In an effort to help lessen the impacts of the community spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock is once again advising all residents to stay at home, adhere to the practice of social distancing and be mindful of the importance of hand washing, not touching your face and self-monitoring for symptoms of the virus. If you have recently returned from travelling, you must now self isolate for 14 days.
The Municipal office in Hickson will remain open at this time, but at reduced staffing levels. We encourage all residents to go to our website at ezt.ca to access online services and contact information for each department. At this time, building permits are still being accepted however there will be no inspections of occupied buildings. Expect minor delays of inspection scheduling and administrative response.
Please note, that while an emergency has not been declared in East Zorra-Tavistock or Oxford County, we are under a state of emergency as declared by the Province and we are all taking this situation very seriously.
Our municipal parks and trails currently remain open however, we remind people not to gather in groups of more than 5 with a social distance of 6 feet at all times and keep your children off the playground equipment. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms or if you have recently returned from travelling then you are in self isolation and are not to be out in public.
Accessing accurate and timely information will be very important over the next few weeks. We advise all residents to regularly check for Public Health updates from Southwestern Public Health at www.swpublichealth.ca
Public Health is strongly recommending that people stay at home and only go out for essential needs. The health unit is operating a call centre 7 days a week from 8:30 am to 8 pm. The number to call is 1-800-922-0096
If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the COVID-19 self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care. Please go to https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/#q0
The next 2-3 weeks are a critical period in the fight against the spread of this virus…..we all must do our part to ensure the health of everyone around us.