The City of Alma moved aggressively and quickly to protect residents and employees by closing facilities as of March 13. This proactive approach has served the City well as operations were well-prepared for Stay Home, Stay Safe upon its implementation. Many employees have been able to maintain key City services despite having to work remotely from home. The impending challenge for City Administration is how to safely reopen City facilities to the public as soon as June 15 without jeopardizing the health of City personnel and members of the public.
Most public health experts are advocating for the continuation of social distancing as a best practice for preventing the transmission of COVID-19. Accordingly, the City fully anticipates that executive orders permitting re-opening of City facilities and resumption of non-essential services will be conditioned on a plan that provides assurances for social distancing at all times. With so much at stake and with the state mandating social distancing, it is imperative that the City of Alma develop and implement a plan for safely reopening City facilities.
City staff is in the process of developing a Re-Opening plan for staff and citizens in terms of our facilities. The plan will be submitted to the city commission on June 9th.