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Burlington’s upcoming town hall event to discuss impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

The City of Burlington will be hosting a town hall this month to provide residents with an opportunity to ask questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and the province-wide shutdown.

On Wednesday, April 28, the City of Burlington will host a telephone town hall event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., to share information as well as to answer resident questions related to COVID-19, the province-wide shutdown and the ongoing impacts on city programs and services.

The town hall will be hosted by Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.

The mayor will be joined by a panel of local leaders including Tim Commisso, City Manager, City of Burlington, Dr. Dale Kalina, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Joseph Brant Hospital, The Honourable Karina Gould, Member of Parliament, Burlington, Allan Magi, Executive Director, Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services, City of Burlington, MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos, Oakville-North Burlington and Eric Vandewall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Brant Hospital.

Residents who would like to participate in the town hall can do so by emailing [email protected] by the end of the day on April 27. Burlington residential phone numbers will then be randomly selected to be part of the telephone town hall.

Residents are reminded that if they have registered for any of the previous town halls, they are not required to register their phone numbers again.

Those interested in participating may also join by telephone. Anyone who does not receive a telephone invitation can call 1-800-541-5864 just before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 to join the town hall.

More than one attempt may be required due to the high volume of traffic on the phone lines.

A live audio from the April 28 town hall will be broadcast on YourTV, channel 700 on Cogeco and on the YourTV Halton YouTube page.

A recording and transcript of the town hall will be posted online after April 28 at burlington.ca/townhall.

“As with previous public town halls, the focus of this event will be the ongoing response here in Burlington to COVID-19. I encourage participants of all ages to bring forward any questions they may have about the vaccine rollout here in Halton, our local hospital response, the Provincial Stay-at-Home orders, impacts to city services and programs, and the many community supports that are here to help those in need,” said Meed Ward.

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