Township Offices Re-Open June 22
On March 17th - in response to the COVID-19 pandemic - Loyalist Township closed public access to the municipal offices at 18 Manitou Crescent West in Amherstview and at 263 Main Street in Odessa. While these offices were closed, Township staff have continued to deliver essential services via telephone, email or in person when physical distancing was possible.
Recently, the Ontario government moved into Phase 2 of the Framework for Reopening our Province. Township staff have been preparing for the re-opening of the municipal offices to public access. As the offices re-open, health and safety will remain a priority, while focusing on the needs of residents and businesses.
On Monday, June 22nd, Loyalist Township offices at 263 Main Street in Odessa and 18 Manitou Crescent West in Amherstview will re-open to public access. Offices will be open for regular office hours. Currently, offices are on the summer schedule of Monday - Thursday from 8:15 am - 4:30 pm and Fridays from 8:15 pm - 12:15 pm. Offices are closed on weekends and holidays.The Economic Growth and Community Development Services office at 18 Manitou Crescent West will be open by appointment only (613-386-7351 ext 170). Clients are encouraged to continue to drop off applications in the front lobby without an appointment during business hours. Applications can also be dropped off after hours at secure drop boxes located at the W.J. Henderson Recreation Centre or at the Administration Office in Odessa.
The follow protocols will be implemented to ensure the safety of residents, staff, and our community:
- Signs at entry doors for customers to screen themselves for COVID-19 symptoms before entering.
- Physical distancing managed by limiting the number of customers permitted in the reception area.
- Hand sanitizer for customers at entry.
- Guides placed on the floor to advise customers where to stand as they wait in line or when interacting with staff.
- Plexiglass shields at customer service windows.
- Non-medical face coverings are recommended where physical distancing is a challenge.
In addition to these protocols, every Loyalist Township staff member conducts a daily self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms. Enhanced cleaning measures are completed throughout Township offices and Township vehicles.
While the offices at Manitou Crescent and Main Street will re-open on June 22nd, all other municipal facilities remain closed.