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.