Absolutely vaccinated frontline healthcare employees can be allowed into Scotiabank Area to look at the Toronto Maple Leafs tackle the Montreal Canadiens in Recreation 7 Monday evening.
The information comes only a day after Minister Lisa MacLeod rejected the proposal initially introduced ahead by Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown to permit vaccinated employees inside.
“Following discussions with the Chief Medical Officer of Well being, Toronto Public Well being and hospital companions, I’m blissful to announce that they’ve signed off on permitting 550 absolutely vaccinated frontline well being care employees, together with hospital and long-term care employees, to be invited to attend Recreation 7 of the sequence between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Area tonight,” Premier Doug Ford stated in a press release Monday morning.
Well being-care employees invited to attend Recreation 7
A spokesperson for MacLeod had denied Brown’s proposal saying it could not meet the present pointers beneath Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions.
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Brown had pointed to Quebec well being officers permitting 2,500 masked followers to attend Recreation 6 on the Bell Centre.
Maple Leafs Sports activities and Leisure (MLSE) will cowl the fee for the employees who may even be getting a jersey of their very own.
“There’s nothing Staff Ontario can’t do once we are all working collectively and I can’t consider a greater option to help the Blue and White on this essential recreation than having our well being care heroes cheer them on in particular person. Go Leafs go!” Ford’s assertion continued.
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Mayor John Tory additionally praised the transfer, saying it exhibits the province is shifting towards a “protected and cautious reopening” within the close to future.
“It additionally exhibits the significance of getting correct security measures in place and getting absolutely vaccinated,” he added.
The province stated it has not but determined the way it will distribute the tickets.
Puck drop is ready for 7 p.m.
The winner will meet the Winnipeg Jets within the subsequent spherical.
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