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COVID-19 Physical Distancing & Self Isolation (March 31): A Message From Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

A message from Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko about the COVID-19 pandemic in Hamilton – new physical distancing and self isolation information, use of public spaces, support for local business, staying connected and ways to help out.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

At the time of writing (9:00pm March 31, 2020), it’s been nearly three weeks since the City of Hamilton activated our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), and there are now 101 confirmed cases of COVID-19, nineteen hospitalizations (1 in 5) and one death in Hamilton.

A new epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in Canada released by the federal government indicates that 62% of all COVID-19 cases were related to community transmission – and it is important to remember that test results lag current trends and many who are sick are never tested.

In fact, Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health stated today that the actual number of COVID-19 infections in Hamilton is likely more than 1000.

Therefore, it is more critical than ever to stay home, stay safe, limit all non-essential activities and take care of each other – continue reading below…

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Look What I Made – Ward 8 Community Challenge

Join the Ward 8 “Look What I Made!” Community Challenge – send us your kid’s (or your) projects and we’ll feature them on our website and newsletter updates. Let’s find creative ways to stay connected while being separated!

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

We’re looking for your paintings, sketches, drawings, music, sculpture, skits, dance moves, Lego constructions, sewing, baking, cooking…anything creative!

Join the Ward 8 “Look What I Made!” Community Challenge – send us your kids (or your) projects and we’ll feature them on our website and newsletter updates.

Continue reading for more information…

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Ways to help during this uncertain time in Ward 8 and across the city

This article contains information about local agencies and not for profits who are seeking community support during this difficult time.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

At this time of crisis across the world, residents are stepping up to protect the most vulnerable during this time. From local manufacturers repurposing production to make personal protective equipment for healthcare workers to local youth-led initiatives, Hamiltonians of all backgrounds are stepping up and taking a lead to help.

We’ve compiled a list of local initiatives and charities that, if you are in a position to help, could use your support at this time.

For more details, please continue reading below…

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March 31: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This post contains a press release with the latest updates from the City of Hamilton as of March 31, 2020.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton provided updates to residents today. Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson was joined by Mayor Fred Eisenberger and Emergency Operations Centre Director Paul Johnson to update the community on the enforcement of gatherings, municipal closures and PPE donations.

For more details, please continue reading below…

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March 31: Statement by Mayor Fred Eisenberger

The following article from March 31, 2020 includes a statement by the Mayor of Hamilton, Fred Eisenberger.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Mayor Fred Eisenberger issued a statement today, expanding on the extension of the province’s Declaration of Emergency, the continued closures of city facilities and delayed city-led programming.

For more details, please continue reading below…

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March 30: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article contains updates from the City of Hamilton as of March 30, 2020 including information about government supports for children and seniors during the crisis, the Provincial Order about gatherings, PPE donations and child care for frontline workers.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton continues to update residents on a daily basis, with today’s press release updating the community with new information at government supports for children and seniors during the crisis, the Provincial Order about gatherings, PPE donations and child care for frontline workers.

For more details, please continue reading below…

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Emergency child care options for frontline workers

This article, from March 29, 2020, contains information on emergency child care available to eligible frontline workers in the City of Hamilton.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton has taken steps to help parents who are playing a vital role in our community as frontline workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For more details, please continue reading below…

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Price Gouging: What it is and what is being done

This article contains information about how to report price gouging in the community through the Government of Ontario’s reporting centre.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

During the ongoing crisis, we have seen many moving stories about Hamiltonians putting their community ahead of themselves; from “Caremongering” to a local couple 3-D printing PPE supplies for healthcare workers, it has truly felt like we have been in this together, and that we’re all watching out for one another.

For more details, please continue reading below…

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March 27: City initiatives focus on economic recovery for Hamilton’s business community

This article contains a press release from the City of Hamilton dated March 27, 2020 on initiatives for economic recovery for Hamilton’s business community.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton issued a press release today, committing itself to supporting local businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, with City Council directing staff to review opportunities for relief from some taxes and fees, with staff to report back by early April.

For more details, please continue reading below…

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March 27: Updates from the City of Hamilton

The following article contains a news release from the City of Hamilton from March 27, 2020 including multiple updates from the City of Hamilton.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton issued a press release today to update the public about the number of local cases, S.E.A.T. applications, support from other levels of government and other items.

For more details, please continue reading below…

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