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News release: March 11, 2021

Region of Peel recognizes Day of Mourning

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the W.H.O.’s COVID-19 pandemic declaration

Brampton, ON. (March 11, 2021) – Today Peel Regional Council joined governments across the country to mark the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 pandemic declaration. Chair Nando Iannicca led council in a moment of silence to remember all lives lost to COVID-19. Flags at Regional headquarters have also been lowered to half-staff to honour their memories.

Chair Iannicca also recognized the toll the pandemic has taken on the Peel community. He spoke about the deep, personal losses that Peel residents have suffered and thanked essential workers and Peel Public Health for their tireless efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

The Region of Peel has been supporting the response to COVID-19 since January 2020. It has many online resources to inform residents and support businesses. Most recently, it began opening appointment-only vaccination clinics at sites across the region.

"All of us have been touched by COVID-19. All of us have either lost a beloved friend or family member or know someone who has. And, whether they lived here in Peel or halfway across the world, it is important today to remember them and honour the gap their passing leaves in our lives."

–Nando Iannicca, Regional Chair

Media contacts

Andrea Wiseman
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
289-541-7233

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.