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APRIL 8, 2020 NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS
APRIL 1, 2020 NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS
March 16, 2020
Genesee County Government Closing to the Public
Genesee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Martin Cousineau, in consultation with all County elected officials, has ordered that all Genesee County buildings will be closed to the public starting March 17, 2020 until April 5th. This action is being taken as a way to pre-load precautions in an attempt to delay the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“Consistent with Executive Orders issued by the State of Michigan I believe that this action is necessary in order to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus,” Chairman Cousineau said. “Genesee County has a duty to protect our residents and staff, putting the public in continued close contact with each other, as a result of the design of our older buildings, goes contrary to all guidance being given by national, state and local health authorities.”
Genesee County will continue to monitor this constantly changing situation and will adjust policies and responses to current conditions as they are warranted. Essential services, including those impacting public health, safety and delivery of meals, will continue as normal. Individual departmental plans will be made available to the public as changes occur.
“Staying home when sick, practicing appropriate social distancing and diligent hand-washing remain the most effective way to stop the spread of this virus,” John McKellar, Genesee County Health Officer said. “We are committed to the health of our residents. Closing our offices to the public is just one step towards ensuring the health of everyone.”
Genesee County declared a Local State of Emergency on March 13, 2020 in response to the ongoing health threat that the Coronavirus poses. The Genesee County Emergency Response Team is meeting daily to address any changes to current conditions. The declaration allows Genesee County to be in a state of preparedness during this process.
“Our residents should not panic,” said Chairman Cousineau. “Stockpiling toilet paper isn’t going to stop you from getting Coronavirus. Genesee County has been through hardship before, we’ll certainly manage our way through this. I very much appreciate our residents following the recommendations of our Health Department and they should continue to look to them for guidance as we move forward.”
March 13, 2020
Genesee County Declares State of Emergency
Martin Cousineau, Chairman of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, along with the recommendations from Health Officer, John McKellar, declared a State of Emergency for Genesee County on Friday, March 13, 2020, during the county’s emergency response team meeting.
“The safety of county residents remain my top priority. Today’s emergency declaration will grant the county access to resources provided by the state and federal government and put us in a state of formal preparedness,” said Cousineau.
Genesee County Chief Health Officer, John McKellar said that 17 people have been tested countywide as of Friday, March 13th. Nine tests have been negative and the results of eight of those tests are still pending.
The Genesee County Health Department remains in close communication with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as other local health organizations in order to protect the public and to help us respond properly if, and possibly when, the situation changes. The Genesee County Emergency Response Team will be meeting on a daily basis, including weekends, to stay on top of the ever-changing situation.
Genesee County, Michigan Government reminds the public to be aware of social touching, wash your hands often, stay home if you’re experiencing respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue), and keep a reasonable distance away from anyone showing signs of illness.
Visit Genesee County Health Department’s website: https://gchd.us/coronavirus/ and the County’s social media outlets for current updates.
March 12, 2020
Genesee County’s Emergency Response Team prepares for Coronavirus’ potential arrival
Genesee County’s Emergency Response Team is preparing for the Coronavirus’ potential arrival in the County. Although no cases have been confirmed in Genesee County, the Response Team was activated to provide the most current information to its residents, businesses, and employees.
“Our team will continue to meet on a daily basis and is prepared to make decisions based on current recommendations and changing conditions,” said Genesee County’s Health Officer, John McKellar.
The Genesee County Health Department is in close communication with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as other local health organizations in order to protect the public and to help us respond properly if the situation changes.
Genesee County, Michigan Government reminds the public to be aware of social touching, wash your hands often, stay home if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue), and keep a reasonable distance away from anyone showing signs of illness.
General Coronavirus information, along with the most up-to-date information on steps the Michigan residents can take to protect themselves is available at https://gchd.us/ ; https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/ ; https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html