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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


A message from Village of Mt. Zion Mayor Luke Williams

The Village of Mt. Zion and Village Board of Trustees is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely, following the CDC’s recommended guidelines and as always concerned about the health and safety of our residents and visitors.

At this time, I would like to remind our water customers of payment options for water bills.  Residents have several options including payment by mail, automatic bank draft – Direct Pay, payment over the phone (217) 864-5424, online bill pay through your own financial institution and pay online at mtzion.com.  Links to the options listed are available at www.mtzion.com/payment-options.  PSN processes all the Village of Mt. Zion’s online payments and after setting up an account, residents can also set up automatic payments with PSN.

Due to the recent events regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we wanted to take this time to make sure all our staff are aware of a few items.  At this time, all Village departments will continue to operate like usual.  Taking extra precaution when it comes to social distancing guidelines.  Person-to-person spread of COVID-19 appears to be mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  Preliminary data suggests that older adults and people with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems seem to be at greater risk of developing serious illness from the virus.

Action Steps:

  1. Make sure surfaces (desks, tables) and objects (phones, keyboards, vehicles, etc.) are wiped down with disinfectant regularly.
  2. Promote regular and thorough handwashing.
  3. Promote good respiratory hygiene, such as coughing into a tissue or your elbow rather than your hands or without covering your mouth.

If at any time you have a fever or any of the other symptoms listed above – PLEASE STAY HOME.  The World Health Organization is recommending that anyone that has any of the above symptoms (even mildly) should stay home from work and avoid any contact with the general public. 

As the situation continues to develop the Village of Mt. Zion will be working with Macon County officials to assist in any way possible.  I encourage Mt. Zion residents to visit the Macon County

Health Department website at https://www.maconcountyhealth.org/ for the most up-to-date press releases regarding this very fast moving situation.

Information from the CDC - Corona Virus

Information from the CDC - Hand Washing Protocol

Video from the CDC - FIght Germs.  Wash Your Hands!