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COVID-19 Update: June 24, 2020. A message from the Mayor

June 24, 2020. A message from the Mayor

See below for a COVID-19 update from Mayor Letham

"Good afternoon, today is June 24 and marks three months since we’ve been under a state of emergency. 

This morning, that order was extended by the province until July 15. The reason we are still under a state of emergency is because the pandemic is not over. The health unit is telling us to assume everyone we come in contact with has the virus. Think about that for a minute and act accordingly. There is no vaccine yet and every day we hear of numbers rising across the globe. Do not become lazy when it comes to taking precautions and do not take on the attitude that this is over, because we are far from it.

That being said, we are continuing to work with all local partners to help keep moving things forward. Many local businesses have had to change the way they operate in order to welcome customers back. As a community, we need to support our economy by recognizing the challenges in place and appreciating the hard work that’s gone into keeping everyone safe. This means respecting rules in place, being patient with storefronts and staff and most importantly, taking responsibility for our own actions so that we do not put others at risk.

This also applies to those who are visiting – welcome, but if you are here, you are also responsible for keeping our community safe. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our municipality and we will only welcome those who recognize and respect that.

It is vital that we do not get caught in the mentality that the pandemic is over. The province is allowing regions to open in small stages because right now it’s still difficult to predict what the future holds. As we continue to take steps forward, we all need to remain vigilance and not get complacent.

Thank you."

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