March 13, 2020
We know that members of our community may have concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and the Township will be providing updates, as required, on the impacts to Zorra programs, services and facilities.
Municipal governments are guided by the direction of local, provincial and federal health authorities on matters related to public health. As of today, Southwestern Public Health continues to advise that, while there are confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario, the risk remains low in our area.
At this time, the Township is proceeding with all scheduled programs and events. We do have in place enhanced cleaning measures within our facilities, and we are also asking all residents to observe good hygiene practices, as recommended by the local health authorities.
Recognizing that the current priority is containing the spread of the virus, Township staff are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and following the infection control measures as recommended by health authorities.
Currently their direction to public agencies is to take precautions similar to those typical of seasonal influenza. This includes signage encouraging good hygiene practices and enhanced cleaning of public touch points, such as door handles and light switches, within our civic facilities.
If the current risk increases, it is important to know that the Township of Zorra has in place the organizational structure, emergency plans and processes in place to monitor and address emerging issues like this one.
Whether at home, or in one of our Township facilities, practice good hygiene:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- Cough and sneeze into your sleeve, not your hands;
- Avoid touching your face; and
- Stay home when you are unwell.
Government of Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
Government of Ontario https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus
Southwester Public Health https://www.swpublichealth.ca/content/community-update-novel-coronavirus-covid-19