RENFREW COUNTY – To very little fanfare, Renfrew County council officially lifted the State of Emergency declared almost two years ago in relating to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday morning, Renfrew County Warden Debbie Robinson told members of county council on March 30, 2020 she signed a piece of paper declaring a state of emergency in the County of Renfrew.
As part of her opening address to council Wednesday morning, and exactly two years from when it was implemented, Robinson announced the state of emergency in Renfrew County would be lifted.
Robinson says at this point “we don’t have reason to celebrate, but it’s time to begin to bring some normalcy back to our lives.”
The warden said as always the County of Renfrew would continue to monitor the ever changing landscape and do what is required to keep staff and residents safe while maintaining essential services.
The move to lift the state of emergency in Renfrew County comes as Ontario moves into the next step of the COVID-19 pandemic and most restrictions have been lifted in the province.