The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the declaration of a state of emergency in Oro-Medonte by Mayor Harry Hughes, which he said allows the Township to dedicate resources and be in a better position to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 virus, while demonstrating the necessity of meaningful action by everyone.
“The Township of Oro-Medonte holds the health and safety of our residents, visitors and staff as a top priority. We are in unprecedented times that most of us have never experienced in our lifetime. It is very important to understand that declaring a state of emergency is not done to incite panic or elevate concern, and is consistent with the Province of Ontario and the County of Simcoe’s decisions.”
Declaring an emergency provides the Township with additional authority and access to resources, and streamlines the decision-making process to continue to provide municipal services under the Township’s Continuity of Operations Plan.
A special meeting of Council will be held later this week where Council will address relief measures for residents and businesses.