Today, the Province of Ontario has announced stricter lockdown conditions across much of Ontario. I know that these developments will be difficult for many, especially at this time of year, and after so many difficult months. With hope on the horizon, related to the rollout of vaccine in our community, we must follow these rules to keep each other safe.

The pandemic first hit during March Break and caused holiday chaos for many families. Easter and Ramadan were celebrated very differently and then, so was Thanksgiving, Diwali and Hanukkah. With Christmas upcoming, the best advice from all public health officials is for families to simply not gather. The risk is simply too great. We all need to keep apart to do our part to keep our loved ones safe.

The City of Windsor will be reviewing these new requirements and ensuring that we meet all of these Provincial guidelines to ensure our residents and staff remain safe and healthy.