Peel’s top doc says community needs to pull together to keep Brampton, Mississauga students in school

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Published September 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Peel’s top doctor says it’s up to the entire community to keep schools open and kids in classes in Brampton and Mississauga.

Dr. Lawrence Loh was speaking at Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown’s weekly news conference, broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page.

“Schools reopen next week and we must remain vigilant,” said Loh just after noting hospitalizations in the region are on their way back up.

“We must continue to do two things. If we haven’t yet, we must get vaccinated. And we also need to start reducing our discretionary contact.”

Loh said it’s important to keep kids in school.

“Keeping them there means all of us doing our part to reduce transmission risk, protect our healthcare system and limit their exposure to the fourth wave.”

Loh continues to urge everyone to continue to get two doses of vaccine.

“We all share one common goal: We want out of this pandemic. Let’s get out of this quickly, together. They’re the key to keeping our communities open.”

About 250,000 Peel residents haven’t received any doses of COVID-19 vaccine and another 150,000 are waiting for their second dose.

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