Mono declared an emergency on March 31, 2020 “in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, with the recent confirmations of COVID-19 within our health care facilities, and within the general population of the County and residents of the community in general”. The end of Mono’s state of emergency on March 1 is aligned with plans in place at the Counties of Dufferin and Wellington, and the City of Guelph, all of which are within the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health service delivery area.
As of February 24th, close to 90% of adults (age 18+) in Dufferin County have been fully vaccinated and with 52% having received a third booster. 49% of children ages 5 -11 have received at least one shot with 28% being fully vaccinated. Dr. Nicola Mercer, CEO and Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health stated,
“As we look to the future, WDG Public Health will continue to work hand in hand with Dufferin County and all local municipalities to keep our region safe, healthy and prosperous”.
Mayor Creelman stressed that, while the state of emergency is over,
“we continue to impress upon people the importance of getting vaccinated and observe appropriate masking guidelines”.