Ontario Will Let Hundreds Of Health Care Workers Watch The Leafs Game In-Person Tonight

Ford says it's a "small token of appreciation" to all our frontline heroes.

Toronto Staff Writer

Ontario Will Let Hundreds Of Health Care Workers Watch The Leafs Game ...

Doug Ford is letting hundreds of vaccinated health care workers attend Game 7 of the series between the Maple Leafs and Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena tonight.

The premier announced on Monday that 550 fully vaccinated workers — including hospital and long-term care staff — will be allowed to cheer on Toronto in person for the first time in over a year.

According to the government, precautionary measures such as screening, masking, distancing and enhanced cleaning will be in place to ensure there is minimal risk of spread.

"This small token of appreciation doesn't measure up to the sacrifices they made during COVID-19, but it is an opportunity for us to recognize their heroic efforts to keep each and everyone of us safe," Ford stated. "I can't think of a better way to support the Blue and White in this crucial game than having our health care workers cheer them on in person," he added.

The Ontario government announced that participating Toronto-area hospitals will be conducting their own lottery to choose who gets to go to the game.

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