March 11, 2020
World Health Organization characterizes global COVID-19 outbreak as pandemic today.
The Government of Canada announced the $1 billion package to provide funding for medical supplies and support to business and workers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada.
Ontario reports mote new cases of coronavirus, bringing province’s total to 42 at this time.
Richmond Hill Council adopted unanimously at Council meeting today with the following:
a) Staff to report to Council the protocol already in place if a mass outbreak happens in Richmond Hill.
b) Staff to provide regular updates to Council of COVID-19 outbreak preparedness and response plan.
c) Staff to report to Council a stimulus strategy to help reinvigorate Richmond Hill businesses when COVID-19 is contained or outbreak comes under control.
d) Council to form a special committee to prepare for COVID-19 emergencies in order to expedite the decision-making process.