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Posted Friday, April 03, 2020

The Town of Whitby is extending the cancellation of its events, town-supported events and third-party event permits until June 30, 2020, with a possibility of further extensions. The decision was made in light of the COVID-19 public health crisis and provincial order to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people. “Right now, health officials advise that staying home, practicing physical distancing and avoiding social gatherings are critical to stoppin...

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Town of Whitby has declared a State of Local Emergency in light of COVID-19, reinforcing the need to continue to enhance response measures to keep residents safe. Mayor Don Mitchell made the following statement: “The health and well-being of our residents is our top priority. The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and it is essential that we continue to do everything possible to stop the spread of this highly contagious virus. That is why, based on the Announcement made by th...

Posted Thursday, March 26, 2020

Mayor Don Mitchell shared the following statement regarding Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 (March 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update) released on March 25, 2020, by Finance Minister Rod Philips.  “Knowing the health and well-being of our residents is our top priority, I was pleased to see a number of supports to assist municipalities included in Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding To COVID-19. This reinforces how important it is for all levels of government to work t...

Posted Thursday, March 26, 2020

The health and well-being of its staff, facility users and residents is the Town of Whitby's top priority. In light of COVID-19, health officials are advising that the best way to prevent the spread of the virus is by practicing physical distancing. That is why, effective immediately, the Town of Whitby and Station Gallery are cancelling the spring program session until further notice. Refunds will be issued for all spring program payments collected to date. Payments made by credit card will b...

Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Town of Whitby is closing all of its playgrounds and playground structures effective immediately to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Signage will be posted at each site to this effect. Whitby’s playground structures are made of high-touch surfaces that can’t be sanitized after each use. The Town is focused on social distancing as a key way to stop the spread of COVID-19. For more information on the actions being taken by the Town of Whitby in response to COVID-19, visit wh...