Covid 19 update

Closure of Town Facilities Extended to January 31

The Town of Tecumseh is extending its “circuit breaker” closure of indoor facilities to January 31, 2022, as a safety measure in response to the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19.

This will permit the Town to:

  • Continue to provide services to citizens remotely;
  • Maintain low levels of staff congregation in Town facilities to avoid work-related transmission; and
  • Keep up practices that are consistent with the modified Step 2 provincial restrictions.

The Town initiated the circuit breaker at the beginning of the new year and, prior to January 31, will decide whether to extend it further based on conditions and provincial directives.

“It is imperative that we take all possible measures to reduce the spread of this variant as we continue to monitor case counts in the province and our region,” said Mayor Gary McNamara.

Staff are working from Town Hall or remotely to offer services over the phone, by email and virtually. The arena remains closed while other services – such as garbage and recycling pickup, public works, water services and parks – are unaffected by the circuit breaker.

The Town’s outdoor recreational amenities remain open to the public, but users must comply with restrictions limiting groups to no more than 10 people. Physical distancing and wearing masks are encouraged. Full details of the new provincial restrictions announced January 3 can be found on the Province of Ontario website.

Find more information about this and other Tecumseh news and events on the Town’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.