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After the coronavirus: Aurora prepares plans to reopen when it's deemed safe

Town, businesses, residents 'need to be ready to go once the green light is given'
April 27, 2020
Lisa Queen

Aurora is beginning to put together the “critical plans” needed to eventually reopen municipal facilities and local businesses once the provincial government deems it safe.

The town has established a working group, which is in the initial stages of developing safe back-to-work protocols. The plans will include advice from York Region Public Health.

“The Town wants to ensure we are well-prepared to phase residents, businesses and staff back to work in a safe and gradual approach,” Mayor Tom Mrakas said in a statement.

“Aurora’s business continuity task force is taking a proactive approach to developing a ‘back-to-work plan’ so we are ready to reopen safely when the province and medical experts give the go-ahead to begin whatever the ‘new normal’ will be. This is not a time to sit back and wait. The Town, all our businesses, and residents need to be ready to go once the green light is given.”

The town, in partnership with the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, created the task force to help support the local economy and provide assistance to small businesses in Aurora.

It brings together business professionals with global, national and local experience to help find creative ways to assist Aurora’s small businesses, the town statement said.

For more information on the task force, visit

For updates on the status of the town’s municipal operations, cancellations and disruptions, visit

For updates on the status of the COVID-19 virus in York Region, visit