Declaration - State of Emergency-Township of Southwold and County of Elgin

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Declaration State of Emergency-Southwold

Declaration-State of Emergency - County of Elgin

More information on COVID-19 can be found on the Southwestern Public Health website 

There are four primary reasons for the Township’s declaration:

  • Protection of volunteers acting on behalf of the Township during an emergency.
  • Protection of staff and elected officials from litigious situations that may arise as a result of an emergency.
  • Assistance in applying for and receiving any availability of funding that may be offered as a result of the emergency, and to provide private citizens increased validity for their own claims that may come about during the emergency period.
  • Indicates to residents the seriousness of the situation and creates awareness around government responses.