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COVID-19: Town of LaSalle

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the Windsor Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) self-assessment tool to help determine if you need to seek further care. If you’re having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911. Always call your health care provider before visiting.

State of Emergency Declared by Mayor Marc Bondy

On March 22, 2020 in conjunction with our county partners and following the lead of our province, Mayor Marc Bondy declared a state of emergency in the Town of LaSalle. The declaration is part of the Town's ongoing efforts to protect the safety of everyone in the community, stop the spread of COVID-19, ensure the municipal government can continue to act and respond quickly to the pandemic, and any other events that arise.

LaSalle Facilities and Services

The Town of LaSalle is taking precautions to limit the number of people at an event and to encourage social distancing, please visit LaSalle's Facilities and Services during COVID-19 for more information.

LaSalle Police and LaSalle Fire

LaSalle Fire Service and LaSalle Police Service are temporarily suspending public access to both the police station and fire station and to some non-emergency activities. These precautions are necessary to promote social distancing and to ensure the resource capacity of our essential emergency services. Please be assured that there will be no disruption of normal emergency response services.

For non-emergency situations, you can contact the LaSalle Fire Service at 519-966-0744 and the LaSalle Police Service at 519-969-5210.

  • LaSalle Police Online Reporting tool
  • In person record check applications are not being accepted. Record check applications are available online.
  • In person Freedom of Information requests are not being accepted, please email Marlene Yearley or call 519-969-5210 ext. 2061
  • Non-emergency and life-safety matters will continue to be addressed as usual; however, a screening questionnaire will be conducted prior to personal interaction with the public.

You may see emergency service members wearing personal protective equipment such as gloves and masks for protection. Our dedicated LaSalle Police and LaSalle Fire Service teams will continue to provide effective protection services while protecting the health and safety of our staff.

Please note that an individual’s failure to comply with an order made during a declared emergency could result in a fine of $750 to $1,000.  While the LaSalle Police Service strives to always work collaboratively with our citizens, please understand that these laws/measures have been enacted to help protect you, your family, your neighbours, and all our citizens.  By working together, we can help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Our officers will continue utilizing the 3 pillars of our service delivery model...namely, Awareness, Education and Enforcement. 

Contact Us

Our staff are available to answer your questions. Requests and inquiries can be submitted to the Town through the LaSalle Citizen Issue/Request Portal and will be sent directly to the appropriate department. Requests submitted after hours (outside of Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) will be addressed during business hours. For after-hours service requests that may require immediate attention such as traffic lights not working, road flooding or other possible dangerous conditions, please call our after-hours number at 519-969-4143. If the issue is about an immediate threat to public safety, call 911 for emergency assistance.

LaSalle Citizen Issue/Request Portal

Health and Safety

It is important to be vigilant as staff and as visitors to follow the precautions as outlined by the WECHU for everyone's safety. The following guidelines are used to protect yourself against respiratory viruses like influenza and coronavirus:

  • Stay home unless it is essential to go out
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Stay home when you are ill.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands. If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Try to keep a distance of 6 feet (2 metres) from those who are ill.

Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) - Partial Activation

The Town of LaSalle’s EOC is in the partial activation stage which includes our Senior Management Group, and we continue to consult with the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, the County of Essex, local municipalities and first responder agencies. The situation is evolving rapidly and the Town will continue to issue communication updates to the public.

Subscribe to our newsfeed at www.lasalle.ca/news or check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the most up to date information.  The health and safety of our staff, residents and visitors remains a high priority, and we will continue to monitor the situation and consult with the WECHU.

COVID-19 Random Testing in LaSalle

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit hosted a random drive-thru testing for COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 9 at the Vollmer Complex in LaSalle between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Residents of Windsor-Essex 12 years of age and older were eligible for testing. For more information about COVID-19 and testing, visit www.wechu.org/cv 

For further information on the coronavirus COVID-19, please see the links below: