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Scugog looks to crack down on gatherings

DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

SCUGOG: With COVID-19 cases continuing to add up in Scugog, the Township of Scugog is cracking down on gatherings.

During a virtual meeting on Monday, April 12th, Scugog Mayor Bobbie Drew announced the township has hired a new staff member to enforce COVID-19 related rules.

“There were reports of crowds of people on our lakefronts. I want to assure our residents [the] bylaw [department] now has a part-time bylaw officer to patrol these high-risk areas,” Mayor Drew announced.

Mayor Drew encourages people who want to report an issue to use the township’s online portal at www.scugog.ca, by phoning 905-985-7346 extension 121 or by calling Durham Regional police. The Mayor states the township does “not monitor chat groups.” Mayor Drew asks people to continue to distance themselves when they are outside their homes.

“Active cases are rising in North Durham, and we need to remain vigilant and follow the health guidelines,” Mayor Drew stressed.

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