“With an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections in our community, we recognize our city and many of our residents may be experiencing challenges that are new and specific to this wave of the pandemic. The COVID-19 telephone town hall will provide our community with the opportunity to hear from the City as we share how we are planning ahead to continue delivering the essential services you rely on. Residents will also have the chance to ask any questions they may have. Let’s continue to support each other with information, updates and resources to get through this wave of the pandemic together.” — Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward
*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 6, 2022 — On Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the City of Burlington will host its eleventh COVID-19 telephone town hall event. The town hall provides an opportunity for the community to hear information and ask questions about the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and recent impacts on city programs and services.
The town hall will be hosted by Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, who will be joined by a panel of local leaders, including representatives from Joseph Brant Hospital, to help answer residents’ questions.
How to Participate
Residents who would like to participate in the town hall can do so in the following ways:
- Register in advance: Burlington residential phone numbers will be randomly selected to be part of the telephone town hall. Residents who would like to be added to the telephone call list can email email@example.com by noon on Jan. 18, 2022. Please note: if you registered for any of the previous town halls, you are not required to register your phone number a second time. If you wish to have your phone number removed from the call list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Jan. 18, 2022.
- Join by telephone: Anyone who does not receive a telephone invitation can call 1-800-759-5308 just before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19 to join the town hall. For those individuals calling in, please be advised more than one attempt may be required due to the high volume of traffic on the phone lines. If the first call does not connect, please hang up and dial the 1-800 number again.
- Listen to audio: Live audio from the Jan. 19 town hall will be broadcast on YourTV, channel 700 on Cogeco and on the YourTV Halton YouTube page.
Once the call begins, a moderator will provide participants with instructions for how to submit their questions to the leadership panel.
A recording and transcript of the town hall will be posted online after Jan. 19 at burlington.ca/townhall.
COVID-19 Links & Resources:
- For information about COVID-19 in Halton Region, including the latest public health guidance and the status of COVID-19 cases, please visit halton.ca/coronavirus
- Community questions and requests regarding City of Burlington services can be directed to Service Burlington by phone at 905-335-7777, by email at email@example.com or online
- Residents can stay informed at burlington.ca/coronavirus as well as on City of Burlington social media channels: @cityburlington on Twitter and facebook.com/cityburlington
- Government of Ontario: covid-19.ontario.ca
- Government of Canada: canada.ca/coronavirus
- World Health Organization: who.int
- Joseph Brant Hospital: josephbranthospital.ca/covid-19
- Team Burlington (Burlington’s business organizations)
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist