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Coronavirus Information

Posted on: March 11, 2020

City of Prescott’s Coronavirus Policy effective March 12, 2020

City of Prescott’s Coronavirus Policy effective March 12, 2020

1. Monitoring. The City will work in partnership with local law enforcement, Emergency Services, Prescott School District and  Pierce County Public Health. We encourage everyone to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for the most reliable information.

2. Facility Cleaning. I have asked members of our leadership team to assist our limited maintenance and cleaning staff in daily cleaning off all public spaces within the City. This includes all buildings regardless of departments. This should be completed in the morning and evening. This will be a team effort.

3. No Handshake Policy. The City is also implementing a temporary “No Handshake” policy to further limit the spread of germs.

4. Employee Health. We are asking staff to wash hands often, cover coughs, and practice healthy work space habits. Any employee that is not feeling well should stay home. We realize that “not feeling well” is a broad term and so we ask that common sense prevail. In the event of a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), an employee must stay home until they have been fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicines. Any employee that needs to spend time at home must check in with their supervisor. The City may require medical confirmation, per our employee handbook, for employees who are out sick.

6. Community Events. We will continue to support community events and will follow guidelines from the CDC and WHO as it relates to safety of the general population. We will begin to highlight events utilizing social media, including live streams on Cable Television, Facebook and City Website.

7. Contingency Plans.  Mayor and Council are working with City Staff towards development of contingency plans for our Police Department, Fire Department and Public Works in the event that staff is at very low levels.

8. Community Response. In the event of school closures or mandated State or County closures, we will assist in communications, response, emergency services, and other services as needed. Members of this team include the following: Mayor David Hovel, City Administrator, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, Public Works Directors, Deputy Clerk/ Treasurer and Library Director We will be working with the School District of Prescott and our business community as needed.


*The Prescott School District is working closely with the Pierce County Public health department and has compiled information for the public on the cornavirus.  Follow this link to get to this information.

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