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WCRC Continues to Provide “Critical Infrastructure” Services

By March 23, 2020Articles

Updated: March 23, 2020, 3 p.m. 

This morning, Governor Whitmer issued the Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives Order, directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life for the next 3 weeks.

The governor has ordered all Michiganders to stay in their homes unless:

  • They’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce
  • Engaged in an outdoor activity
  • Performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store

As part of the  “critical infrastructure workforce”, the Washtenaw County Road Commission will continue to provide services to the traveling public. The tasks WCRC staff do every day help sustain critical infrastructure for emergency responders, those delivering essential supplies and others responding directly to this public health emergency.

To help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), WCRC employees and contractors have been asked to work differently, including practicing social distancing with each other and the public while on the job. If you see WCRC employees working in or along the roadside, please don’t approach them. Instead, call (734) 761-1500 or email wcrc@wcroads.org with questions. Phone and email will be monitored remotely by WCRC staff, Monday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WCRC’s lobby remains closed to the public until further notice. Critical deliveries can still be made to the shop at WCRC’s main yard, 555 N. Zeeb Road.

There are still many ways to conduct business with WCRC remotely, for example:

As of right now, construction projects will continue as planned but all personnel have been instructed to practice social distancing while on the job site.

If you have any questions, please contact WCRC staff at (734) 761-1500, wcrc@wcroads.org or @WashtenawRoads on Facebook and Twitter.