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City of Brampton announces Brampton bars, restaurants and food establishments to cease in-person service to contain COVID-19 spread


​BRAMPTON, ON (March 16, 2020) – The City of Brampton supports Peel Public Health in following today’s announcement from the Province of Ontario directing bars, restaurants and food establishments to stop in-person service to help control the spread of COVID-19.

In addition, Peel Public Health strongly recommends the closure of nightclubs, movie theatres and concert venues effective 12:01 a.m., March 17, 2020.
Peel Public Health urges everyone to make efforts at social distancing. Social distancing is about avoiding physical contact and staying a safe distance away from others (approximately 2 metres).

Peel Public Health continues to strongly recommend that residents who have travelled outside of Canada, including to the United States, should self-isolate for 14 days.

While many restaurants, bars and food establishments have already taken the civic-minded step to voluntarily change how they do business to protect Peel residents, any business in Peel that chooses to defy either the Province’s or Peel Public Health’s recommendations will be subject to orders under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

The City of Brampton encourages residents to support local food service establishments by utilizing available take out and pick-up options.

For the most current updates and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on City services, and facility and programming closures, please visit: www.brampton.ca/covid19.

For current information from Peel Public Health information, visit: www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus.

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“Getting ahead and helping prevent community spread of COVID-19 requires quick, collective action. The City of Brampton fully supports today’s Peel Public Health recommendations prioritizing community safety by temporarily closing all local food establishment’s dine-in services, including restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The City of Brampton is committed to minimizing the impact of the unprecedented action being taken in response to COVID-19. It is more important than ever that we remain united as a community, and I ask for the public’s continued support as we navigate the weeks ahead.”
Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
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Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca