Community Update on COVID-19 Response, June 12
While the Town of Essex remains in the provincially mandated Phase 1 of reopening, the municipality is preparing for Phase 2.
The Town’s Community Services staff are currently preparing for modified in-person programs and the addition of new online offerings. Staff are also preparing local sports fields and indoor facilities for reopening. Residents are asked to continue to respect social distancing when communicating with staff working in the public
“We continue to urge our residents to observe physical distancing and limits to social gatherings, but we would like our community to know that we will be ready for Phase 2,” said Mayor Larry Snively. “Our staff have been proactive in preparing for how we will adapt with new requirements and procedures to meet the needs of our citizens.”
The Town has already significantly expanded its virtual recreation offerings, with more than 100 videos, activities, and live events posted online at essex.ca/PlaysAtHome. The annual Tune Up the Parks concert series will also be hosted virtually.
Town Hall and the Building & By-law Enforcement building are currently open to the public, but residents are asked to only attend facilities for essential visits. Visitors must wear masks and follow new procedures. A number of online services are also available to help limit in-person visits.