Phase Two Updates

Hamilton Reopens - Phase Two: Gradual Recovery

About Phase Two

The City of Hamilton entered Phase Two of Hamilton Reopens on June 19, 2020.
Phase Two is focused on safely expanding the municipal services available to residents and returning more staff to work. During Phase Two:

  • Some municipal facilities and offices reopen to the public with measures to enable physical distancing and health screening upon entry
  • Most recreation programming and events remain cancelled
  • Where required, staff will return to the workplace under enhanced health and safety guidelines with strict adherence to physical distancing, health screening upon entry, and restrictions on gatherings
  • Many staff continue to work from home
  • Staff who were redeployed to support COVID-19 emergency response efforts will continue in their temporary positions
  • Restrictions on the number of people gathering to follow Provincial Orders
  • Most outdoor municipal amenities are open to the public
  • Many City services are available both online and in person with enhanced health and safety measures in place for staff and residents accessing services at municipal facilities

Currently, Phase Two: Our Gradual Recovery includes operational updates for four main areas:

  1. Reopening of City Hall
  2. Reopening of Municipal Service Centres
  3. Elected Officials: Administrative Offices & General Operations
  4. Continuing to Work Remotely

Each of the areas outlines timelines and operational impacts, based on what we currently know about the COVID-19 virus and its behaviour. This plan may change and evolve as more information becomes available.

For the latest updates on the COVID-19 emergency in Hamilton, and the most recent updates related to municipal closures and reopenings, programming, events and any other City business visit or