Today, at 2:00 pm, The County of Wellington and all seven of its member municipalities declared emergencies in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990, as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The declaration was made for the following reasons:
- A declaration of emergency provides the Head of Council the authority to take actions or make orders, which are not contrary to law, in order to protect the inhabitants in the area of the emergency;
- If volunteers are being employed by the municipality in support of the emergency, it can provide those volunteers with WSIB protection; or
- It can demonstrate to their residents that the municipality is taking the current situation seriously, and is taking every step that they can to protect them from the threat.
The County of Wellington and all seven member municipalities will continue to monitor the situation closely and we will be making all appropriate changes as necessary. For the most up to date County information, please visit: www.wellington.ca or check our social media platforms.
For additional information on COVID-19, and how to protect yourself, please visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca.