MPP Donna Skelly - COVID-19 Newsletter: April 25

Published on April 25, 2020

COVID-19 Newsletter: April 25

April 25, 2020
Hello Friends, 
Our government is continuing the fight against COVID-19. We understand that this period of physical and social distancing is extremely difficult for many people in our community. 
Ontarians are asking when businesses will be allowed to re-open. Premier Doug Ford has stated that he is taking guidance from Ontario's Public Health officials and will begin to very slowly re-start the economy, soon.
I wanted to send you this brief newsletter to keep you up-to-date on various issues around the COVID-19 crisis.
With the warm weather this weekend, we know that many people are anxious to get outside.
To that end, we have some good news for gardeners. Starting today, allotment and community gardens across the province will be permitted to open. These gardens are an essential source of fresh food. The Hamilton Public Health Department will provide advice to community gardeners on the rules in place to ensure a safe environment for everyone. The Hamilton Public Health Department’s website can be accessed HERE.
In order to keep Ontarians safe during this outbreak, our government is extending the closure of Ontario's provincial parks and conservation reserves to May 31st. This closure extends to car access, camping, accommodations and all public buildings. The parks will remain fully closed to all recreational activities. Reservations will be cancelled and penalty-free refunds are being offered to those who want to change their plans. 
Although we are making progress in stopping the spread, this virus is not yet contained. The health and well-being of Ontarians is our government's top priority. 
We are asking everyone to ‘do their part and stay apart’. We will get through this together.
Donna Skelly, MPP
(905) 679-3770 
[email protected]