Hamilton Reopens is the City of Hamilton’s plan for the next phases in responding to the COVID-19 emergency. Originally published on May 27, 2020 the document outlines the plan for a gradual, safe and measured reopening of municipal facilities and restart of City services and programs.
Since the original publication of Hamilton Reopens (PDF, 1.10 MB), the City has continued planning and preparing for our new reality – one where COVID-19 is present in our community. The document – “Phase Two: Our Gradual Recovery” (PDF, 872 KB) – outlines some of the more specific operational plans and updates as part of Phase Two.
While Hamilton Reopens did not include dates or estimated timelines for reopening, the Phase Two operational updates document does. As well, it continues to outline the steps the City will take to keep our residents and employees safe as we make more in-person municipal services available to the public.
Our community will be forever changed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency and the impacts it has had on our families, our businesses, and our city.
- Hamilton Reopens - Council Presentation - Public Town Hall May 26, 2020 (PDF, 2 MB)
- Public Health Services Post-Peak Framework - Town Hall May 28, 2020 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Alignment with the Province of Ontario’s Reopening Framework
Hamilton Reopens is focused on municipal facilities and city services and programs.
While the Province of Ontario has signaled that Hamilton may move toward Stage 3 of reopening provincially in the coming weeks, this does not mean that the City will immediately announce Phase 3 of Hamilton Reopens.
The provincial plan focuses on businesses and public spaces, while the City’s plan is focused on municipal spaces and services. It’s important to note that the City will make our own announcements regarding reopening municipal facilities and restarting city services and programs that were modified or cancelled as a result of the pandemic.