence and may result in a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for every day or part of each day on which the offence occurs or continues.

Meanwhile, the City of Brampton held a Special Council Meeting where they passed a Motion to instruct the city’s legal department to draft a by-law for ratification for July 8, 2020. Mississauga’s next city council meeting is July 8, 2020. No details on fines or fees have been released.
Declaration of new COVID-19 outbreak in Oakville a false alarm
Earlier this week, Halton Region Public Health declared a new COVID-19 outbreak at Waterford long-term care home on the Sheridan floor. However, the region declared this a false alarm today. The Oakville numbers were never affected by this declaration as the presumed infected individual was an employee of the home and resided outside of Halton.
What if we hadn't locked down? Studies show we saved many millions of lives
Scientists think mandating mask wearing could help us avoid another costly lockdown in the future.

Oakville and Halton
Oakville update this morning
Today on my weekly CHCH Morning Live appearance I discuss why making masks mandatory isn’t necessary in Oakville and the other, better measures you can take to keep yourself and others safe.

Two new Oakville Matters episodes
In this episode I’m joined by members of my Economic Task Force as we discuss the newly launched Welcome Back, Oakville campaign.
For this town update I’m joined by Ward 7 Councillors Jasvinder Sandhu and Pavan Parmar as we discuss what’s happening in Oakville right now.
Oakville Youth Arrested for Racist Graffiti
I would like to thank the members of the community who came forward to provide information and footage to assist the Halton Regional Police Service with their investigation. We must continue to be vigilant and stand against any acts of racism or hatred in our community.

Town of Oakville announcements
ServiceOakville counter at Town Hall now open for payments
As part of the town’s recovery efforts, the front counter at Oakville’s Town Hall will be re-opening as of July 2 to offer some in-person payments including Presto passes, private tree permits, property taxes and parking tickets. These services are in addition to the services residents can currently access in-person by appointment only, such as marriage licenses, commissioning Committee of Adjustment applications, community clean-up supply pick-up, and to drop off materials related to building and planning. All other customer service counters within Town Hall remain closed at this time.

While some in-person services are being offered, the town continues to encourage businesses and residents to use our online services including various permit and development applications , as well as applications related to  patios business licensing sign permits  and  noise exemptions . The town also offers the easy-to-use Report a Problem tool.

“I am delighted that we have been able to put in place a number of precautions to open Town Hall’s front doors and front counter to the public. As we do so however, we continue to encourage the community to use our convenient online services as much as possible. Please follow the public health guidelines for handwashing, physical distancing and mask-wearing, which are key to staying healthy and combatting transmission of COVID-19,” said Mayor Rob Burton.

To avoid cash handling, debit and credit card transactions are encouraged for all payments. Cash will not be accepted for property tax payments. Residents can also use the drop box outside the Town Hall front doors for cheque payments, letters, or small packages. 

Property owners will be glad to hear that the 2020 final tax installment due dates have been extended to August 25 and October 26. Penalty and interest on all outstanding property tax have also been waived for the remainder of the 2020 tax year, until the first working day in January 2021. This means property tax payments for 2020 are due by the dates noted above, however, those who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic have the ability to make payment any time within the 2020 tax year, without penalty. Any property taxes outstanding by January 1, 2021 will have penalty and interest applied, at a rate of 1.25 per cent per month.

Residents accessing the ServiceOakville counter will see enhanced health and safety precautions in place, including plexiglass screens at the counter, floor markings to support physical distancing requirements of no less than 2 metres, and signage to help with traffic flow and maximum occupancy.

Reopening the ServiceOakville counter and expansion of in-person services further supports residents and businesses as the community moves through phases of reopening and recovery. The town has a comprehensive recovery process in place that aligns with the province’s gradual phased-in approach. As provincial guidelines are updated, the town will continue to look for opportunities to expand programs and services in a safe and responsible manner.

To find what’s open, what’s closed and a complete list of services available online, visit the COVID-19 information page at oakville.ca .

For more information, contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 or service@oakville.ca .
Halton leaders strongly encourage residents to wear face masks in public indoor spaces
As the communities and economy reopen, Halton leaders are calling for residents to wear non-medical masks or face coverings in indoor public settings and for businesses to require them as a way to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19.

Halton Healthcare gets $5.2 million in provincial funding
Halton Healthcare Services will get $5.2 million in operational funding for 2020/21 as part of Ontario’s $935 million investments in hospitals across the province.

