Town of Ajax Declaration of Emergency

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The Town continues to stress #StayHomeAjax message with declaration of emergency

After careful monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Shaun Collier has taken the unprecedented step to declare a state of emergency in the Town of Ajax. This was done in close consultation with the Town’s Municipal Emergency Control Group.

Today’s decision follows Mayor Collier’s strong statement about physical distancing on Friday, April 3rd, and is a significant action that underscores the importance of staying at home. This is not a step taken lightly. It is the strongest tool available to a municipality, and ensures that the Town is able to continue to respond quickly and decisively to COVID-19, keeping residents safe.

Public Health leaders are cautioning people that the next two weeks are critical to fighting the virus, stopping community spread and flattening the curve. Ajax is stepping up our messaging and doing everything within our power to support our community during this difficult time.

Ajax Council implores the community to take the strongest precautions possible to save lives.

The declaration is effective immediately, and will remain in effect until further notice.

“With Easter long weekend approaching, it is critical that we persevere for the health of our community. We cannot afford to take steps backward. We miss our friends and families, but we are fighting to save lives.” said Mayor Shaun Collier. “I continue to ask residents to physically distance, cancel all in-person social activities and stay home. Heed the warnings of provincial and public health orders and observe Town amenity closures. In the difficult days ahead, we must unite as a community with one goal – to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases. We are all in this together. #StayHomeAjax.”

“Every measure we have taken to date provides a clear indication of how seriously we take COVID-19, and our responsibility to the people and businesses of Ajax. I want to thank our residents and businesses for every sacrifice they have made, and continue to make. We must all be a part of the solution. The Town remains at your service, to provide information and support. Our website is continually updated, phone lines remain open and social media is monitored. I encourage you to reach out if we can be of assistance during this time of uncertainty.” – Shane Baker, CAO

Quick Facts

  • An “Emergency” is a situation or an impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise. (Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990,c.E.9)
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