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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 18, 2020
PELHAM, AL….The Pelham City Council declared a State of Emergency for the City of Pelham in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic at the March 16, 2020 Council Meeting via Resolution 2020-03-16-08. This declaration directs the mayor and city manager to coordinate with appropriate city departments to take measures to safeguard the well-being, safety and health of its employees and the general public, such actions to be reported back to the City Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting following such action.
The Pelham City Council amended the FY2020 General Fund – Administration Budget in the amount of $1,000,000.00 as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic and authoring the expenditure of said funds for measures to safeguard the well-being, safety and health of its employees and the general public, such actions to be reported back to the City Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting following such actions.
Per a directive from Mayor Gary W. Waters and in accordance with the State of Emergency Declaration issued Monday, March 16, 2020 by the Pelham City Council:
As a continued precautionary measure, and in keeping with the national public health recommendations for group gatherings and social distancing due to concerns surrounding COVID–19:
All city public service and first responders are fully staffed and ready to respond to the needs of the residents. The city has formed an Emergency Operations Center to address the needs of the employees, residents and businesses during this time. City officials will continue to work with the State and County Departments of Public Health and other partner agencies to ensure appropriate measures are taken to ensure the highest level of safety for our residents and businesses. We will continuously evaluate the status of COVID-19 and communicate information regarding the re-opening of facilities and the resumption of programs. Please visit our website for the latest information on closings. If you have questions regarding the City’s response to COVID-19, please email email@example.com. This email account is monitored between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
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