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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

March 19 - March 31

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 

Press Release

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

The City of Holly Springs is taking steps to promote social distancing and avoid large gatherings of people over the next several weeks in response to health experts’ recommendations to slow the spread of coronavirus.  As we respond to the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19, we are committed to protecting our citizens, visitors, businesses and employees. This includes closely monitoring recommendations and protocols established by state and federal officials. Our hearts go out to those who have already been negatively impacted by this pandemic and to those who may face difficult choices in the near future.

We are following guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and applicable federal, state, and local government entities on appropriate actions to minimize the impact of COVID-19. Among many other initiatives, we have significantly increased the frequency and depth of the cleanings our offices receive, added disinfecting stations to enable extra cleaning of personal work items and workspaces, limited nonessential travel, and recommended using phone calls and emails when feasible.

MEMA is supporting the MSDH as the lead agency for the Pandemic Response to COVID 19.  MEMA is currently at Level 1.  State health officials recommend that event organizers cancel or postpone gatherings of more than 10 people to slow the spread of coronavirus disease across the state.  Gov Reeves signed a State of Emergency for the COVID Emergency.

As it relates to utilities, I have instructed our staff to follow the recommendations provided by the Public Service Commissioners and TVA.

Local power companies have the option to suspend disconnections for non-payment of electric bills for a reasonable period of time.  Local power companies should examine the financial impact of suspending disconnections prior to deciding whether to implement such a policy.  The duration of any policy to suspend disconnection for non-payment of electric bills cannot exceed a reasonable period of time and will need to be implemented in a fair and consistent manner.

All City of Holly Springs public events and meetings will be canceled until further notice.  This includes meetings of affiliated city commissions and boards. All park and recreational activities are canceled until further notice.

Free lunches are being provided at the Old Intermediate School (Sims Gym) Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by the Holly Springs Separate School District for students.

Kelvin O. Buck, Mayor

Details

Start:
March 19
End:
March 31