Re-Opening Windsor A Phased Approach to Ensuring Safety and Success
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Re-Opening Windsor - A Phased Approach to Ensuring Safety and Success

The City of Windsor wants residents to know that when the Provincial Government approves our region’s move to Stage 2 of the COVID-19 re-opening efforts, City staff will be ready to ramp up services as quickly as possible.

Windsor currently remains in Stage 1, as announced in our May 15, 2020 news release ​​and while there are still many restrictions in place, the City of Windsor is taking steps to prepare for a return to service.

Taking a careful and coordinated approach to further re-openings, administration has been developing priority service returns and the necessary safety precautions needed to ensure residents and staff can confidently interact.

When Stage 2 approval is given, these priority service returns will ramp up over the days that follow:

  • Licensing – By Appointment
  • Gaming  - By appointment
  • Marriage Licences by Appointment 
  • Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies with a limit of 10 attendees
  • Counter service for taxation support 
  • Counter service for permit applications
  • In-person payment of parking fees

“The City of Windsor has been preparing for the next stage of our local economic and social re-opening,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “Once the Province of Ontario allows our community to move to Stage 2 – the City of Windsor will move quickly, and in partnership with our Union and Non-Union staff, to return to service.”

These Stage 2 re-openings will consist of in person services at 350 City Hall Square and 1266 McDougall Avenue.  New signage, sanitizer and other safety precautions will be in place to allow residents to receive public services while ensuring safety for staff and members of the public.

The Province does not provide advance notice of Stage 2 decisions. As a result, City Administration will require a 1 to 2 week ramp up period, once any Stage 2 announcement is made to ensure staff and operations can be mobilized appropriately.

The Windsor-Essex Region is not in Stage 2. This region has some challenges that are impacting the City of Windsor, but when a Stage 2 decision is made, the City of Windsor will be ready for a swift return to service.  For more information, on the various provincial re-opening stages, and information on what will take place to keep staff and residents safe going forward please review the City of Windsor’s COVID-19 Pandemic Re-Opening Plan.

General COVID-19 Safety Reminders:

  • Stay 2 metres away from others.
  • Don’t crowd others when standing in line.
  • Keep gatherings to 10 people or less.
  • Wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face.
  • Carry hand sanitizer.

For more safety tips and practices, visit the Windsor Essex County Health Unit website.  For more information on municipal matters related to COVID-19, visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19​.​​​​​

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