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News Release: April 18, 2020

Statement from Nando Iannicca, Chair, Peel Regional Council

BRAMPTON, ON (April 18, 2020) – I am devastated today to learn that a person living in the Region of Peel's Peel Manor Long Term Care Centre has passed away due to complications related to COVID-19.

I'd like to express my sincere condolences to those who knew the individual, including friends, family and staff at the centre. The loss of a loved one is never easy to endure, and my heart is with you in your time of sorrow.

Protecting our most vulnerable, including those who live in our long-term care homes, is our foremost responsibility. This incredibly sad situation has happened despite the united efforts of many. For this, we feel the most painful remorse.

While we practice physical distancing to limit the spread of this illness, it is important to remember that we are still connected. We are all experiencing anxiety, and concern for ourselves and those we love.

We are also connected by grief.

But it is in this connection that we can also find hope. Our collective efforts to fight back against this illness is what will turn the tide. It is also from this connection that we can find strength. Make a call, send a text or an email, support each other through this difficult time.

Staff working in our long-term care homes on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 are to be commended for the care they continue to provide. The Region of Peel, along with our municipal, provincial and federal partners, continue to work tirelessly to support those staff and respond to this pandemic.

Together, with you, we will move forward toward a future without this disease.

Media contacts

Scott Fry
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
Tel: 647-224-8643

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.