Durham Region: What does this mean: State of emergency declaration in Durham Region

Whitby, Ontario – In follow up to the State of Emergency declaration in the Region of Durham—on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer—residents are asked to note the following information about this declaration:

  • It is made in accordance with the Emergency Management By-law.
  • It demonstrates to residents that the municipality is taking the current situation seriously; using every step possible to protect our community from this threat.
  • It has no impact or influence over the March 23 direction from the Province of Ontario; or their direction around their classification of essential and non-essential services.
  • It does not provide access to any funding programs to assist with extraordinary costs of emergency.

The Region continues to evaluate the services and staffing that need to be in place to effectively respond to COVID-19 on behalf of Durham Regional Council.