The County of Elgin Recognizes National Day of Observance for COVID-19
March 11, 2022
For Immediate Release
Central Elgin, ON – This year the Government of Canada has once again designated March 11 as a National Day of Observance to commemorate those we lost and their loved ones, along with those significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The County of Elgin recognizes this National Day of Observance and acknowledges the hardships that our residents have faced over the past two years.
“Since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Canada, the Southwestern Public Health Region has experienced more than 10,000 confirmed cases and sadly 149 of our loved ones have lost their lives,” said Warden French. Throughout the pandemic there has, however, been much cause for hope and optimism amidst the sadness and loss. The pandemic has highlighted the bravery of our healthcare and frontline workers who have continued to put the community and those they care for above themselves. And our residents have responded in kind with more than 80.7 per cent of the region’s eligible population counting among the fully vaccinated.”
Individuals, organizations and businesses have also shown incredible resilience. From checking in on their neighbours to pivoting business models and adhering to public health measures, Elgin County has persevered through these challenging times.
We encourage all residents to take a moment to pause and reflect on those we have lost, and the loved ones they left behind. Please continue to do your part to keep our communities safe.
For additional information, please contact:
Warden Mary French
Julie Gonyou, Chief Administrative Officer