Simcoe County declares ’emergency’ as Covid-19 takes hold

declaration affords officials additional powers

The County of Simcoe is the latest to declare an emergency over COVID-19.

County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell declared the emergency Wednesday afternoon as a result of pandemic developments in the region. The emergency declaration afford the county additional powers to protect the health and safety of individuals, families, businesses, and the county’s vulnerable population

“The County of Simcoe is taking the important step of declaring an emergency through the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act,” said Warden George Cornell. “Recognizing these extraordinary circumstances, we need to ensure we can use all available resources to protect the health and well-being of our residents. We thank front-line staff who are working diligently to ensure our most vulnerable residents remain safe.”

The following County public contact services and facilities remain closed to the public until further notice:

  • Simcoe County Archives
  • Simcoe County Museum
  • Simcoe County Library Co-operative
  • Tourism Simcoe County Information Kiosk
  • County Administration Centre
  • County of Simcoe Landfills and Transfer Stations
  • All County events and gatherings, including in-person Council and Committees are cancelled for now