St Marys declares State of Emergency
To date, there have been two confirmed cases of COVID-19 among St. Marys residents.
The decision was led by Mayor Al Strathdee.
“I am declaring a State of Emergency to impress upon residents the urgency and seriousness of this situation,” said Strathdee. “With a second case now confirmed in St. Marys, we all need to do our part to slow the spread of this virus,” he continued. “I strongly advise that all residents follow the recommendations of Huron Perth Public Health to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.”
Declaring a State of Emergency ensures that the town can act quickly in response to emerging issues. It also offers protection to volunteers, and preserves the rights of the municipality for future compensation related to this crisis.
The Town’s municipal offices, recreation and leisure facilities, child care centre, and train station are all closed indefinitely. The St. Mary’s Landfill will also close to the public as of Friday, March 20.
Some essential services, including fire, police, as well as garbage and recycling collection and mobility services will remain operational throughout this situation.
Residents who have questions related to the State of Emergency or municipal services can contact 519-284-2340 or go to their website.