On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, City of West Carrollton Mayor and City Council members passed an ordinance to ‘declare a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 virus.’
The ordinance authorizes the City Manager, City Council, and City Staff to take all emergency action steps necessary for the protection of lives and property of the people of West Carrollton while providing minimal disruption in the serving of the public.
“The health and safety of the West Carrollton community continues to be a priority as we navigate this situation and response to COVID-19,” said Mayor Jeff Sanner. “We are continuing to coordinate with local, county and state authorities to take the appropriate measures to protect the public and slow the spread of the virus.”
The Governor has issued several orders, the most recent being the ‘stay at home’ directive. The most important practice to reduce the spread of this virus is to stay home and avoid contact with others. As your local elected officials/city management, we may take additional steps to protect our community following the guidelines issued by public health professionals.
Now is the time we need to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. Your actions each day make a difference in how this epidemic affects our community. Please follow these best practices and encourage others to follow your example by:
o Staying home unless necessary and avoiding nonessential outings
o Only visiting stores for necessary purchases (grocery, pharmacy, mandatory medical appointments are several examples)
o Making a single trip for essentials versus multiple trips
o Only purchasing reasonable amounts of basic products
o Avoiding gathering in groups
o Spending time outside but, remember to maintain social distancing for everyone’s safety (and children should not use playground equipment)
Maintaining critical resources is how we best get through this together. Again, your actions directly impact how our community is affected.
Remember, on your next grocery store trip – what you leave on the shelf to share with others makes a difference today by:
o Enabling ‘high-COVID-19-risk’ members of our community to get needed supplies
o Requiring fewer trips in public to find needed and essential items
o Helping grocery staff re-stock shelves and assist others
o Helping those in general. We are in this together.
Thank you to all the first responders both locally and nationally for giving of themselves day after day.
Please continue to monitor the city website, www.westcarrollton.org, and social media for updates.