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Burlington Mayor Meed Ward Supports Additional Measures to Combat COVID-19

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*Please see a statement from Mayor Meed Ward below.

I support additional measures to curb the spread of COVID19. Speaking with the President/CEO of Joseph Brant Hospital on the weekend, we’re supporting communities around us, so it’s critical to bring the numbers down across the entire GTHA region.

It’s also clear the current measures in lockdown areas are not sufficient – their numbers are not coming down. More needs to be done to stop the spread at source. New measures must be effective, enforced and based on health evidence. More must be done to protect long term care homes, essential workers, and improve workplace safety.

We will continue to make decisions based on health evidence and adapt quickly in light of new information that can change daily, sometimes hourly.

I remain grateful to our residents and businesses who’ve followed health advice to keep yourselves and others healthy. Your efforts are working, and we will continue to do our part to assist regions around us.

Sincerely,

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

City of Burlington

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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 consolidated page for information and updates on the work of the provincial Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force is available at bit.ly/COVIDVaccineUpdates.

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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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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1 thought on “Burlington Mayor Meed Ward Supports Additional Measures to Combat COVID-19”

  1. Hi Marianne: I am continuing to notice large numbers of visitors in the downtown core from outside Halton region – especially crowded on weekends but also through the week. This started to be noticeable when Peel and the 416 were in lockdown ahead of Halton, but the crowds seem to continue, even though we are all supposed to be abiding by stay close to home guidelines. I live and work close to downtown and now have to spend time giving a wide berth to tourist pedestrians as I try to walk. For example, on two weekdays this first week of January, there were several groups at a time in and around Village Square, including two sets of professional photographers with models and engaged couples, congregating to take shots around the Christmas light displays, gazebo and british-style phone booth. If you look at the cars parked around on any given day, you will notice the large number with dealer plate frames from York and North Toronto. I had to part the seas of a group of 16 people – they were socializing together – crowding the alcove shoulder to shoulder drinking coffee outside of Lola’s a few days ago. Is there any thought given to increasing by-law enforcement presence or informational patrols? I’m not a fan of calling a fink-line.

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