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City of Brampton declares State of Emergency in response to COVID-19

BRAMPTON, ON (March 24, 2020) – Today, following consultation with City Council and on the recommendation of the City’s Emergency Management Team, Mayor Patrick Brown declared a State of Emergency in the City of Brampton in accordance with the City’s Emergency Management Plan.

This is a significant step in supporting the Province of Ontario’s and Region of Peel’s efforts to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

This declaration will help the City’s ongoing emergency response efforts by allowing more flexibility and speed as we take action to help prevent the impacts of COVID-19.

The City of Brampton will continue to support the public by providing essential and critical services vital to day-to-day life, including Brampton Transit, Fire and Emergency Services, and By-law and Enforcement that ensures emergency service access across the City.

The City is committed to keeping Brampton residents informed and will continue to provide updates on the City’s response to COVID-19 as they become available. For more information, visit or follow @CityBrampton on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

“Today’s declaration supports the City’s ongoing emergency response efforts by allowing more flexibility and speed as we take action to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. We are taking the necessary steps to protect our community and the City will spare no measure in doing so. We all have a responsibility in this, so at this time please stay home. We will get through this together as a City.”

Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The City’s administration initiated our Emergency Response Plan at Level 2 on March 13, which upgraded to a Level 1 Major Emergency on March 17, in response to COVID-19. Today’s declaration provides additional agility for City staff to respond effectively and quickly to this situation, and reflects how seriously the City takes this matter and the safety of our staff and public we serve.”

David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
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