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City of Toronto supports strengthened restrictions to stop COVID-19 resurgence

“Toronto is at a critical moment in our battle against COVID-19. We need everyone to take action to help stop the spread of this relentless virus. We are following public health advice to confront this resurgence. We have worked with the federal and provincial governments to secure financial support for the businesses and residents who will be impacted by these measures. And I am making sure the City government does everything we can to help. If we all do the right thing during this 28-day pause, I am confident we can avoid a larger and longer lockdown, keep our schools open, and protect vulnerable residents including those in our long-term care homes.”

– Mayor John Tory

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Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health recommends the Province take immediate action to stop the further spread of COVID-19

October 2, 2020–Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, today wrote to the Province of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, with strong recommendations to significantly reduce the further spread of COVID-19 in Toronto. The number of COVID-19 cases in Toronto continues to increase, with the city at risk of...