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State Of Emergency Declared In Lakeshore

Sunday March 22nd, 2020, 2:10pm


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The Town of Lakeshore has declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19.

Mayor Tom Bain declared the emergency alongside the County of Essex.

By declaring the State of Emergency, the Town of Lakeshore will implement their recently passed emergency measures by-laws to ensure business continuity during the pandemic, such as electronic attendance at Council meetings and the ability to extend payment periods or deadlines.

Officials say the Town will continue to move towards deploying staff resources to essential services, to have the ability to respond to COVID-19 demands, but also other possible issues such as lake flooding.

“The County of Essex declared an emergency today, and the Town of Lakeshore will follow suit,” said Mayor Tom Bain. “The time to call an emergency is now, to work together as a region to control the spread of COVID-19.”

“The Warden 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.”

“Let’s act now to protect our health care workers on the front line by taking the necessary steps to flatten the curve and mitigate the impact on our health care system”.

Officials say the town has taken proactive and precautionary measures related to essential services such as water, waste water, roads, garbage, fire, and emergency services, and each have sustainable plans in place with redundancy built in.

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