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Ramara Township closing all municipal facilities as of Monday

All March break camps and programs are cancelled; Township has a plan in place to ensure essential township services continue to be delivered
township of ramara municipal building

NEWS RELEASE
TOWNSHIP OF RAMARA 
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At this time, the township is regularly meeting to monitor, discuss and address local concerns in response to COVID-19. The township is taking precautions based on recommendations from other levels of government and health authorities in order to protect our residents’ and staffs’ safety and wellbeing.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The township has made the difficult decision to close all of its buildings to the public on Monday, March 16, 2020 due to the increasing concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The health, safety and wellbeing of all of our guests and staff is of utmost importance.

This affects the following locations:

1. Administration Centre
2. Ramara Centre
3. Ramara Library – Brechin Location
4. Ramara Fire Halls
5. Udney Community Centre
6. Longford Community Centre

This results in the following cancellations:

  • All March and April meeting room bookings  
  • March Break Day camps  
  • Public programming and events

All March Break Camps: All registered programs/camps next week are cancelled and full refunds will be processed as soon as possible.

Udney and Longford Community Centres: Any booked events will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued.

IMPACT ON SERVICES
The township has a business continuity plan in place to ensure essential township services continue to be delivered. As well, the township is taking precautions to ensure staff are taking active steps to protect themselves and the public by creating social distance, disinfecting workstations and common areas regularly and hand washing hourly.

Staff will be available by phone and e-mail to answer your questions and concerns during normal business hours:
Telephone: 705-484-5374
E-mail: ramara@ramara.ca

Council Meetings: 
Council meetings will proceed as normal with the intent of limiting attendance to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our guests and staff. Staff are exploring alternatives ways for the public to access these meetings in order to ensure transparency and public knowledge is upheld.

COMMUNICATIONS
The township will continue to communicate with the general public regarding COVID-19 through the website and social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). For more information on the status of COVID-19 in Simcoe County, please contact the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.

ABOUT COVID-19
It is good to be prepared for the potential arrival of widespread community transmission of the virus. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has information on their website about preparing for a pandemic.

Regular handwashing is the best defense against spreading illnesses, including COVID-19.

For the most up-to-date local information, visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website.

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