State of Emergency Lifted for the City of Timmins 
Mayor George Pirie has ended the State of Emergency for the City of Timmins effective immediately. The decision was made after discussion with the Municipal Emergency Control Group ahead of the City and region moving into Step 1 of the province’s “Roadmap to Reopen” this Friday.

The State of Emergency, enacted on May 17, 2021, was declared for the following reasons:
- To mobilize additional resources for Timmins and the region;
- To increase access to vaccines and supplies;
- To enhance capacity for COVID-19 testing; and,
- To help aid support for a community isolation centre.

“Through the combined efforts of our community partners, we were able to quickly access additional vaccines and drop-in clinics to protect our residents and add additional community testing to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” says Mayor George Pirie. “The work of the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), Timmins and District Hospital (TADH), Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board (CDSSAB) has been exemplary. It is due to their diligence that we can now lift the State of Emergency and prepare to reopen safely.”

The lifting of the State of Emergency does not remove any of the public health measures issued by the PHU. Residents are still required to maintain social distancing; follow indoor and outdoor gathering limits; wear a mask properly; and, continue to stay at home, isolate, and make arrangements to get tested if they experience symptoms.

“As always, the City of Timmins is committed to protecting the health and safety of our citizens,” adds Mayor Pirie. “We need to continue to follow the public health measures that are in place and get vaccinated so that we don’t repeat this cycle of reopening and lockdown. Being able to reopen our region is great news for Timmins and particularly for the local businesses who have been closed for an extended period of time. We can now do what we do best as a community, support each other by supporting local.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 6/23/2021 at 3:01 PM  

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