Play Structures Reopening on Friday
With the Province’s announcement that Hamilton can move into Stage 3 of provincial reopening on Friday, the City of Hamilton has announced the reopening of all play structures on Friday as well. All signage and caution tape will be removed and residents will be able to use the play structures. However, users are reminded to maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others and wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when finished.
Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse Reopening
Beginning this Friday, the Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse will reopen to the public. Residents are welcome to visit the tropical greenhouse on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Masks or face coverings are required and visitors should continue to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from others. All guests to the Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse should enter the building through the south side doors off Lawrence Road.
Bottle Filling Stations Reopening
Later this week, the City will reopen drinking fountains across Hamilton to be used as bottle filling stations. Residents are asked to obey the signage, not to drink directly from the fountains and to make sure you wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when finished.
City Hall Reopening: Update
Earlier this week on Monday, the City reopened the first and second floors of City Hall. City Hall will be open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Several changes are place, including enhanced cleaning, measures to ensure physical distancing, efforts to encourage good hand hygiene and limit the spread of the virus, health screening for those working or visiting City Hall, and more. The public must enter through any of the doors on the first floor. Councillors, their staff and those City staff who have been approved to return to work may enter through the second floor doors. Ample signage and floor markings are in place to ensure it is clear where everyone should enter the building, stand in line, or access City services. Masks are required in the public areas on the first and second floor of City Hall.
More than 100 people visited City Hall on Monday to access municipal services like getting a marriage license or picking up a new blue box. Approximately 90 people visited on Tuesday and as of earlier this afternoon, approximately 50 people had visited so far today. More about the reopening of City Hall: https://www.hamilton.ca/reopens/what-expect-city-hall
Restart of Park and SEAT Permit Applications
Beginning in August, the City will once again accept applications for permits to hold events in municipal parks (such as family picnics), and Special Event Advisory Team (SEAT) applications for events with 100 people or less. More information to come on this.
Mandatory Mask By-Law
Beginning July 20, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., with some exceptions, all persons entering an enclosed public premise are required to wear a mask or face covering. As more establishments and businesses begin to re-open, wearing a mask or face covering is an additional measure that can be taken to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and keep one another safe.Learn more about mandatory face coverings in the City of Hamilton by visiting www.hamilton.ca/masks.