Posted on Monday, April 06, 2020 09:30 AM
Mayor Dan Carter today declared a local state of emergency for the City of Oshawa in response to health authorities indicating that the next 14 days are crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19.
With the statutory holiday weekend upon us, it is critical that we follow government orders to not gather in groups of more than five people and health authority guidelines to stay home as much as possible and keep a physical distance of 6 feet (2 metres) from others. Everyone has a role to play.
“It is devastating...
Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2020 06:45 AM
In response to COVID-19 and the recent provincial emergency order to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people, the City of Oshawa is cancelling all City-led special events and festivals, as well as special event permits through to and including July 1, 2020.
“We will definitely miss this year’s Peony Festival, Canada Day Celebration and our cherished community partner festivals and events. This decision was difficult to make but was necessary to protect the health...
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2020 09:45 AM
In response to continuing efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and support physical distancing, the City of Oshawa has extended until further notice the closure to the public of City facilities and outdoor amenities.
“This is a challenging and unprecedented time that is calling for extraordinary measures,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “Each of us has a role to play to save lives in our community. Stay home when you can; when you are out, practice physical distancing – help us stop the spread.”
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:15 AM
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the Durham Region Social Services Department continues working with community partners to ensure support is available for those who need it most.
The Region of Durham is actively co-ordinating the COVID-19 response for unsheltered residents, enhancing the shelter system in order to provide more support to these at-risk individuals. Some notable steps that have already been taken include:
- Extended funding for our overnight warming centres to increase and maintain capacity...
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 06:15 AM
Thank you to community members who donated non-perishable food items during last week’s food donation “drive-thru” at the Delpark Homes Centre parking lot.
The supervised “drive-thru” benefitted Feed the Need in Durham and ran from Tuesday, March 24 to Friday, March 27. The event was in partnership with The Regional Municipality of Durham, City of Oshawa, Town of Ajax and Municipality of Clarington, with additional drive-thru locations in Bowmanville and Ajax. Feed the Need in Durham has reported...