City's Guidenines for COVID 19
March 16, 2020
The City of Tecumseh is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and the Lenawee County Health Department in response to the confirmed cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 in Michigan. First and foremost, we are taking steps to protect the health and safety of our City employees and residents to the maximum extent practical. At the same time, we are doing our best to maintain uninterrupted City services for our residents and business owners. Some of the steps the City has taken already include:
- Sharing the latest updates from the state, federal and county health agencies with our residents.
- Restricting access to City Buildings to City staff, tenants, contractors or urgent business only. Please call or e-mail ahead to see if your transaction can be accomplished remotely, or to set up an appointment.
- Postponing in-home inspections and service calls until at least April 15, 2020.
- Advising City employees on appropriate hygiene, including frequent washing of hands.
- Practicing social distancing. We are asking employees to conduct City business via phone or remotely when practical. You may be contacted by the City to postpone or reschedule an in-person appointment.
- Conducting more thorough cleaning of City facilities, including wiping down of door handles, countertops and other surfaces people regularly touch.
- Encouraging residents to utilize on-line resources to obtain information, pay their water & sewer bills, apply for building permits, or conduct other City related business. The on-line portals are all available on the City website at www.mytecumseh.org.
- Allowing more flexibility for employees to utilize paid time off to make sure those who may be exhibiting symptoms stay home, or to help them take care of school age children.
We encourage the businesses in Tecumseh to adopt many of these same practices that can to help prevent the spread of the virus.
City officials have also reached out to our businesses and organizations that work with the at-risk populations which include older adults, and individuals with an existing health conditions or that are immune system compromised. We have offered assistance and asked how we can best serve their clientele.
It is important to remember that while you may believe that some of these precautions are an overreaction, they are designed to slow the spread of the virus and protect those at-risk populations. While you may be healthy and could easily weather an infection, you don’t want to spread it to someone for which it could be a life-threatening condition.
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact a healthcare professional. The CDC, MDHHS and Lenawee County Health Department are also posting regular updates on their websites. For individualized information, your first resource should be your primary care physician. You can also call the Health Department at (517) 264-5243.
Prevention and Treatment Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
State of Michigan Information
Dan Swallow, City Manager Jack Baker, Mayor