On March 18, 2020 at 3 p.m., County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell declared an emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic developments in our region.
Declaring an emergency affords the County additional powers to protect the health and safety of all individuals, families and businesses as well as the vulnerable populations that we serve. This declaration also aligns with the Government of Ontario's Declaration of Emergency made March 17, 2020.
“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 County will continue to provide regular public updates through social media, website content and press releases to ensure residents are well informed. For up-to-date information on the status of County services, residents can visit simcoe.ca, or call 1-800-263-3199 or 705-726-9300. For health-related information, go to simcoemuskokahealth.org, or call the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit directly.