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Tecumseh Implementing Measures In Response To COVID-19

Friday March 13th, 2020, 4:30pm


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The Town of Tecumseh has begun implementing measures to protect residents, visitors and staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes executing policies and procedures at Town facilities and working with community partners to ensure continuity of municipal services over the course of this ongoing situation.

“We have been working with information from the federal and provincial governments and directly with our local health agencies and municipal partners on Tecumseh’s response to COVID-19,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh.

“We are encouraging everyone to continue to monitor the situation and make appropriate decisions as it comes to their own health and that of their families. According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the risk in this area is low at this time. I urge people to observe the precautions for this virus – wash your hands, keep your distance from those who are ill, avoid crowds and observe travel advisories. If you have recently travelled and have symptoms of respiratory illness, we ask you to call the Windsor-Essex County Public Health’s line at 519-258-2146 ext. 1420 and stay at home. We will take measures to maintain Town services, while protecting our staff. If you are not well, please do not go to public venues.”

The Town has activated a partial Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) consisting of the Town’s Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC)—which is the Fire Chief—as well as the CAO and the Director Parks & Recreation Services who is responsible for facilities. The entire Senior Management Team is also assisting with the ongoing situation and remain on standby to the EOC.

“We are collaborating with our regional partners on this situation and continue to monitor and make plans for business continuity,” said Marg Misek-Evans, Chief Administrative Officer. “Measures are in place for our staff and the public to keep everyone safe.”

Based on advice from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit that the risk in this area is low, Tecumseh Arena remains open with March Break programming still being offered. Attendance control measures will be put in place during public skating to limit the number of attendees to 250 or less at a time.

Additional measures implemented at Town facilities include increased cleaning of surfaces at Town Hall and the Tecumseh Arena with disinfectant and installing additional hand sanitizer stations at Town Hall and Tecumseh Arena.

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