The Municipality of Trent Lakes declared a state of emergency Tuesday morning due to the “increasing impacts” of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the municipality north of Peterborough, Mayor Janet Clarkson issued the declaration at 10 a.m. The municipal control group had been meeting regularly to monitor the situation.
Trent Lakes is a municipality that’s part of Peterborough County, which on Monday declared a state of emergency. The county is part of the jurisdiction of Peterborough Public Health, which on Tuesday stated there were five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region, including the city of Peterborough.
The municipality says the declaration may enable it to access provincial funding for actions related to the emergency and relief, should funding become available.
“The situation is evolving. New decisions may be made affecting municipal services and facilities,” the municipality stated.