Local Closures and Cancellations Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Closures and Cancellations Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Monday, March 16, 2020
Contact: Christina Derr — email@example.com, (817) 220-4834
Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the continued spread of COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, the City of Springtown has decided to close the Springtown Public Library and the Springtown Legends Museum effective immediately through March 27, 2020. Both facilities are expected to reopen the week of March 30, 2020.
Additionally, the Community Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 has been cancelled.
“The health and safety of our residents and those who may visit our events and facilities is our top priority,” said Mayor Greg Hood
“Due to concerns over the continued spread of the virus, the City has opted to close facilities where exposure would be more likely because of the potential for close interaction between visitors. These actions are only precautionary and there is no immediate risk to our citizens,” Hood added.
On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control issued guidance discouraging gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. In an effort to follow those guidelines, the decision was made to cancel our annual Community Easter Egg Hunt an event the attendance for which typically far exceeds 50 people.
The facilities affected by the closure will undergo a thorough sanitation process over the next two weeks which will surpass our usual daily disinfection and cleaning procedures.
“While we understand that these closures and cancellations may be disappointing, it is important to remember in these types of situations the best course of action is to err on the side of caution,” City Administrator David Miller said.
City staff continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is maintaining close communications with county and state-level officials, while also continuing to review federal guidance on this evolving event.
In the event that these closures need to be extended, the City will update its residents as soon as possible.
To better understand the virus and to learn more about how to protect yourself and your family, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf.