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Government Declares Burlington Hydro as an ‘Essential Workplace’

Updated: March 24, 2020

Burlington Hydro is on the front lines through this challenging time, and as such, we have an important part to play. We are committed to keeping the system operating reliably and ensuring that we keep the lights on in our City.

Late yesterday, the government released a list defining what is considered an “essential workplace” during the COVID-19 crisis. The list includes electricity utilities and the entire energy supply chain, including financial services and other key business support sectors.

Utilities and Community Services: Section 41: Utilities, and Businesses that support the provision of utilities and community services, including by providing products, materials, and services needed for the delivery of utilities and community services: including among others, Electricity Generation, transmission, distribution, and storage;

Construction - Section 27: Construction projects and services required to ensure safe and reliable operations of critical provincial infrastructure, including transit, transportation, energy and justice sectors beyond the day-to-day maintenance;

The designation as an “essential workplace” allows utilities, including Burlington Hydro, to continue to staff and structure their operations to ensure service continuity. The list is applicable for 14 days.

At this time, we would like to remind our customers to limit interaction with our Operations Technicians in the field and to maintain a safe social distance (2 metres) from them as they undertake their work.

See Government’s Essential Workplaces Announcement

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