GTHA Mayors and Chairs support public health officials providing a safe path forward for businesses

By October 26, 2020October 27th, 2020Covid-19, Issues

For Immediate Release

October 26, 2020

“Today, Mayors and Chairs from the 11 largest municipal governments across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area took part in their weekly call on the ongoing response to COVID-19.

The Mayors and Chairs have been working together since March to ensure a coordinated regional response to the pandemic.

While only certain parts of the GTHA are currently in a modified Stage 2, all the Mayors and Chairs agreed that local public health officials need to work with each other and with their provincial counterparts to prepare now for post-Stage 2 reopening scenarios wherever applicable.

We want businesses to be able to reopen safely following the 28-day pause and to remain open. We need a safe path forward for restaurants and other establishments from our public health professionals assuming circumstances permit.

The Mayors and Chairs continue to urge all residents to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our area. Wear a mask, avoid gathering with people you don’t live with (beyond work and school where precautions are in place), and support your local businesses as much as possible.”