Tecumseh Plans ‘Circuit-Breaker’ Closure

Biz X Magazine NEWS, August 6 2018 Civic Holiday, City of Windsor Responds to Storm Damage from Wind and Rain, Wyandotte - Chilver Pedestrian Crossover Now Open, New Deputy Fire Chief for Windsor, University of Windsor Chancellor Search Begins, Ontario Freezing Driver Fees, LaSalle Wins Award for Water Meter Replacement Project, LaSalle Wins Award for Water Meter Replacement Project, Statement by Minister Jim Wilson on NAFTA Trade Talks, Labour Day 2018, Students’ Alliance Mourns Passing of Jason Solomon,Tougher Penalties for Dangerous Driving Start, Bank of Canada Maintains Overnight Rate, FORD ISSUES F-150 SAFETY RECALL, LaSalle Announces Volunteer Recognition Recipients, 2018 LaSalle Volunteer Recognition Recipients, Premier Doug Ford Honours Heroes of Afghanistan, LaSalle Preparing for Internet and Telephone Voting, 2018 Education Quality, Ontario Government Wants to Repeal the Green Energy Act, Ontario Releases Financial Commission of Inquiry Findings, Ontario Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ottawa, Big Brothers Big Sisters, COSTCO WHOLESALE ONLINE GROCERY SITE IN WINDSOR, Ontario Government Releases Line-by-Line Review, NDP WANTS GOVERNMENT PROTECTION FROM CRA SCAMS
Home » Community » Tecumseh Plans ‘Circuit-Breaker’ Closure

Town of Tecumseh Plans ‘Circuit-Breaker’ Closure in Response to Omicron Variant

The Town of Tecumseh is implementing safety measures in response to the Omicron variant in an effort to limit exposure, curb the spread of COVID-19 and prioritize the health and safety of staff and the community they serve.

After considerable discussion and as part of its COVID-19 Safety Plan and business continuity planning process, the Town plans to implement a “circuit-breaker” closure of most Town facilities for up to two weeks, as of January 2, 2022. This will follow the normal service and facility closures and reductions over the holidays from December 24th to January 1st.

This decision considered recent data from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, which shows sharp increases in case rates in the region at 145.1 per 100,000, exceeding Ontario rates (126 per 100,000). Windsor-Essex continues to have one of the highest case rates in the province. In Tecumseh, the case rate is 178.7 per 100,000, second highest in the region. Moreover, the Windsor-Essex region has the sixth highest positivity rate in the province with several recent outbreaks in schools and workplaces. Cases counts are highest in the 0-19 age group.

“The case counts of COVID-19 have risen exponentially due to the Omicron variant, exceeding all projections, with case rates in Windsor-Essex, and Tecumseh in particular, extremely high. We will monitor the trends over the holidays and may adjust the closure of some facilities, however, we wanted to be prepared if the current trend continues past the holidays. I appreciate this change in operations may be inconvenient, but I believe it is essential to help slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara

During this time in January, most Town offices and facilities will be closed to the public though services will continue to be offered remotely. Essential public services like winter control, garbage collection, water and wastewater services will continue. The closure will affect Town Hall, halls and clubs and satellite Town facilities associated with public works, parks and fire stations. The Tecumseh Arena will remain open with additional safety measures including limits on spectators, reduced time in dressing rooms and measures to move teams in and out of the arena quickly before and after games.

The Town will monitor the COVID-19 situation during this period to determine when it can safely reopen Town facilities to the public or whether further closure is warranted. The Town will inform residents of any changes.

Council and committee meetings will continue to be held virtually, including the regular meeting of Council on January 11, 2022.

Facebook Comments

Previous ArticleNext Article