Halton Hills new COVID-19 Screening Protocol

Posted On Friday August 07, 2020

A new COVID-19 screening protocol will be in effect as of August 10 at all municipal facilities. This includes the Halton Hills Public Library (starting Tuesday, August 11 – Stage 3 opening day). Screening questions adhere to the direction from Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health to help determine the likelihood of a person’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

“This is new and it is mandatory for everyone,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette. “This means staff, Council members and the public all have to go through the same screening; it doesn’t take very long and it is one more step to safeguard our employees and the public.” 

The screening protocol complements other health and safety measures including wearing a mask/face covering in certain public places; practicing physical distancing; frequent hand washing and enhanced cleaning protocols. 

The screening protocol is available online and the community is encouraged to complete screening in advance and on the day of attending a municipal facility where they will show the ‘green check mark’ on their mobile device. Facility ambassadors will also help with on-site, in-person screening. The screening program will keep an attendance log for 30 days in the event that contact tracing is required by Halton Public Health. After this period, data is automatically deleted. 

To access the screening, go to:  haltonhills.ca/simpletrack.

According to Chief Administrative Officer Brent Marshall, “As an employer, we have a responsibility to our staff to do whatever we can, to keep them as safe as possible. As a municipality, we have the same obligation to the public who access our facilities.”

Learn more on the Town of Halton Hills COVID-19 page.