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Posted On Friday, March 27, 2020

The Region of Waterloo, all seven area municipalities, Waterloo EDC (Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation) and local partners have created the Business and Economic Support Team of Waterloo Region (BESTWR) to help all types of local businesses cope with challenges caused by COVID-19. 
“Collectively, this group will be a point of contact for governments as they make rapid decisions to support the evolving economic and business environment, and will help...

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Posted On Wednesday, March 25, 2020

City of Waterloo Council has approved a COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan valued at approximately $750,000 to assist residents and businesses dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The City’s financial package aligns with financial assistance previously announced by the federal and provincial governments and is designed to help people deal with financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The plan includes:
Waiving late payment...

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Posted On Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mayor Dave Jaworsky has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Waterloo as the community continues to address the COVID-19 pandemic. 
“In unison with municipalities across the region, I am declaring a State of Emergency for the City of Waterloo. Our community is united in its efforts to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. A great deal has changed in the last few days – the number of cases continues to grow, the province has ordered the closure of all...

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Posted On Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Posted On Friday, March 20, 2020

In an effort to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, the regional municipalities are taking steps to close our outdoor playgrounds and skateboard parks. We recognize that parents and caregivers are looking for outdoor activities to keep their children occupied; however, because the virus can remain active on many surfaces, staff cannot effectively clean and disinfect the multiple surfaces and play structures located throughout the region. Public health is also strongly...
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