eNews Alert: Toronto, Peel Region Move to Stage 2

Jun 22, 2020
Thursday, June 22 Update

Toronto and Peel Regions Enter Stage 2
& New ICOM President

In this eNews Alert you will find:
  1. Toronto and Peel Regions Enter Stage 2
  2. New ICOM President
Ontario Moving Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 2
Toronto, ON - Office of the Premier 

The Ontario government is allowing more businesses and services to open and getting more people back to work by moving the City of Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 2 on Wednesday. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the local medical officers of health. It is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to do rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing.

"Today's announcement is another sign that we continue to make steady progress," said Premier Ford. "We have been working hand-in-hand with our municipal partners and local public health units to safely and gradually reopen the province. We will do everything we can to get our final region, Windsor-Essex, into Stage 2 as soon as possible. That's why we are ramping up testing and inspections on Ontario's farms to protect workers and keep our food supply chains strong and healthy."

Toronto Public Health and Peel Public Health will enter Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. They will join the 31 other public health regions that entered Stage 2 on June 12 and 19, 2020.

Read more HERE.
New ICOM President Alberto Garlandini, Keynote Speaker at the OMA 2019 Annual Conference
Following the resignation with immediate effect of Suay Aksoy, the elected President of ICOM, on 19 June 2020, the Executive Board has appointed Alberto Garlandini, one of the two incumbent Vice-Presidents of ICOM, as the new President. The decision was taken by anonymous vote and in accordance with the provisions of the ICOM Statutes. He will assume the presidency until the next election of the Executive Board by the General Assembly, which will be held in Prague in 2022.

Alberto Garlandini has held several functions within ICOM since 2005, including Chair of ICOM Italy and Chair of the Organising Committee of ICOM Milan 2016, which is particularly relevant experience in relation to the the organisation of the ICOM General Conference in Prague in 2022. He has also been an Ordinary Member of the ICOM Executive Board, the Museum Definition Prospects and Potentials Standing Committee (MDPP), the Strategic Allocation Review Committee (SAREC), the ICOM International Committee for Regional Museums (ICOM ICR), the Sustainability Working Group (SWG) and the Strategic Plan Committee (2013-2017).

In 2019, Alberto Garlandini was the Keynote of the OMA Conference where he spoke about ICOM and its motto, 'Museums have no boarders, they have a network.'

To read more, including Alberto Garlandini's message, click HERE.