Information from Public Health
Hamilton Public Health Services (PHS) is taking steps to protect the health and safety of our community by working with our health system partners and Ministry of Health colleagues to ensure we’re prepared to respond to this situation as it evolves.
At this point there have been 26 cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton that indicate that there is spread in the community, in addition to other travel related cases.
Residents need to be mindful that the situation is rapidly evolving. People are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, only leaving for trips such as groceries or other essential supplies. When outside of the home, ensure you maintain a safe distance (6 feet) from others, wash hands frequently with soap and water, and cover cough or sneeze with your sleeve or a tissue.
City Operations & Service Information
As part of our emergency preparedness planning, we’re working together with Hamilton Paramedic Services, hospitals, primary care providers, Ontario Ministry of Health colleagues, and academic institutions. This includes implementing a plan to monitor, detect, and if needed, contain and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
We’ve fully activated our Incident Management System which is used to focus attention and resources on urgent issues. This involves the activation of key roles needed to support the current situation as it relates to COVID-19 preparedness.
The City of Hamilton values equity and inclusion and works to ensure Hamilton is a place where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are accepted and celebrated. Although the COVID-19 outbreak originated in China, this virus is not racially oriented - it is geographically oriented. This means that it does not discriminate among people who can be affected. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 outbreak, persons of Chinese heritage (and other Asian countries) have voiced concerns about the potential for discrimination. During times like this, people need to support each other and speak out against any instances of discrimination.
The City of Hamilton is providing the information found on this website as a public service. The City is making every effort to ensure the accuracy, currency and reliability of the information. However, because information known about the COVID-19 coronavirus and recommended health and safety measures can rapidly change, the City cannot guarantee that all information is completely current or accurate. All content is subject to change without notice.
The City of Hamilton will not be responsible or liable to any person or business for any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of or based on any use of this website and its information, or any other website to which this site is linked.
This website is not intended to provide individual specific advice, including medical or legal advice. Any questions regarding your particular circumstances should be directed to your own professional advisor(s).