Bruce County declares state of emergency

Bruce County has officially declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19.

Warden, Mitch Twolan, says the decision was not taken lightly.

“Bruce County is being proactive in our fight against COVID-19 to protect the health and safety of individuals, families.”

Twolan adds: “Bruce County will now have additional tools and resources to coordinate and mobilize quickly. We will also have the flexibility to re-deploy staff, if required.”

Twolan says this is a precautionary step at the time, and none of these actions are necessary now.

Declarations of emergency are made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act when an emergency requires immediate action to prevent, reduce or mitigate a danger of major proportions.

COVID-19 updates related to Bruce County can be found here.