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“State of Emergency” lifted in Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes has lifted the local State of Emergency that has been in place since March 24.

This decision comes after Provincial State of Emergency lapsed on Friday. The province extended emergency orders currently in force until July 29th.

Residents are asked to continue following all health precautions and Orders, including wearing a mask or face covering as prescribed by the Health Unit, maintaining physical distancing, practicing vigilant hand hygiene and staying home if you’re ill.

“We’ve come a long way these last four months and things are looking up. However, even though we can lift the local State of Emergency, it doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. Lifting the State of Emergency means we can no longer issue local orders to respond to unique local health emergencies. Thankfully, no local orders have been necessary. We’re in Stage 3 of re-opening and many more activities, businesses and services are available. We’re shifting from emergency response mode toward recovery, but in doing so, we all must be vigilant.” said Mayor Letham.

“Our Emergency Operations team will continue to meet and stay in close contact as we monitor the situation. The Economic Recovery and Community Recovery Task Forces are working to solve challenges from ensuring vulnerable residents have what they need to supporting small businesses and re-energizing the economy. We wouldn’t be where we are today if our community hadn’t rallied and stuck to the rules over the past months.”

The City of Kawartha Lakes, police services and by-law enforcement, will continue to support, educate and enforce Orders in place from the Province and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit according to the City.

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