Bruce County declares State of Emergency

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Bruce County Warden Mitch Twolan has officially declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19.

“The decision to declare a state of emergency is not taken lightly,” says Twolan. “Bruce County is being proactive in our fight against COVID-19 to protect the health and safety of individuals, families.”

Declarations of emergency are made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act when an emergency requires immediate action to prevent, reduce or mitigate a danger of major proportions.

Twolan adds: “Bruce County will now have additional tools and resources to coordinate and mobilize quickly. We will also have the flexibility to re-deploy staff, if required. I want to emphasize that this is a precautionary step at the time. None of these actions are necessary now.”

Bruce County urges asks all residents to stay home, to practice physical distancing, and to practice proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus. COVID-19 updates related to Bruce County can be found at https://brucecounty.on.ca/covid19 and the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca.

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