The Municipality of South Dundas Emergency Management Team participated in regional meetings today, March 13 conducted by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
At this time, the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus remains low. School closures and event cancellations are being made as precautions to avoid the possible spread of the virus.
Event organizers are encouraged to follow the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s direction for all upcoming events. The following recommendations currently apply throughout Ontario.
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit and the Municipality will be releasing regular updates on social media channels and website as the situation evolves.
At this time residents should exercise caution and self-regulated preventative measures to reduce risk of exposure to the virus. The following recommendations are provided in association with the EOHU.
To reduce the risks within South Dundas all March Break activities are cancelled. Additionally, all recreation programming is cancelled until April 6, 2020 at which time the Municipality will reassess.
“The Municipality is taking this issue seriously and is working to ensure we do everything we can to keep our residents safe,” said Mayor Steven Byvelds. “Our team is working closely with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and implementing safety measures based on their recommendations. I encourage everyone to stay informed and follow the Health Unit’s steps for protecting yourself and loved ones. We will keep our community informed as the situation develops.”
If you have questions about the virus or think you may have contracted the virus, contact the Eastern Ontario Health Unit at 1-800-267-7120. For more information visit: