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COVID-19 Update Mar 16 2020


March 16, 2020
Desbarats, Ontario

The Township of Johnson cares about the health and security of our staff, residents and visitors. We understand that the spread of COVID-19 has caused concerns. That is why we have been and will continue to monitor the developing issues around this matter.

Today, we are announcing additional measures that are being taken by the Township to protect all against the spread of this virus.

Starting immediately, all municipal facilities will be closed to the public and visitors until April 5, 2020 (inclusive). All programming has also been cancelled. Supplementary information includes the following:
1. Those who have booked facilities during the time of the closure, will not be charged for the booking. Any deposit will be returned.
2. The March 18, 2020 date for the payment of Interim Taxes is still in effect. Ratepayers can still pay by all methods currently available. If you decide to bring your tax payment or any other payment to the Township Office, you may drop it into the mailbox.
3. The Committee of the Whole, Regular Council and Planning Meetings scheduled for March 17 and March 18 have been cancelled.
4. Until further notice, all Township staff will be working and all other services will continue.

Should the situation continue to develop, the Township of Johnson will keep you informed.

The Township of Johnson also encourages you to follow the guidelines of Algoma Public Health at  Also, please see the attached poster ‘What you need to know to help you and your family stay healthy.’

On behalf of Mayor, Council and the staff at the Township of Johnson, please take care of yourselves and your families.

For more information, please contact Chris Wray, Clerk at