TOWSNHIP OF ZORRA - The Township of Zorra is continuing to take action in response to the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Canada.
Entry to the Municipal Office will be by appointment only. All recreation facilities are closed to the public until further notice. Anyone who wishes to conduct in-person business is advised to phone 519-485-2490 and discuss their needs with a customer service representative. Callers will be directed to online services if available, or offered other options as appropriate.
If staff deem that an in-person visit to a Township Office is required, callers will be asked questions regarding their travel and health history prior to booking an appointment. Visitors with confirmed appointments should be prepared to show identification upon arrival. The Township is also implementing enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures at all Township facilities. In addition, staff who have travelled internationally recently will be requested to self quarantine.
The Township will be providing daily updates every day around 1:00 pm to keep residents informed. Mayor Marcus Ryan is also taking extra precautions including not being in the same room as the Deputy Mayor to ensure they both don't get infected at the same time.
You can listen tot he entire interview with the Mayor online here.
Prohibited public events include weddings and social gatherings, but strict exceptions have been given to certain gatherings including private households and operating child care centres supporting frontline health care workers and first responders.
Penalties will now be enforced on businesses and individuals who price gouge on necessary goods in Ontario as individuals could face a maximum penalty of a $100,000 fine and a year in jail, while corporations could face a fine of up to $10 million.
The city of Stratford declared a State Of Emergency on Thursday, along with the surrounding municipalities, and they encourage residents to stay informed on COVID-19 and listen to health professionals to reduce the risk of infection.