City of Toronto update on COVID-19 – April 7, 2021
In Toronto, Mayor John Tory, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, and Matthew Pegg, the general manager of Toronto’s Office of Emergency Management, provide an update on the city’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). They discuss Toronto Public Health’s decision to close all schools and move students to remote learning from April 7 until April 18 to reduce the spread of COVID-19. They are also expected to comment on the new stay-at-home order announced by Ontario Premier Doug Ford. A province-wide shutdown and “emergency brake” measures came into effect on April 3, but the medical officers of health for Toronto, Peel Region, and Ottawa called for stronger restrictions including a stay-at-home order.