Hamilton Reopens

Hamilton Reopens is the City of Hamilton’s plan for the next phases in responding to the COVID-19 emergency.

Hamilton Reopens is meant to align generally with the Province’s framework for Reopening Ontario after COVID-19. The City of Hamilton’s framework also uses a phased approach, enabling both the Province and the City to ensure there are appropriate measures in place to reopen safely and limit risks to public health.

The City of Hamilton will take guidance from the Province of Ontario as we move between phases. However, reopening in Hamilton will depend on the pandemic situation within our city, and may not align exactly with the Province’s phases. We may choose to move through the phases of reopening at a different speed than the Province, based on the conditions in Hamilton and advice from our local Medical Officer of Health.

Reopen Updates

Hamilton Reopens is 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.

Please click the button below to read the latest City of Hamilton Reopen media releases:

Remember the Rules

If you’re heading out of the house:

  • Keep a 2 m distance between yourself and others who don’t live in your house. If you can’t keep your distance consider wearing a non-medical face mask;
  • Don’t gather in groups of more than 5 people, and;
  • Wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer regularly, and don’t touch your face.