Totally vaccinated frontline healthcare staff might be allowed into Scotiabank Area to observe the Toronto Maple Leafs tackle the Montreal Canadiens in Recreation 7 Monday night time.
The information comes only a day after Minister Lisa MacLeod rejected the proposal initially introduced ahead by Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown to permit vaccinated staff inside.
“Following discussions with the Chief Medical Officer of Well being, Toronto Public Well being and hospital companions, I’m comfortable to announce that they’ve signed off on permitting 550 totally vaccinated frontline well being care staff, together with hospital and long-term care employees, to be invited to attend Recreation 7 of the sequence between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Area tonight,” Premier Doug Ford mentioned in an announcement Monday morning.
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A spokesperson for MacLeod had denied Brown’s proposal saying it will not meet the present pointers underneath Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Brown had pointed to Quebec well being officers permitting 2,500 masked followers to attend Recreation 6 on the Bell Centre.
Maple Leafs Sports activities and Leisure (MLSE) will cowl the associated fee for the employees who can even be getting a jersey of their very own.
“There’s nothing Crew Ontario can’t do once we are all working collectively and I can’t consider a greater solution to assist the Blue and White on this essential sport than having our well being care heroes cheer them on in individual. Go Leafs go!” Ford’s assertion continued.
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Mayor John Tory additionally praised the transfer, saying it reveals the province is shifting towards a “protected and cautious reopening” within the close to future.
“It additionally reveals the significance of getting correct security measures in place and getting totally vaccinated,” he added.
The province mentioned it has not but determined the way it will distribute the tickets.
Puck drop is about for 7 p.m.
The winner will meet the Winnipeg Jets within the subsequent spherical.
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