The Town of Aurora is beginning the critical plans to eventually reopen municipal facilities and local businesses once the Province of Ontario deems it is safe to reopen. Town staff has established an internal working group and are in the initial stages of developing safe and proactive return to work plans once the facilities reopen. Plans will also include advice from York Region Public Health.

“The Town wants to ensure we are well-prepared to phase residents, businesses and staff back to work in a safe and gradual approach. Aurora’s Business Continuity Task Force is taking a proactive approach to developing a “back-to-work plan” so we are ready to reopen safely when the Province and medical experts give the go ahead to begin whatever the “new normal” will be. This is not a time to sit back and wait. The Town, all our businesses, and residents need to be ready to go once the green light is given,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas.

The Town, in partnership with the Aurora Chamber of Commerce created a specialized task force to help support the local economy and provide assistance to small businesses in Aurora. The Aurora Business Continuity Task Force brings together business professionals with global, national and local experience to help find creative ways to assist Aurora’s small businesses. For more information on Aurora’s Business Task Force, please visit aurora.ca/businesstaskforce.

For updates on the status of our municipal operations, cancellations and disruptions please visit aurora.ca/covid19. For updates on the status of the COVID-19 virus in York Region, please visit york.ca/covid19.