NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
March 23, 2020
The Municipality of South Bruce Declares State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
Mayor Robert Buckle has officially declared a state of emergency in the Municipality of South Bruce in response to COVID-19. Declaring an emergency allows the Municipality of South Bruce to make use of available resources to assist in the health and well-being of all residents including accessing any provincial funding that may become available in the future.
“We are taking precautionary steps to be proactive in reducing the spread of COVID-19, say’s Mayor Buckle. “It is important for everyone to exercise social distancing measures and to self-isolate at this time.”
The declaration has been made as a precautionary step at this time. The Municipality of South Bruce is urging all residents to stay home, to practice physical distancing, and proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health: http://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus
The Municipality of South Bruce will continue to take all steps necessary to maintain essential services for our residents and local businesses. The public can stay up to date with news from our municipality at: http://www.town.southbruce.on.ca/ .
For additional information on COVID-19 please see the following:
Grey Bruce Health Unit: https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/
Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus
Health Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html