COVID19 Update (Ringette Association Of Burlington)

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RAB - COVID19 UPDATE #6 - March 21

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward has declared a State of Emergency for Burlington

Please stay home and self-isolate, engage in social distancing and only go outside for essentials, such as food and medical needs or appointments.

Residents returning from March Break are to self-isolate at home for 14 days and ask family, friends or neighbours to safely drop off supplies to you.

This is required to keep each other safe and healthy and to “flatten the curve.”

For more information, visit

RAB - COVID19 UPDATE #5 - March 15

March 15, 2020

City of Burlington closes all City facilities to public access effective Monday, March 16 to Sunday, April 5


To protect the public and City staff and to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 virus, all City facilities including City Hall will be closed to public access effective Monday, March 16 to Sunday, April 5. While Mayor Meed Ward has not yet declared an official emergency on COVID-19, Burlington’s Crisis Management Team (CMT) has now fully activated the City of Burlington Emergency Response Plan at a Level 2. This decision made today by the CMT, in close consultation with the Mayor, enables a more rapid response to dedicating specific resources to prevention and containment of the virus.

City buildings closed to general public access effective March 16 include:

City Hall (phone/online/drop box still available)

Roads, Parks and Forestry

Burlington Transit - Transit Operations Centre

Animal Shelter

City offices in SIMs Square office building (390 Brant Street)

414 Locust Street offices

Burlington Fire Headquarters and all stations

Essential services including Burlington Fire, Burlington Transit including Handi-Van, Halton Court Services, Traffic Services, By-Law Enforcement, Roads, Parks and Forestry Operations, Animal Control Services and POA Courts will continue to operate as usual to support our community.  Cemetery services will be by appointment.

Service Burlington will continue to operate via phone 905-335-7600 and email [email protected] and we encourage residents reach out if they have questions. Residents can also access services using the City of Burlington mobile app.  A drop box outside of City Hall is available to drop off documents.  Residents are encouraged to delay any non-essential business or to consider conducting business online or by phone, where possible.  Meetings with City staff where appropriate can be setup on a case by case basis and will require a health screening process in keeping with established public health guidelines.

All Burlington Citizen Advisory Committee meetings have been cancelled until April 5, 2020.

The following meetings are cancelled:

March 18 - Agricultural and Rural Affairs Advisory Committee

March 18 – Sustainable Development Advisory Committee

March 23 – Seniors Advisory Committee

March 23 – Committee of Adjustment

March 23 – Integrated Transportation Advisory Committee

March 27 – Inclusivity Advisory Committee

March 31 – Council Workshop

March 31 – Cycling Advisory Committee

April 1 – Mayor’s Millennial Committee

April 1 – Mundialization Committee

City staff are reviewing options related to the upcoming March 30 Burlington City Council meeting, as there are time sensitive matters that may require Council resolution. The City of Burlington is looking into how the meeting may be conducted and will be provide an update closer to the meeting date.  

For further information and updates, the City has launched the webpage

RAB - COVID19 UPDATE #4 - March 14

March 14, 2020

City of Burlington closely monitoring COVID-19 and provides a full update on closures and cancellations


Earlier today, Halton Region Public Health confirmed a third case of COVID-19 in Halton region, a resident of Burlington. While Halton Region Health Department advises the risk of contracting the virus remains low for individuals in Halton, the City of Burlington continues to take appropriate action to prioritize the health and well-being of our community and staff.  Today, the City’s Crisis Management team dealt with a number of items tied directly to our overriding goal of keeping the public and staff safe and minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Update on what’s open and closed
In the last 24 hours, decisions have been made by the City and multiples boards, agencies, organizations and public facilities to close their doors in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These locations currently include:



Aldershot BIA

Office closed, online services available

All publicly funded schools in Ontario


Art Gallery of Burlington


Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Office closed, online services available

City of Burlington - Animal Services




Animal Shelter closed to the public, includes tours, visits, pet adoptions, volunteering and the microchip clinic scheduled for March 21, 2020 (this clinic will be rescheduled)


Animal services that will continue to be provided:

  • Care of animals in the shelter
  • Accepting stray animals; and animals people are unable to keep as the result of being hospitalized*
  • Delivery of stray animals to owners*
  • Dead animal pick-up and sick/injured wildlife calls
  • Bylaw investigations
  • Assisting the police

*Please use the drop box at the rear of the shelter or arrange a time for an exchange at the requestor’s residence

