Milton mayor urges residents to help keep local businesses alive during pandemic


Published October 20, 2020 at 5:24 pm

Milton Mayor Gord Krantz is urging residents to patronize local businesses to help them survive the pandemic.

In a statement issued today, the long-time mayor said small business is the backbone of the community and they need help now more than ever.

“Businesses are operating according to COVID guidelines, so while limiting outings, think about a local business that you can help through online purchases, delivery, or takeout,” said Krantz. “There’s no denying that it’s been a tough year and as a community, we need to support one another and collectively support our local businesses so that our family, friends and neighbours can keep working.”

The mayor went on to acknowledge the challenges Milton residents have faced during the past eight months as COVID-19 raged around the world. He said he is proud to be a part of a resilient community that has stood together during the uncertain times and he praised the efforts made my members of the community to reduce the spread of the virus.

Still, he reminded residents their efforts must continue in the days ahead.

“With new COVID-19 cases rising in Halton Region and throughout Ontario, it’s critical that we, as a community, do our part to keep Milton healthy and safe,” he said. “All of us remain the first line of defense against the spread of the virus and with everyone’s co-operation, we will get through this together.”

He urged the community to continue to follow public health guidelines and the direction from Halton’s Medical Officer of Health.

“This is a common time of year where illnesses circulate, so our vigilance in following public health measures is critical,” Krantz added.

He reminded everyone that public health experts strongly recommend that we only have close contact with those living in the same household and that we maintain a two-metre distance from those outside of our household. He said when physical distancing cannot be maintained, people must wear non-medical masks or face coverings and as always, wash our hands frequently and stay home when not feeling well.

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