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City Brampton announces Mayor’s COVID-19 Seniors Support Task Force


BRAMPTON, ON (March 18, 2020) – Today, the City of Brampton announced its third specialized task force to support the local economy and vulnerable communities: the Mayor’s COVID-19 Seniors Support Task Force.

Co-Chaired by Pat Fortini, Regional Councillor, Wards 7 and 8, and Gurpreet Dhillon, Regional Councillor, Wards 9 and 10, this specialized team will help coordinate access to information and resources that Brampton’s senior citizens need most during this time.

This group will work closely with the City of Brampton Emergency Operations Centre and City staff managing effective response to get ahead of COVID-19.

Today’s announcement follows yesterday’s launch of the Mayor’s COVID-19 Economic Support and Recovery and Social Support Task Forces. Read more on this here.

Connect with us
Individuals looking to do their part and help support the City’s COVID-19 relief efforts can connect with us by email:
• Mayor’s COVID-19 Economic Support and Relief Task Force - Covid19business@brampton.ca
• Mayor’s COVID-19 Social Support Task Force Task Force - Covid19support@brampton.ca
• Mayor’s COVID-19 Seniors Support Task Force Task Force - Covid19seniors@brampton.ca

More Information
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 the most up-to-date information from Peel Public Health, visit: www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus.

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“While City Hall remains closed to help protect Brampton residents and employees, Council continues to work to ensure we are collaborating to support the local economy and our vulnerable communities. This new task force will ensure we are taking care of Brampton’s seniors by assisting with grocery shopping and medication pickups. Together with our stakeholders, we are committed to minimizing the impact of COVID-19 in Brampton.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca