Peel Region to get COVID-19 isolation centre
Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown says Peel region will be getting an isolation centre for people with COVID-19 who have no room to isolate at home.
"We pushed, made noise & got results. This will help our most vulnerable residents," Brown said in a Tweet on Monday night.
Good news!— Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownont) November 10, 2020
At 7:49 pm tonight our Medical Officer of Health Dr Lawrence Loh received official confirmation Peel Region will be receiving funding for an Isolation Center.
We pushed, made noise & got results. This will help our most vulnerable residents.
Thank you @PattyHajdu!
The news comes after Brown said earlier this week that Peel's application for funding had been collecting dust in Ottawa.
A similar centre opened in Toronto in September.
The city said it would provide, "a safe, comfortable place to self-isolate" and noted that a stay would be entirely voluntary.