COVID-19: Brampton mayor supports declaration of provincial state of emergency

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Following this morning's announcement by Premier Doug Ford, Mayor Patrick Brown has released a statement on the declaration of the provincial state of emergency.

Brampton City council and the mayor fully support this declaration and as a result, many facilities will be closed in the City of Brampton effectively immediately.

"Brampton City Council is in full support of this morning's announcement by Premier Doug Ford declaring a Provincial State of Emergency in response to COVID-19,” he said in the statement.

This measure will order the closure of facilities that provide indoor recreational programs, libraries and schools, all licenced childcare centres and all bars and restaurants with the exception of those offering takeout and delivery.

It also mandates that public events of over 50 people are prohibited, including parades, events and services in places of worship until March 31.

This decision protects volunteers who may now be covered by WSIB and draws public attention to emergency information.

The City of Brampton supports any action needed to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and protect the health of our community, our province, and our country,” he said in the statement.

The City of Brampton will continue to support the public by providing essential and critical services vital to day-to-day life including transit, fire and emergency services and by-law and enforcement to ensure there is access to emergency services.

The City is committed to keeping Brampton residents informed and will continue to provide more information about the City's response to COVID-19 as it becomes available," concluded the statement. 

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