PRESS RELEASE - March 14, 2020
CITY OF COFFEYVILLE
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a concern for communities across the nation, including our own. Because of these concerns, it is important that the City of Coffeyville take preemptive measures to help ensure the health and wellbeing of Coffeyville residents, visitors, and employees. City Leadership is monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Montgomery County Emergency Management and the Montgomery County Health Department, and implementing best practices to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The City of Coffeyville is committed to take necessary, appropriate actions to keep our community and employees safe.
After much deliberation, the City is taking steps recommended by the CDC, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Montgomery County Emergency Management and the Montgomery County Health Department to help reduce the impact of Coronavirus in our community. The City is guarding the health of its employees and visitors to public facilities by increasing cleaning efforts, encouraging safe work practices, and placing a moratorium on non-essential travel for City employees.
In an effort to maintain continuity of government, Coffeyville City Hall and City offices will remain open to the public for business. As of now, all regularly scheduled City and City Commission meetings will go on as planned. The City offers many services that can be done online or over the phone. If you are not feeling well, please do not enter public buildings and consider taking advantage of the online services or giving us a call.
It is important for all of us to make informed decisions to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community. Please consult the CDC website for up-to-date information before making decisions about attending City programs and other community activities.These decisions are with the interests of our community in mind. This is an extremely fluid situation that can change minute by minute. We will continue to keep you updated as this situation continues to develop. Thank you for your understanding and support.