Today Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas terminated the Town’s State of Emergency that was declared on March 18, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a huge milestone for our community, signaling light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel,” says Mayor Tom Mrakas. “I declared the State of Emergency to give our staff and organization the agility and flexibility to address the unprecedented nature of the challenges posed by the pandemic. I am thrilled that, in light of the drop in case numbers and the high vaccination rates in our community, we are able to make this next step towards a state of new normal.”

This emergency declaration followed the Ontario government’s announcement that a province-wide state of emergency was in place and allowed the Town to access additional resources and funding where needed to help control the spread of the virus.

“I want to caution everyone that although we are in a very positive position, we must all continue to play our part in maintaining our low rate of infection and in supporting our community’s recovery from the pandemic,” continues Mayor Mrakas. “Wash your hands and respect all the guidelines established by health authorities. Be smart, be safe, and be healthy.”