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Office of the Mayor and Council update
September 3, 2021


Halton reaches new vaccination milestone

As of today, 80 per cent of Halton’s eligible population born in 2009 and earlier is now double vaccinated. Eighty four per cent have received a single dose.

Following Wednesday’s Provincial announcement for a vaccination passport, vaccination appointments in Ontario doubled according to Health Minister Christine Elliott. In a tweet she said “we’re already seeing thousands more Ontarians roll up their sleeves, nearly half of whom are receiving their first dose.”

This weekend you can get your first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at YMCA Oakville, 410 Rebecca St. from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a walk-in clinic and no appointment is necessary.

Pharmacies and primary care offices are also offering vaccines.

To see today’s updated COVID-19 statistics for Oakville from Halton’s Public Health Unit CLICK HERE
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Halton COVID case counts

Today Halton is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday’s report, adjusting the seven-day average to 20 cases per day.

Oakville is reporting + 5 new case since yesterday’s report of 5,675 to now 5,680.
Oakville is reporting + new recoveries since yesterday’s report of 5,769 to now 5,773.    
Oakville made up 21 per cent of the cases since yesterday’s report;

  • Oakville reporting 5
  • Milton reporting 4
  • Burlington reporting 14
  • Halton Hills reporting 0

There are currently 34 Active Cases in Oakville and 1 COVID-19 patients being cared for at OTMH (this number includes transfers from facilities outside of Halton Region).

Today Ontario is reporting a total of 567,878 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date. There are 326 reported to be currently hospitalized. Compared to the previous day, this represents:

  • An increase of 807 confirmed cases (percent change of -6.7%)
  • An increase of 6* deaths (percent change of -57.1%)
  • An increase of 738 resolved cases (percent change of +8.4%)

Today there are 169 patients in Ontario ICUs with 25 testing negative for COVID-19 and 144 testing positive and remain infectious. 105 of those remain on ventilators.

Comparing Halton to GTHA - Case Numbers

Source: Public Health Ontario
Halton COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard
The indicators are based on the Ontario Public Health Unit Core Indicators for COVID-19 Monitoring, with targets adapted to the local Halton context and population. Together the indicators are intended to provide an overall snapshot of current local data on the COVID-19 pandemic, to keep the community informed and assist with local decision-making.

Canada COVID case counts

As of today, Canada had reported 1,507,051 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 33,493 considered active. The death toll stood at 26,991.

As of early Friday morning, more than 219 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. The reported global death toll stood at more than 4.5 million.

COVID-19 vaccine tracker

Ontario's COVID-19 vaccination rollout 
To visit the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table Dashboard, click here
Halton's COVID-19 vaccination program

COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario


As of Friday, 20,871,664 total doses have been administered in Ontario.  There are 10,006,367 people fully vaccinated in the province.

As of Friday at 8:36 am CST, more than 53,590,287 doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across Canada.

Oakville & Halton

Town of Oakville Announcements

Town of Oakville Labour Day closures

Most town facilities will be closed for the Labour Day holiday on Monday, September 6.

The town wishes everyone a happy long weekend.
Learn more


Halton's seven-day average climbs above 20 cases


Halton Region reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, but despite the lowest total in three days, the seven-day average still climbed to 20.1.
Read the full story


Vaccines and ventilation hot topics at Halton District School Board meeting


Ventilation and vaccinations were the two main topics of discussion at the Sept. 1 meeting of the Halton District School Board (HDSB).
Read the full story


Arrest Made in Relation to Indecent Act Offences in Oakville


On September 1, 2021, members of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested a male in relation to previously reported incidents of a male exposing himself to females in the area of the Morrison Creek trail system in Oakville. He has been charged with:

  • Criminal Harassment (9 counts)
  • Indecent Act (7 counts)
  • Exposure to Person Under Age of Sixteen Years

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Due to a court ordered publication ban, the Halton Regional Police Service cannot provide further information regarding this accused.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2216.


The secret to Barrington’s 70 years of resilience in Oakville? Going “back to 101”


Barrington's is poised to celebrate its 70th anniversary in the coming weeks. Husband and wife co-owners Paul and Brenda Barrington have survived a myriad of hardships that often hit businesses in Oakville hard.
Read the full story



Ontario's vaccine booking portal sees appointments double after passport announcement

Ontario’s health minister says COVID-19 vaccine bookings through the province’s portal more than doubled on the day the government announced its vaccine certificate system.
Read the full story


Modelling table co-chair says late fall lockdown 'unavoidable' if Ontarians don't reduce contacts


The co-chair of Ontario’s modelling table says that residents will only have to “moderately” reduce their contacts to mitigate the fourth wave of the pandemic but she is warning that failure to do so now could make another lockdown “unavoidable later in the fall.”
Read the full story


Ontario doctors urged to be selective about issuing medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccinations


Doctors must be judicious about handing out medical exemptions to COVID-19 vaccines, the head of Ontario’s medical regulator said, urging physicians to do their part to slow the pandemic’s fourth wave.
Read the full story



Government of Canada Announcements
Canada evacuated over 3,700 people from Afghanistan. More than 3,000 evacuees have now arrived in Canada, which includes more than 900 passengers who arrived on four flights since Sunday, August 29. We expect more to arrive here in the near future.
Read the full release
On Sept. 7, Canada plans to open its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from across the globe, and let them skip the country's 14-day quarantine requirement.
Read the full story
Crowds of people opposed to COVID-19 vaccinations clogged the streets of Vancouver and demonstrated outside hospitals across B.C. on Wednesday afternoon, earning the indignation of some political leaders.
Read the full story

International news

Idaho hospitals nearly buckling in relentless COVID surge


Idaho hit a grim COVID-19 trifecta this week, reaching record numbers of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and ICU patients. Medical experts say the deeply conservative state will likely see 30,000 new infections a week by mid-September.
Read the full story


Warming Arctic linked to polar vortex outbreaks farther south


Warming of the Arctic caused by climate change has increased the number of polar vortex outbreaks, when frigid air from the far north bathes other parts of the Northern Hemisphere in killer cold, a study finds.
Read the full story


Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

Ontario still not decided on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with federal holiday now just weeks away


The Ontario government says it still has not decided how to commemorate the federally recognized National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, and whether or not it will mark the day as an official provincial statutory holiday.
Read the full story

In other news

‘The Delta variant is real and it’s very dangerous’: St. Catharines man in coma as he fights COVID-19


Family urging people who are on the fence about the vaccine to get their shot.
Read the full story

Local Services

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:

Kerr Street Mission

The Salvation Army Oakville


Oakville Meals on Wheels continues to operate 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Oakville Meals on Wheels continues to operate under increased safety measures.
Learn more 

Oakville Fare Share Food Bank hours

The demand for service at the Oakville Fare Share Food Bank have almost doubled over the last nine months and as a result, hours will increase to serve everyone.

The new hours are:
Monday 9.30 am to 2.30 p.m.
Thursday 2 to 7 p.m.

Upcoming events

Nominate your Community Champion today
The nomination deadline is Friday, September 10, 2021, at 4:00 PM
Sign up for the Terry Fox Run  - September 19, 2021

Free Reading Program

The Optimist Club of Oakville is sponsoring The Free Reading Program - which is a professionally designed, comprehensive, FREE TO USE, Kindergarten to Grade 6 online English Literacy Program. It includes over 260 Learning Units which encompasses 3600 interactive learning activities. It is designed to instill confidence, it includes audio, visual and tactile elements based on leading educational research and proven teaching techniques.
Learn more

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