The Town of Orangeville has declared a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19.

The declaration gives the Town more flexibility during an emergency, including access to additional resources. It does not change the regulations and procedures that exist to ensure the municipality operates effectively and the Town will continue to provide essential services.  

Currently most of the Town’s services remain available on-line or over-the-phone and are outlined on the Town’s website on a special COVID-19 section. The Town continues to assess the situation to determine if any additional changes will be necessary to operations, programs or service levels, recognizing the Town has previously suspended public programming and closed municipal facilities to public access.

“The declaration of an emergency is a serious step, we are taking it in recognition of the events that are unfolding in the province,” said Mayor Sandy Brown. “We have to take the directives seriously that are coming from public health officials. Lives are depending on us adhering to expert advice.”

Residents are reminded of the role they play by practicing social distancing and reducing the spread of this virus. “As a community we need to come together, follow the directives but also support each other during this period of uncertainty,” added Mayor Brown.

Residents can stay updated by following the Town’s social media or visiting the COVID-19 page on the Town’s website.