Amherstburg Declares State Of Emergency

Sunday March 22nd, 2020

Posted at 2:18pm

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The Town of Amherstburg declared a State of Emergency today, taking proactive and precautionary measures in order to prepare the region for the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are committed to working collaboratively with all of our partnering municipalities, government officials, first responder agencies and healthcare organizations to ensure we are as best prepared as possible to respond to the needs of our residents,” said Mayor Aldo DiCarlo.

The Mayor is urging residents to take this situation very seriously and to heed the advice of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit as it relates to social-distancing, proper hand washing and sanitizing as well as the 14-day self-isolation for returning travelers.

Declaring the State of Emergency allows for municipalities to prepare by limiting activities to essential services, ensuring they have the flexibility to mobilize appropriate resources as needs arise, for not only COVID-19, but also for other possible issues such as lake flooding, as water levels locally remain at record highs.

“It is important that the public remain calm. We know this is a time of heightened anxiety and fear but we will get through this together” said DiCarlo.

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