If you have any questions, please contact the shelter by calling 905-335-3030 during regular business hours or email[email protected]

City of Burlington – City Council meetingsand smaller public meetings

Under review – more information to be shared

City of Burlington -Citizen Advisory Committee meetings

Under review – more information to be shared

City of Burlington - City Halland City services located in 390 Brant St (Sims Square)

Open, for City services available online

City of Burlington - City organized, large public meetings and gatherings


City of Burlington – Fire Department

Fire halls are not currently accepting members of the public

City of Burlington - parks, trails and outdoor sport fields

Open for general access – public washroom facilities in parks are closed for the next three weeks

City of Burlington - Recreation facilities, including March Break programming, areas, pools, community centres and the Seniors Centre

Closed for three weeks, from evening of March 13.

Organizations and residents with upcoming rentals may cancel or rebook at a future date (pending availability) with no penalty. Please contact[email protected]

For registrations, including March Break programs please email[email protected]to withdraw from an upcoming course without penalty, or to withdraw from a course in progress to receive a prorated refund.

City of Burlington - Roads, Parks and Forestry administrative office and operations centre


City of Burlington – Transit

Facility open and all Transit service fully operating

Burlington Downtown Business Association

Office closed, online services available

Burlington Economic Development

Closed,online services available

Burlington Libraries


Burlington Museums


Burlington Performing Arts Centre

All events in the large space are cancelled but studio events are currently running

Halton Court Services


Royal Botanical Gardens



Office closed, online services available

Tourism Burlington

Office closed, online services available

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Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

“I know the news today of a third confirmed COVID-19 case in Halton Region, another Burlington resident, will be upsetting to our community, and we can expect to hear of more cases in the foreseeable future. That is why we’re taking every precaution we can to keep our community safe, including the closures of our City recreation facilities and programs for the timing being. We’ve compiled a list of all local closures in one place to assist residents. I continue to ask everyone to be mindful of their neighbours and follow the advice of healthcare professionals to reduce the impact of the spread of COVID-19. For the latest updates, please visit To receive up-to-date notices directly to your email, please subscribe to the City of Burlington’s Health and Safety Notices page online.”

Tim Commisso, City Manager

“I want to extend a sincere thank you to all our local boards and community partners who took quick action to do the right thing and temporarily close their facilities consistent with the City’s actions yesterday. We all have a role to play in protecting our collective health and well-being and these swift actions will aid in preventing the spread of illness in our community. The Crisis Management Team is meeting daily to monitor the COVID-19 situation, including the redeployment of staff and resources from facilities that are currently closed to support other essential City services. I want to recognize the dedication and commitment of the entire City staff team to maintain our services during this very challenging and rapidly changing situation.”

Quick Facts

  • Contact Halton Region Public Health by calling 311, 905-825-6000 or toll free at 1-866-442-5866 if you have a fever OR cough OR breathing difficulty AND any of the following:
    • travelled outside of Canada in the 14 days before onset of illness; or
    • close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19; or
    • close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who travelled to affected areas within 14 days prior to their illness onset.

Links and Resources




Communications contact:
Suzanne Vukosavljevic
Manager of Communications
Office: 905-335-7600, ext. 7841
[email protected]




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RAB - COVID19 UPDATE #3 - March 13

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RAB - COVID19 UPDATE #2 - March 13

The City of Burlington activated its Crisis Management Team (CMT) to coordinate City efforts to protect public and staff from the spread of COVID-19, while maintaining essential City services to the community.

To aid efforts in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the community, the City of Burlington has made the decision to close all City recreation facilities for a minimum of three weeks, as of this evening.

All rental permits will be cancelled and  a full refund will be provided. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact. [email protected].

For the most up to date information from the City about COVID-19, please bookmark or subscribe to For the latest information and resources, please visit the Halton Region Public Health’s page at

RAB - COVID19 UPDATE #1 - March 13

Effective immediately, as per Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health recommendation to suspend all public gatherings over 250 people. This means all Ringette Ontario activities, AA, A and U12 provincials, all regional tournaments including OAIC and league games have been suspended until further notice.

Ringette Ontario will continue to monitor this fluid and ever changing situation. Membership updates will be provided regularly.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Ringette Ontario Team

Effective immediately ALL RAB activities including games, practices and year end tournaments are suspended until further notice. 

RAB Exec will convene in the coming days to review what will be required to finish out the season.
More communications to come.

We encourage all members to remain updated from local, provincial and federal medical professionals to mitigate risks associated with the COVID19 pandemic.

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