The Stouffville Reopens plan includes three overarching phases, each aligning generally with the Province of Ontario’s Reopening Framework.
Through each phase, the health and safety of residents and Town staff will be the primary focus, continuing to balance the needs of the community, Town Council and municipal business.
Reopening Stouffville will be gradual, safe and measured.
The Town will follow the lead of the Province of Ontario and take direction from the provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, our local Medical Officer of Health and other public health officials. Advice from these professionals will determine the speed that we proceed through the phases of reopening and will help to determine if health and safety measures need to be adjusted at any time. No dates are referenced for any of the phases.
Everyday actions to protect the health of residents and Town staff – like physical distancing, frequent hand washing and staying home if you are sick – will continue through each phase.
If required, the Town is prepared to implement more stringent public health measures or move backwards in the phased approach in order to keep residents and staff safe. Some elements may move between phases faster than others based on advice from public health officials and the situation in Whitchurch-Stouffville.
PHASE ONE – The Early Stages
Phase One of Stouffville Reopens is focused on delivering the highest priority municipal services. During Phase One, Town operations will look like:
PHASE TWO – Gradual Recovery
Phase Two of Stouffville Reopens is focused on safely expanding the municipal services available to residents and returning more staff to work. During Phase Two, Town operations will look like:
PHASE THREE – Our New Reality
Phase Three of Stouffville Reopens is our new reality. It is focused on continuing to deliver municipal services in a safe and responsible manner while the risk of COVID-19 infection remains in our community. Phase Three will be lengthy. It will continue until a COVID-19 vaccine or other treatments are available and are in widespread use. During Phase Three, Town operations will look like: