Durham Region

Durham Region implements six garbage bag limit and reminds residents of important waste tips

The Region of Durham, Works Department is advising residents of a six (6) bag limit for garbage, effective March 31 and until further notice. Based on an assessment of our resident’s needs, it was determined that a six (6) bag limit will satisfy the needs of residents during this time.

Durham Region: What does this mean: State of emergency declaration in Durham Region

Whitby, Ontario – In follow up to the State of Emergency declaration in the Region of Durham—on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer—residents are asked to note the following information about this declaration: It is made in accordance with the Emergency Management By-law. It demonstrates to

Durham Region Health Department confirms COVID-19-related death of local resident

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Health Department has received confirmation of the Region’s first COVID-19-related death. The individual, a man in his 90s, was a resident at Hillsdale Terraces in Oshawa, and was recently confirmed positive for COVID-19. The individual passed away on March 23 after being transferred from Hillsdale

Durham Region declares state of emergency

Whitby, Ontario – Today, John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer made the following statement: “Today, based on information collected over the last few days and in consultation with the Chief Administrative Officer, Regional Emergency Control Group, Regional Medical Officer of Health and Durham Emergency Management, I am declaring

Durham Region: Supporting vulnerable populations in Durham Region during COVID-19

Whitby, Ontario – Amid the COVID19 situation, the Durham Region Social Services Department is working with community partners to ensure support continues for those who need it most. Community resources A new web page, durham.ca/CommunityResources, compiles a list of local resources available for vulnerable and marginalized individuals in the community.

Durham Region: March 25 Regional Council meeting to be held electronically

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Regional Council will host a special meeting, on March 25, to permit electronic participation in both open and closed meetings. This meeting is in response to provincial legislation, from March 19, that allows members of councils, local boards and committees to participate electronically in open and

Durham Economic Task Force forms to support local businesses through COVID-19

Whitby, Ontario – As the COVID-19 crisis has forced some businesses to close their doors, a new task force has been formed to connect with key stakeholders across the Region and respond to the urgent needs of businesses. The Durham Economic Task Force came together rapidly last week when reports

Supporting workers and their families in Durham Region during COVID-19

Whitby, Ontario – As Durham Region’s community and economy face challenging times, The Regional Municipality of Durham is reassuring residents that their health and safety remains the top priority, as resources are being poured into the COVID-19 response. The situation continues to evolve and is constantly being re-evaluated by the

Updated: Public Service Announcement #4: COVID-19 in Durham Region

PSA #4: March 16 at 5:05 p.m. Whitby, Ontario – Public health and safety is Durham Region’s top priority as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. The Durham Region Health Department is working with residents who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (also known as the Novel Coronavirus), and public health

Statement #2 from Dr. Robert Kyle, Medical Officer of Health on COVID-19 in Durham Region

“The health and wellness of our community continues to be our top priority, and this is a critical time to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Durham Region. That’s why I support the enhanced public health measures announced by the Chief Medical Officer of Health yesterday and am also strongly