Posted by The Huron Hub Friday, March 27, 2020
Romulus updated the community on the city’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including updates on city services.
“City officials have worked around the clock to ensure we are doing all we can to slow the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide tremendous customer service to our residents,” Mayor LeRoy Burcroff said. “The health and wellness of our residents is our number one priority, and we remain committed to providing the resources needed during this critical time.”
Updates on city services include:
- “Stay Home,” Stay Safe”—due to the Governor’s Executive Order, issued on Monday, all city buildings are closed to the public, except for the police department. Residents are encouraged to visit the city’s website with questions. If additional assistance is needed, residents can feel free to call any one of the city departments.
- Spring Clean-Up update—curbside yard waste and bulk pick-up will be put on hold beginning April 1, 2020 until further notice. Questions can be answered by calling Waste Management, Inc at 866-797-9018 or Romulus DPW at 734-942-7579.
- Water access—two weeks ago, the city’s water billing department discontinued account shut offs, and will do so until further notice to ensure residents have access to water services during the COVID-19 pandemic. If residents are without water and would like service reconnected can contact 734-942-7560 during regular business hours. Please note: customers are still expected to pay for water used during this time.
“During this trying time, we are immensely grateful for our essential workers—police and fire, emergency medical professionals, grocery store and pharmacy employees, mail carriers, truck drivers and airport staff,” Burcroff said. “I know I speak for the entire community when I say we are keeping these workers, their health and the health of their family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to those who have been impacted by the virus, as well as their friends and families. We are Romulus strong, and we will get through this is together. We will continue to do all we can to support the health and safety of all of our residents.”
To support local small businesses, the city has compiled a list of restaurants still open for carry-out. The list can be found here.