Three Municipal Offices Remain Closed

Municipal Service Centres in Ridgetown, Tilbury and Dresden will remain closed through Wednesday, January 26 due to high levels of staff under COVID-19 protocols.

The centres were closed on January 12 for a minimum of five days.

The Chatham and Dresden Service Ontario offices will remain open by appointment only.

“The high transmissibility of the Omicron variant is leading to staffing issues across the general workforce and Chatham-Kent is no exception,” said Cathy Hoffman, GM and Chief Human Resources Officer. “We monitor the situation closely on a daily basis and are deploying our workforce to maximize the safety of our employees and services to the community.”

Hoffman said 101 employees are currently under COVID-19 protocols, 21 of which are working from home. 

Citizens may experience delays in wait times for telephone inquiries during this reduced staffing period. When possible, citizens are encouraged to utilize municipal digital service offerings which include:


For more information contact:

Cathy Hoffman
General Manager/Chief Human Resources Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998