Thursday, April 9, 2020

4/7/20 - Local Public Health Emergency Declared

On Tuesday, April 7, 2020 the Board of County Commissioners of Scott County declared there was a state of local public health emergency in Scott County.  The declaration will remain in place for 60 days unless modified or terminated.  This action was taken as outlined in our pre-planning for COVID-19, and done so following the confirmation of the first positive case in our county.

So, what does this mean in terms of our day-to-day activities as we prepare for, and respond to, COVID-19 in our community?  The declaration simply paves the way for the County to access resources and funds from the State and Federal levels in a much quicker fashion if needed in the future.  

The day-to-day activities remain much the same as before the declaration was made.  The community should continue to abide by the Governor's Stay Home Order, which includes ONLY taking part in essential functions and activities.  Remember, essential does not mean immune.  All essential functions and activities should be conducted in a fashion that continues to include social distancing of greater than six feet, and with proper precautions and hygiene.  This also includes work spaces, grocery stores, offices, etc.

Any questions about the declaration, the Stay Home Order, or anything else COVID-19 related can be directed to Scott County Emergency Management or the Scott County Public Health Department.

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