Lakeshore construction update
What's happening now
Allan to Reynolds
  • Placement of granular material for road base
  • Sidewalk removal on south side
  • Preparations for sidewalk installation on south side
  • Preparation for granite pavers on north side

Reynolds to Trafalgar
  • Preparation for curb installation Reynolds to Trafalgar

Trafalgar to Dunn
  • Installation of new watermain and sanitary services
  • Installation of catchbasins and connection to storm sewer

Navy to Dunn
  • Granite pavers, planter curbs and bollard installation
  • Preparation for street furniture installation
What's been completed
Allan to Reynolds
  • Wiring of streetlights
  • Sidewalk poured north-east corner of Reynolds
  • Granite tree wells on north side
  • Granite paver base installed

Reynolds to Trafalgar
  • Backfilling of silva cells on north side
  • Street light pole bases on north side
  • Installation of granular road base ongoing

Navy to Dunn
  • Granite paver and planter curb installation ongoing
  • Towne Square bollards
Curb Side Pick-Up

Quick-stop parking spaces are in place, assisting businesses with customer ‘curb-side’ pick-ups. Vehicles stop within the assigned spaces, driver remaining in the vehicle. The retailer/restaurant staff member are then prompted with a call or text message and brings the purchase to the vehicle.
Provincial Government announcements
The Ontario government is launching consultations in an effort to improve elevator safety, performance, and availability in multi-storey buildings.

The province is seeking input on proposed regulatory changes under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000. These new rules would help to ensure that elevators are well-maintained and meet updated safety requirements.

The government is working with the TSSA to enhance elevator safety and availability, and help consumers, including those with accessibility needs to make more informed choices as homebuyers and renters. As part of these enhancements, the TSSA would be required to publish elevator outage data for residential buildings online, providing valuable information that will help consumers make better-informed decisions about their future homes.

Ontarians can share their input  online  until August 4, 2020.
Additional funding to support municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners
The Ontario government is providing municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners with an additional $150 million to continue to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19 by improving homeless shelters and creating opportunities for longer-term housing. This investment more than doubles the funding currently flowing to local municipal service managers and urban Indigenous program administrators through the Social Services Relief Fund.

Municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners will be able to use this funding for long-term, innovative housing solutions resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. They can renovate shelters or purchase new facilities that will help with physical distancing in the short term and support longer-term, more sustainable solutions to homelessness. In addition, this funding could also be used to provide vulnerable people with food, shelter and supplies.
The funding is another way that Ontario is coming to the table to support municipalities as it continues to work with provincial partners and the federal government on municipal supports through the federal government's proposed Safe Restart Framework.

With this additional funding, the government is providing municipal service managers and urban Indigenous program administrators with $350 million through the Social Services Relief Fund. This builds on the support being delivered as part of the  COVID-19 Action Plan to Protect Vulnerable Ontarians . The action plan provides enhanced screening and testing in high-risk settings such as shelters and homes, including for those with developmental disabilities, and provides personal protective equipment and training so staff will know what to do in the event of an outbreak.
Ontario race-based COVID-19 data collection to begin imminently
With Ontario’s race-based COVID-19 data collection beginning “imminently,” health experts say crucial unresolved questions will determine whether those efforts help alleviate the pandemic’s brutal disparities, or cause more harm.

Regulatory changes came into effect last Friday that mandate the collection of information on race for all newly reported COVID-19 cases province-wide, along with data on income, household size and languages spoken. Data collection is beginning once training for public health units and changes to data entry systems are complete, according to a health ministry spokesperson.
Stage 3 of Ontario's COVID-19 reopening plan looms nearer
The chances of large parts of Ontario moving soon to Stage 3 of the province's COVID-19 reopening plan are looking bright as the spread of the coronavirus remains slow in most public health units. 

"We hope to be able to move into the next stage as soon as possible," Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Tuesday.

Ontario government asks school boards to consider starting upcoming academic year earlier 
"In order to maximize instruction time for students, school boards and school authorities are encouraged to start their school year by Sept. 1."

Government of Canada announcements
Government introduces draft regulations providing relief for Registered Pension Plans
Finance Minister Bill Morneau today announced the release of draft regulations that would help employers who sponsor a Registered Pension Plan (RPP) or salary deferral leave plan for their employees to manage and maintain their benefit obligations through the crisis. It will also assure employees who participate in salary deferral leave plans that suspending their leave of absence (e.g., via a recall to essential-service work), or deferring their scheduled leave for up to one year, will not put their plan at risk.

The proposed draft regulations would support the effective administration of such plans through the COVID-19 pandemic, providing temporary relief from various registration rules and other conditions that must be complied with under the  Income Tax Regulations  by:
  • adding temporary stop-the-clock rules to the conditions applicable to salary deferral leave plans for the period of March 15, 2020 to April 30, 2021;
  • removing restrictions that prohibit an RPP from borrowing money;
  • extending the deadline for decisions to retroactively credit pensionable service under a defined benefit plan or to make catch-up contributions to money purchase accounts;
  • permitting catch-up contributions to RPPs to be made in 2021 to the extent that 2020 required contributions had been reduced;
  • setting aside the 36-month employment condition in the definition “eligible period of reduced pay” for the purpose of using prescribed compensation to determine benefit or contribution levels; and
  • allowing wage rollback periods in 2020 to qualify as an eligible period of reduced pay for prescribed compensation purposes.

