From the Mayor
COVID-19 Mayor's Message March 20, 20202020-03-20 15:55:002020-03-20 15:55:00Mayor Rick Bonnette's Monthly Column
As mentioned previously, a letter was sent to the Chamber of Commerce and Acton and Georgetown Business Improvement Areas. It's important during this time that we consider our small businesses. Yesterday, the CAO Brent Marshall and I visited downtown Acton. COVID-19 has had a mixed impact. Businesses that seem to be doing okay in weathering the COVID storm include wellness stores and those providing construction/renovation products; it seems that many people are using this time for home improvement projects. Of course the majority of retailers and restaurants are feeling the impact but in Acton it appears that there is sense of community and businesses are making an effort to support one another where they can.
This morning we held a special meeting of Council specifically to to receive an update from the CAO about the Town's response to COVID-19. We took precautions and seating was scattered so as to practice social distancing. Councillor Bob Inglis recently travelled and is participating remotely though he cannot vote. This municipality has taken all measures to manage operations in a manner safe to staff and the community.
Sadly, we had a death in Halton Region attributed to the COVID-19 and my heart goes out to the family. I also want to wish the Georgetown resident who is suffering from the COVID-19 virus a speedy recovery. This is a reminder that we all have to take this seriously – if not for our own health, than for the health of other.
We'll get through it together; please be kind, help those that are vulnerable and stay safe.
Keeping it local and keeping it real.
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