Amherstburg Closes Libro Centre, Calls Special Meeting In Response To COVID-19

The Town of Amherstburg is closing the Libro Centre and holding a special meeting Monday in response to COVID-19.

The Town announced Sunday afternoon the Libro Centre would be closed and all programming cancelled beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday.

I think this is a reasonable precaution, one many of our neighbouring municipalities are also taking.

Even though there are no confirmed local cases of COVID-19, it is wise to act as though there are.

“Doing our part to reduce the risk to our vulnerable residents, and minimize the burden on our emergency services by reducing the possibility of spreading germs, seems only prudent at this time,” said Amherstburg Mayor Aldo DiCarlo in a press release.

A special meeting of Amherstburg council has been called for Monday at 5 p.m.

It will be streamed live at the following link: .  

We will be discussing our Town’s response to COVID-19 and reviewing our current Pandemic policy, which was enacted in 2009.

If you have any questions or concerns you would like me to address with administration at the meeting, feel free to email me or phone me at 519-981-4875.

One of the most important things we can do right now – other than washing our hands, staying home when sick and practicing social distancing – is to rely on reliable sources for our information.

Below are some links to official sites and to some official Twitter accounts.

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit COVID-19 page

Canadian government COVID-19 page

Public Health Ontario

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Windsor Star

AM 800

CBC Windsor

A graphic illustrating the importance of washing hands and staying home when sick.