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COVID-19 Task Force Meeting #8 Highlights

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Yesterday marked the 8th meeting of the Burlington COVID-19 Task Force and was, as always, well attended by dozens of leaders from throughout our community who continue to prioritize the collaborative work being done together through this challenging time.

The meeting began with an update on the City’s redesign of services as they start to resume in the coming weeks, along with how all Halton municipalities will be working together to align through the Halton COVID-19 Recovery Committee, whose meetings start next week.

Jenna Puletto, of the City of Burlington, provided an update on how City staff are working to efficiently enable restaurant patio expansions, when requested, so that additional physical distancing measures can be implemented when our beloved restaurant industry finally reopens for dine-in service.

Eric Vandewall of Joseph Brant Hospital provided an update on how they – and other hospitals in neighboring communities – are preparing for service reintegration. He also explained that since the Premier encouraged more Ontarians to get tested, they have seen a 70% increase at Joseph Brant and results are coming back on average in 24-48 hours, which is great news.

Discussions continued around community supports for food and supplies, and how needs related to warm weather clothing and hygiene items are now increasingly important. Issues around domestic violence/family violence and mental health are a growing concern that all are working on.

Read the full highlights here: Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting 8 – Action Items and Highlights

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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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