These proposed measures are part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, which has helped protect Canadian jobs, and committed billions in support to Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the pandemic. The government will continue to monitor and respond to the wide-ranging impacts of COVID-19, and take additional actions as needed to protect the health and safety of Canadians and stabilize the economy.
Extension of Rent Relief Program for small businesses
On June 30, 2020, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) will be extended by one month to cover eligible small business rents for July.

  In addition, to simplify the application process for all applicants, the Federal Government is removing the requirement to claw-back insurance proceeds and Provincial Government rent supports from the CECRA forgivable loan amount for both existing and new applicants. Existing applicants who are affected will be notified and will have any previously clawed-back amounts restored to their forgivable loan.
The Federal Government has agreed with all provinces and territories to implement the one month extension. This will provide important relief for small businesses that continue to experience financial hardship, and also allow property owners to maintain rental income and keep tenants in their commercial properties as the economy gradually restarts.

Applications will continue to be processed through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website  (CMHC).
Canada extends mandatory requirements under the Quarantine Act for anyone entering Canada
Tuesday the Government of Canada extended the Emergency Order requirements related to mandatory isolation and quarantine until August 31, 2020, for travellers entering Canada. Anyone entering Canada—whether by air, land or sea—will continue to be required to isolate for 14 days if they have COVID-19, or have reasonable grounds to suspect that they have signs and symptoms of COVID-19, or quarantine for 14 days if they do not have signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The Order also clarifies when travellers are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering. This includes a new requirement for individuals who are otherwise exempt from quarantine to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when in public settings if physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Border measures prohibiting foreign nationals from entering Canada from any country other than the United States subject to certain limited exceptions—which are generally not applicable for optional or discretionary purposes, such as tourism, recreation and entertainment—have also been extended until July 31, 2020.

Border measures restricting all non-essential travel, including tourism and recreation, across the Canada-US border remain in effect until July 21, 2020.
Public health tracking four COVID-19 outbreaks linked to Edmonton restaurants
Health officials were tracking outbreaks of COVID-19 linked to four Edmonton restaurants on Tuesday, as the province Alberta reported 41 new cases of the respiratory illness.

International news
Daily cases of COVID-19 surpass 50,000 in the United States
New cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, shot up by nearly 50,000 in the U.S. on Wednesday, marking it the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic.

In other COVID-related news:
How undocumented migrant workers are slipping through Ontario's COVID-19 net
Two thousand off-the-books foreign labourers complicate pandemic battle in Windsor-Essex.
China study warns of possible new 'pandemic virus' from pigs
A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential "pandemic virus," a study said, although experts said there is no imminent threat.
They were denied tests in the early days of COVID-19. Four months later, they’re still sick and begging for help
What we know – and don’t know – about masks

Hedi Zhao and Sukhdeep Jatana are medical students at McGill University. Mark Loeb is an infectious disease physician and professor of pathology and molecular medicine at McMaster University.

The debate over wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus seems to be getting more emotional by the day. In the United States, proposals to make masks mandatory have led to intense arguments and speeches, as we saw at a Palm Beach County commissioners meeting in Florida last week. Tensions are set to rise in Canada, too, with places such as Mississauga, Toronto and Peel Region moving toward mandatory mask wearing in indoor public spaces. The act of donning a simple piece of fabric over the mouth has become a symbol of our new and dangerous reality – and an expression of people’s deeply held political views and beliefs.

In the absence of an effective therapy against COVID-19, and with a vaccine not yet on the horizon, non-pharmaceutical interventions such as the use of masks have taken on an added importance. All this warrants a look at the research on masks and their history to see what the evidence is for wearing them in the pandemic.

‘Who do masks protect: the wearer or other people?’ André Picard answers your questions on face masks and more

It was in 1897 that a mask was first used during surgery by French physician Paul Berger, who wanted to shield his patients from his saliva (he had a dental infection). A variant of this mask was used at an open-air hospital in Boston during the 1918 flu pandemic and led to speculation that a combination of masks, natural ventilation and strict hand hygiene reduced infection rates.

Over the course of the century, masks underwent continual evolution, from Berger’s rudimentary six strips of gauze to the development of the N95 mask in 1972 by 3M. Today, surgical masks are commonly worn by health care workers within the operating room to protect the sterile field. They are also used to protect health care workers from patients with suspected respiratory viral infection, typically worn upon entry to the patient’s room and for “source control” – that is, to protect immunosuppressed patients from health care workers who may be infected.

N95 respirators are worn to protect health care workers from patients who may have infections such as tuberculosis. Currently they are being used to protect against COVID-19 infection during high-risk procedures such as intubation (inserting breathing tubes) or bronchoscopy (when a thin tube is inserted into the airway to examine the lungs), which can generate aerosols.

