The Town of Lincoln takes the health and safety of our community seriously. We are actively monitoring the evolution of Coronavirus and responding accordingly. Our decisions are guided by data and facts, and through the direction of Niagara Region Public Health. The community response is being led by Niagara Region Public Health and allied health agencies.
Current Status: Step 3 of the Province's Roadmap to Reopen as of July 16
Ontario moved into Step 3 of the RoadMap to Reopen on Friday, July 16. In order to enter Step Three of the Roadmap, Ontario needed to have vaccinated 70 to 80 per cent of individuals 18 years of age or older with one dose and 25 per cent with two doses for at least two weeks, ensuring a stronger level of protection against COVID-19.
The province remains in Step Three of the Roadmap for at least 21 days and until 80 per cent of the eligible population aged 12 and over has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 75 per cent have received their second, with no public health unit having less than 70 per cent of their population fully vaccinated. Other key public health and health care indicators must also continue to remain stable.
- Learn about the current impacts on Town of Lincoln service delivery and facility closures.
- See the Province's roadmap for re-opening at a glance.
Please note that proof of vaccination using the new vaccine certificate with QR code and Verify Ontario app will be the only digital proof of vaccination accepted. Other third-party verifications apps will not be accepted. We are committed to ensuring community members can easily access our facilities and will continue to accept paper copies of proof of vaccination, alongside proper identification.
Lincoln's focus is putting measures in place to:
Protect the health and safety of our citizens and staff – see our Lincoln Workplaces & COVID-19 Facility Safety Plan
Ensure the continuity of the Town's critical and essential infrastructure
- Develop and implement a recovery response
Everyone must remain vigilant despite reopening & continue to follow Public Health guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19:
- Practicing 2 (6 feet) meter physical distancing
Indoor gatherings not allowed, except with members of your household (or one other household if you live alone)
Outside gatherings of no more than 5 people
- Niagara Region Face Covering By-law (effective Friday July 31, 2020)
- Frequent washing / sanitization of hands
- Avoiding touching shared surfaces
- Staying home if feeling ill
- Government of Canada: federal response, financial assistance, economic supports
- Province of Ontario: state of emergency orders, reopening plans
- Niagara Region: local outbreak statistics, health information, testing
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