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City's Response to Governor Whitmer's Extension of Stay Home Stay Safe Executive Order

April 9th, 2020

 Statement on Governor’s Extension of Stay Home Stay Safe
Executive Order 2020-21

On April 9th, Governor Whitmer extended the ‘Stay Home Stay Safe’ order through April 30th, 2020. The new Executive Order 2020-42 maintains previous limitations while tightening restrictions on in person gatherings and shopping. This Order supersedes Executive Order 2020-21 and can be viewed in its entirety here.  

In response to Executive Order 2020-42 all in-person government activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, or to support those businesses and operations that are necessary to sustain or protect life are suspended through April 30th, 2020.  Based on the language in this order, all City of Tecumseh non-essential operations are suspended, with the following exceptions:

  • Emergency Services Department.
  • Police Department.
  • Utilities Department (Efforts shall be made to reduce on-site staffing).
  • Payroll and Accounts Payable/Receivable (Efforts shall be made to reduce on-site staffing).
  • Department of Public Works (Efforts shall be made to reduce on-site staffing, and an on-call list shall be developed for emergency responses).
  • Cleaning and Maintenance of City Buildings and Cemetery and Parks Facilities.
  • Stevens Disposal has stated that residential trash removal will occur on its regular schedule, however bulk trash items will not be accepted.

 As a reminder, our on-line resources will still be available for you to obtain city information, pay water & sewer bills, apply for building permits, or conduct other City related business on the City website at  Until City offices are fully accessible, on-line credit card and e-check fees will be paid by the City, so there is no extra cost to the customer.

Additionally, City leadership will be checking e-mail and phone messages whenever possible, if you have business that cannot be conducted online, please use the ‘Contact a City Staff Member   area of our website to obtain contact information for the Department Head you need to reach.

As a reminder, the ‘Stay Home Stay Safe’ order is for your safety and that of your neighbors, family and friends.  We ask that you adhere to the guidelines outlined within and use your best judgement. Please only leave your home for essential items and services and to safely recreate outdoors. When leaving your home, do not congregate in groups and be sure to keep at least 6 feet of distance from others. 

It is each and everyone’s personal responsibility to help defeat this virus.  We encourage you to be mindful of this and to maintain proper hand hygiene and social distancing in order to reduce the spread of COVID 19 and accelerate the timeline to resuming normal activities.

Thank you.  Stay Home. Stay Safe. Be Well.  

 Dan Swallow                                                                                Jack Baker

City Manager                                                                               Mayor