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Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting May 15 — Action Items & Highlights

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The COVID-19 Task Force met again today as we continue to identify the challenges faced throughout our community during this pandemic, and work together to ideate and implement solutions.

We were pleased to welcome representatives from the Burlington Restaurant Association this week as we work to mitigate the unique challenges this industry continues to face. We look forward to their continued involvement and accelerating our collective support and advocacy.

Our discussions today focused on our work to create a directory for business owners and the public to find personal protective items like face masks, and TEAM Burlington reported back that they have already made that directory live on their website. We also discussed the directory for workplace PPE that the Province released yesterday on their website.

Updates were provided on work being done in partnership with the Gift of Giving Back to organize a community food drive in the near future, and we heard from the Burlington Foundation and United Way of Halton & Hamilton on their funding and grants.

We also discussed measures the City is taking to better support curbside pick-up for businesses in our downtown core that do not have their own parking lots and what streets will see the implementation of new 20-minute time limits to better facilitate this program and encourage quicker turnover for customer accessibility.

You can read the full agenda and action items here: Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting 6 – Action Items and Highlights

Next week’s meeting will be on Thursday and we look forward to keeping you informed.

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PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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Marianne Meed Ward

Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made. As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington. The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful. Got an idea or comment you want to share privately? Please, get in touch:

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