March 18, 2020 —Responding to concerns about the health and safety of residents and employees relating to the COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, Mayor Ginny Dickey issued an emergency proclamation today.
The emergency proclamation urges the public to take precautions and adhere to recommendations from the CDC and other health care professionals relating to COVID-19. The proclamation also outlines the steps the town has taken to minimize public exposure to the virus including postponement of public meetings until May, closure of the Community Center until May, cancellation of events, and changing the format of Town Council meetings to encourage the public to stay home. Finally, the emergency proclamation directs the Town Manager, in consultation with the Mayor, to take future actions deemed necessary in the interests of the community relating to the pandemic situation.
Other cities and towns in Arizona have enacted similar emergency proclamations to address the current health crisis relating to preventing and combating COVID-19. “This proclamation demonstrates the seriousness of the situation at hand and is a tool to authorize the Town of Fountain Hills to implement measures to protect our residents, visitors, businesses, and employees,” said Mayor Dickey.
Residents are encouraged to regularly visit the town’s website at www.fh.az.gov to obtain the latest news and information about the town’s response to COVID-19.