West Niagara towns are reacting in a variety of ways – from full guidance to no mention of it – to the state of emergency and stay at home order issued by the province that came into effect today.
The new provincially ordered measures and state of emergency became effective 12:01 a.m. today and is in effect until at least Thursday, Feb. 11.
Town of Lincoln
The town of Lincoln issued detailed guidelines for residents in response to the provincial government’s declaration of a state of emergency and enhanced public health and workplace safety measures. It included messages from Mayor Sandra Easton and Town CAO Mike Kirkopoulos
“Lincoln residents have been patient and most people are following the guidelines – thank you for everything you’re doing to keep our community safe. But as positive cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations increase significantly, this is not a situation we can take lightly so it will be crucial to stay the course and follow these new guidelines,” she said, adding. “We have another stretch to get through and we will pull through by looking out for each other. We need to take this seriously.”
See the full town of Lincoln advisory here.
West Lincoln did not issue an advisory or any alerts on its website.
The Town of Grimsby posted a link to the provincial announcement on its site but did not provide further guidance to residents.
The township of Wainfleet issued an advisory and pop up alert on its website saying: “Following the Province of Ontario’s declaration of a second State of Emergency on January 12, 2021; effective Thursday, January 14 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario has implemented a province-wide stay-at-home order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. Residents should only leave home for groceries,
medical appointments, exercise and essential work, or as otherwise permitted in the
order. During the stay-at-home order, the Township of Wainfleet will continue to operate and
provide services to our residents remotely.”
The town of Pelham reposted guidance from the province on Jan 12 from the province on its site here.
Stay at home order
The Province’s stay-at-home order that requires people to only leave home for groceries, medical appointments, exercise or essential work, and all businesses must ensure that any employee who can work from home, does work from home.
See further details and the provincial guidance on the stay at home order here