The city of Brantford Council has agreed to proclaim March 17th as Essential Workers Day.
“While many were asked to stay home and practice social distancing, others continued to work and provide essential services to the community,” says Councillor Joshua Wall. “It’s important that we honor and pay tribute to these incredibly brave essential workers for keeping our community functioning during these unprecedented times.”
Essential workers include: health care, police, fire, paramedics and military personnel, social services, community services, food distribution, agriculture, postal and delivery services, education, security, transit, financial services, hospitality, commerce, manufacturing, construction, maintenance and repair, waste management, sanitation services, government and administrative services.
“We owe a profound debt of gratitude to every single essential worker who continue to ensure our community keeps moving and residents have the food and supplies they need every day,” says Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis. “We hope that the proclamation will catch fire with other municipalities and become a nationally recognized day.”