Toronto sets January date for city workers to return to the office, amid rising COVID-19 cases, Omicron uncertainty, and COVID-19-related protests.
The city of Toronto has announced that it’s opening up work environments for non-essential employees on January 27th, 2020.
The announcement comes after new government measures enacted by Mayor John Tory have made the city’s public health system and the fight against the novel coronavirus more difficult to navigate.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city will open up work for employees to work from home and to the point where a worker is no longer guaranteed a seat at the table. This comes at a time when many of Toronto’s working population are facing significant financial challenges. As part of the 2020 Year of Innovation, the city’s 2020 Innovation Plan includes details on how to implement the changes outlined in the City of Toronto’s Economic Recovery Plan and Recovery Agreement.
Toronto’s Economic Recovery Plan and Recovery Agreement details how the city is preparing for the various economic impacts of COVID-19 and the recovery after it. These plans are a comprehensive, year-long commitment by the City of Toronto and the provincial government to help the city during this crisis.
The Economic Recovery Plan identifies key actions the City of Toronto will take to support the recovery and recovery plan by ensuring access to resources and creating business supports to help business owners and workers cope with the economic challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Toronto will also explore opportunities to enhance the public realm and create new opportunities for public and private spaces and urban density to improve livability for residents as well as provide economic opportunities to local businesses and workers.
The City of Toronto will also develop and implement policies and plans to address the economic challenges caused by COVID-19 and the recovery after the pandemic. These commitments will ensure the city’s economic recovery plan is completed within the guidelines set out in the City’s Economic Recovery Plan and Recovery Agreement.
The city will begin the recovery work on March 3, 2020 and will complete it on or around March 31, 2020.
The city will consider this recovery plan from a number of different perspectives, including economic, social, cultural,