Mayor of the Township of Carlow/Mayo Bonnie Adams has called a state of emergency.
“This declaration implements the emergency plan of the municipality and
will help protect the health, safety, well-being and property of residents,” the Township says. “This declaration of a State of Emergency is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.”
The Township explains this gives them “all options available” to protect the health and safety of those living in Carlow/Mayo. This follows Hastings County doing the same on March 26th and the Province doing so on March 17th. Wollaston Township also declared a state of emergency on March 27th.
“It is imperative to address this serious public health threat,” Adams says. “The number of cases reported daily clearly illustrates the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and emphasize the importance of practicing physical distancing and self-isolation in order to control the community spread of the virus.”
She says that the virus is a threat to the municipality and she wants residents to take it seriously to help flatten the curve.