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Press Release - COVID-19 Lobby Closures


Village of Mt. Zion

COVID-19 Information and Lobby Closures



For Immediate Release

March 17, 2020

Village of Mt. Zion, 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway, Mt. Zion, IL 62549

Contact: Julie Miller, Village Administrator (217) 864-5424 j_miller@mtzion.com

Mt. Zion, IL – After considerable deliberation, due to the CDC’s recommendation to limit gatherings of 10 or more people through the end of the month, the Village of Mt. Zion will be closing both the Village Hall lobby located at 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway and the Police Department lobby located at 400 W. Main Street beginning Wednesday, March 18 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  Staff will be available during this time by phone or email.  Staff email addresses are available on the Village’s website www.mtzion.com.

Important Phone Numbers:     

                           Village Hall – (217) 864-5424

                           Mt. Zion Police Department – (217) 864-4012

                           (Non- Emergency)

Residents have several options regarding the payment of their water/sewer bills 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.

Residents should take 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.