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City Council’s response to COVID-19

City Council’s response to COVID-19

These maps show Toronto’s current COVID-19 hot spots are not where you think.

The following map was initially published on May 27, 2020 by the Toronto Public Health (TPH) COVID-19 response team. The map outlines the latest COVID-19 hot spots identified by the TPH team, which now includes the following wards:

Ward A:

Ward B:

Ward C:

(Map by TPH)

We are continuously monitoring this situation and will continue to publish updates to this map.

City Council’s response to COVID-19

At its May 10 meeting, the City Council provided its first response to COVID-19 in Toronto. Here are key points from that meeting:

The City of Toronto is issuing an infection prevention and control order (IPC) to prevent COVID-19 in the City of Toronto. The order prohibits all non-essential businesses to operate, and requires any businesses operating under the auspices of a local government or a private non-profit to have valid municipal identification.

The City is advising all residents and business owners to practice social distancing and, as appropriate, other measures to control the spread of COVID-19.

The City will immediately suspend garbage collection in accordance with the COVID-19 response order, which will remain in effect for the following 30 days.

The City will continue to monitor Toronto Public Health’s reports and recommendations and will consult with the City Manager to address the growing public health risks related to the COVID-19 response order.

The City will continue to monitor public health reports from Toronto Public Health for updates.

The City will monitor the situation at and around Toronto Public Health’s COVID-19 response hot spots to ensure that all recommendations will be implemented as appropriate.

The City will provide ongoing financial support for Toronto Public Health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor John Tory’s response to COVID-19

The Mayor responded at yesterday’s (May 11) meeting as follows:

“Just to state the obvious, our government is committed to public health protection in the City of Toronto.

“To that end, we have been, and will continue to

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