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Coronavirus: Kingston economic recovery team plans to assist hard hit sectors

Coronavirus: Kingston economic recovery team plans to assist hard hit sectors

2020-05-21 2:45:00 PM

Coronavirus : Kingston economic recovery team plans to assist hard hit sectors

'I think that one of the big themes in the discussion today was how do these sectors re-invent themselves?' says Mayor Bryan Paterson of Kingston , Ont.

[Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates]But there are still restrictions in place, such as social distancing, which can make it difficult for some organizations to remain viable, as many require close contact with others.

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READ MORE:Some countries that reopened saw upticks in COVID-19 cases — what can Canada learn?The local United Way is one non-profit that has been struggling financially during the pandemic.“The key concerns of charities and non-profits is around fundraising first … revenue decline, increase in demand, and the innovation and collaboration that needs to happen,” says Bhavana Varma, the CEO of the United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, who is also a member of the recovery team.

She believes all sectors involved share a common goal, which is to get their operations back up and running safely. Read more: Global National »

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Waterloo Region reports 4 new coronavirus cases as total hit 1,037For a second straight day, there have been no new deaths reported by Waterloo Public Health.

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Ontario Closes Schools For Rest Of The YearThey won’t reopen until September due to the coronavirus pandemic. fordnation ‘Risk’ is being a resident in long-term care in Ontario. fordnation I think it was the right move. Quebec is the canary in the coal mine right now. Let’s see what happens in a few weeks. fordnation Better safe, then sorry. I respect the decision 👌🏻

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