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.
- 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)
- The Town of Ajax remains open for business. For a complete list of service reductions and helpful links, visit ajax.ca/COVID19.
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