There is a stark difference between a surgical mask and a respirator such as the N95. A respirator prevents small airborne and larger droplet-borne infectious particles from entering. The name refers to the fact that the respirator blocks at least 95 per cent of small (0.3 micron) test particles. These devices are made of multiple layers of non-woven fabric, including outer protective layers, a prefiltration layer and a high-efficiency layer that determines filtration. The process for testing N95s is stringent and includes test conditions at a particular airflow, humidity and temperature, as well as the use of neutrally charged particles of the size most likely to pass through the mask. Users must also undergo a fit test to ensure a tight seal around the edges of the mask to prevent leakage, occasionally requiring different models for optimal protection. Individuals with stubble growth, a beard, a mustache or sideburns that cross the respirator sealing surface may fail this test.

Medical masks, also known as surgical masks, similarly undergo regulated testing, but often using less stringent standards, as they are intended to trap the wearer’s secretions and deal primarily with large droplets. When tested against the same standards as respirators, their filtration is highly variable depending on the model, ranging from 10 per cent to 90 per cent. Thus, medical masks are considered by the World Health Organization to sufficiently protect health care workers from patients with upper respiratory tract infections including the coronavirus during non-aerosol generating procedures. However, N95s should be used in higher-risk situations, such as interacting with patients who have infections transmitted via small airborne particles, as is the case with tuberculosis, or during procedures that generate these aerosols.

When putting on or taking off a mask in a medical setting, training is required. Prior to putting on a medical mask, individuals should first wash their hands. They should then cover their mouth and nose with the mask and make sure there are no gaps between their face and the mask. It is important to avoid touching the mask while wearing it. It should be removed from behind, without touching the front of the mask, then discarded. The hands should then be washed again.

The length of use of surgical masks and N95 respirators can be uncertain. Surgical masks are more frequently discarded because of their low cost and greater availability. Manufacturers of N95 respirators generally specify that they should be discarded if they become soiled or used during an aerosol-generating procedure. However, other than this, there is little guidance from the manufacturers or from public health authorities about how long these devices can be safely used. Sterilization and reuse of N95 respirators is currently under consideration at many Canadian institutions, but data about the safety of disinfection and reuse is limited.

It’s still uncertain how health care workers can best protect themselves in a clinical setting during the pandemic. There have been no randomized trials, the most rigorous form of evidence, comparing surgical masks to N95 respirators for COVID-19, although one study is being conducted in Canada. A pooled analysis of four controlled trials involving a total of 5,549 health care workers randomized to use either surgical masks or N95 respirators showed no significant difference in laboratory-confirmed respiratory viral infection between the two types of masks. While evidence with respect to COVID-19 is pending, it is widely agreed that wearing any mask offers more protection than wearing nothing at all.

The evidence for the use of masks in the community is even more controversial. In two community studies, investigators found no significant benefit to wearing a mask in everyday life interactions among family members with upper respiratory illnesses, although the sample sizes were small. Recent mathematical modelling, however, is suggestive of the benefit of universal mask wearing in the community when the uptake is at least 80 per cent. An evaluation of the characteristics of cotton masks and aerosol properties suggests they may lead to a possible modest benefit in the reduction of transmission, however no studies in populations for COVID-19 have been performed.

So where does this leave us? Current recommendations by public health organizations, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, advise cloth face coverings when around people outside one’s household, especially when it is difficult to maintain physical distancing, as this may offer a form of source control (that is, not protecting the user but rather others). The WHO advises the use of cloth masks in settings where there is widespread transmission, where the capacity for control measures is limited and especially in settings where physical distancing is not possible, such as on public transit or in stores. Given that cloth masks may help with source control – and wearing one causes little harm – this approach seems reasonable.
Upcoming events:
Food Banks experiencing record demand
Oakville's food banks are in record-breaking demand. If you can donate anything, please do. Your help is needed.

Fareshare Food Bank Oakville: 905-847-3988 or email  oakvillefoodbank@gmail.com

Kerr Street Mission: 905-845-7485 or donate online at kerrstreet.com

The Salvation Army Oakville: Donate online https://salvationarmy.ca/
Oakville Meals on Wheels continues to operate

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Oakville Meals on Wheels continues to operate under increased safety measures. I f you know or are aware of someone who is struggling, call 211 and get help to navigate the network of health, community and social service programs. This service is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and has interpretation for over 150 languages. And, if you are able, please consider supporting the Meals on Wheels effort by making a donation.

Testing in Oakville
Call the COVID-19 hotline
For the duration of the pandemic, if a member of the public wishes to report an incident of non-compliance with the emergency orders, they may contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722

It is critical that our residents use 911 for emergencies only.
Coronavirus timeline