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As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Town of Tecumseh has introduced a screening protocol for front line service to further protect staff from potential exposure to COVID-19. Applications that require an on-site inspection will also be subject to screening and staff will observe at least a 2 metre distance during such calls. This change follows on today’s announcements by the Province and public health agencies to move in the direction of essential services only at this time.

“To protect the health of our staff and their family members, we are moving toward essential service only,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “We have looked at our business operations and what is absolutely necessary to be done in-person. There is a secure mail slot outside the main entrance to drop off payments and there are a number of services that can be done via an online application and secure mail drop. We are asking everyone—do not come to Town Hall unless it is absolutely necessary.”

Payments for services can be made by cheque or money order through the secure mail slot located beside the main entrance door off McNorton Street. The payments will be processed with a receipt mailed. Necessary paperwork for licenses, permits and registration can be filled out at home/work and dropped off completed. Anyone entering Town Hall will be subject to screening prior to being seen at the counter. If the individual fails the screening they will be provided with other service options. Screening is similar to that now imposed by medical facilities/treatment centres.

The Town requests that if anyone is feeling ill that they avoid all public buildings until they have recovered fully. If you are unsure about attending Town Hall, you may contact us at 519-735-2184 for further information.

A similar screening will be conducted for on-site inspections prior to the dispatch of our staff. Staff will not attend a location that is currently under self-isolation, has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or any individual is experiencing symptoms of acute respiratory illness.

The Town will continue to provide ongoing updates on further decisions. As this situation is ongoing and changes daily, the EOC continues to meet with updates as needed. All updates will be posted to our website and users may register for regular updates from the online subscription service by clicking on the “Connect” button at the top of the page and submitting the online subscription form within that pop up window.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit; Travel Advisories; Health Canada; and, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

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Program Contacts:                                         

Marg Misek-Evans, Chief Administrative Officer, 519-735-2184 Ext. 111

Wade Bondy, Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator, 519-735-2184 Ext. 210