CORONAVISRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE
Due to the recommendations of the President of the United States, Governor of Missouri, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the City of Mound City is announcing the following actions as proactive and preventative measures in response to the Cornonavirus (COVID-19):
- City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Staff will remain present during business hours. Please feel free to contact us at 660-442-3447.
- Water/Sewer customers are encouraged to pay utility bill online or over the phone at 660-442-3434. Customers can utilize the drop box located by parking lot at City Hall or Nodaway Valley Bank drive thru or drop box.
- Water service agreements and shut offs will continue as normal. Any questions or concerns can be answered at 660-442-3434.
For the latest information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit www.cdc.gov.
CALL TO ACTION: WHAT MISSOURI CITIZENS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO COMBAT COVID-19
As Governor Parson and his administration continue to respond to the virus and combat the spread, many citizens from across the state have asked what they can do to help.
Exercise common sense: If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. If someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work.
Take extra precautions: If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
Protect yourself and others: Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people. Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits. Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance. Practice good hygiene.
Many restaurants and bars are offering drive-thru, pickup, and delivery options – continue to support these community establishments.
MOUND CITY ADOPTS DECLARATION AND ORDER APRIL 14,2020
DECLARATION AND ORDER
ISSUED APRIL 14, 2020
A DECLARATION OF A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY AND ORDER TO EMPLOY MEASURES TO PROTECT PUBLIC LIFE, HEALTH, SAFETY, AND PROPERTY TO LIMIT THE DEVELOPMENT, CONTRACTION, AND SPREAD OF COVID-19, THE DISEASE CREATING THE EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated COVID-19, was detected in Wuhan, China; and
WHEREAS, the first reported case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) occurred in the United States on January 24, 2020 with the first death occurring on February 28, 2020; and
WHEREAS, as of March 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed a total of 3487 cases of COVID-19 in the United States, including 68 deaths and impacting 49 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and US Virgin Islands; and
WHEREAS, as of March 15, 2020 the World Health Organization Situation Report 55 confirmed a total of 153,519 cases of COVID-19, including 5735 deaths, and the spread of the virus to nine new countries/territories/areas from the prior 24 hour reporting period; and
WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the State Emergency Management Agency have reported there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the State of Missouri with the first case identified on March 7, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic due to COVID-19 on March 11, 2020; and
WHEREAS, Pursuant to section 201 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1621), on March 13, 2020 the President of the United States exercised Presidential authority to declare the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States constitutes a national emergency; and
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020 Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri in response to (COVID-19) and
WHEREAS, as of Tuesday March 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm CT there have been 1327 confirmed cases in the State of Missouri resulting in 14 fatalities thus far; and
WHEREAS, on March 21, 2020 Governor Mike Parsons issued a statewide order on social distancing in response to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, local public health authorities are being directed to carry out and enforce provisions of the order to protect the health and safety of Missouri citizens; and
WHEREAS, COVID-19 results in mild to severe symptoms, including death, is highly contagious, and is spread through close contact between persons and respiratory transmission; and
WHEREAS, the community spread of cases of COVID-19 in the United States poses a serious health risk for Mound City residents and visitors and identification of additional cases in Missouri is likely to continue, and extraordinary measures are necessary to prevent a substantial risk to public health and safety;
WHEREAS, as set forth in Bill No. _4-2-2020_______ and Ordinance ___1319_____ the Board of Aldermen has determined that it is in the best interest of the City to declare a state of emergency and authorize the Mayor to enact rules and regulations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in accordance with the recommendations of the CDC and upon request of the City Administrator, Chief of Police, and Emergency Management Director; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 240 of the Mound City Code, the Mayor has authority to declare the existence of a local state of emergency; and
WHEREAS, on the advice of Holt County Health Department, the City Administrator and after consultation with the Emergency Management Director that the Mayor issue a declaration and order to take actions necessary to prevent the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of Mound City residents; and
WHEREAS, such declaration and actions are based in significant part upon recommendations issued by the CDC and Governor of the State of Missouri and guidelines issued by the President of the United States.
NOW, THEREFORE, PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY GRANTED BY ORDINANCE NO. ___1319___ OF THE CITY OF MOUND CITY AND CHAPTER 240 OF THE CITY OF MOUND CITY CODE, I, MAYOR JAMES C. KRUEGER, ORDER THE FOLLOWING:
Section 1. In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every person in the City of Mound City shall avoid social gatherings or more than ten (10) people. For purposes of this Order, “social gatherings” shall mean any planned or spontaneous event or convening that would bring together more than ten (10) people in a single space at the same time.
Section 2. In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every person in the City of Mound City shall avoid eating or drinking at restaurants, at bars, or food courts; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed throughout the duration of this order.
Section 3. In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), restaurants, convenience stores, and retail stores shall not serve customers food or drinks for on-site consumption; shall only serve customers via drive-through, pickup, or delivery; shall not accept face-to-face orders for prepared food; and shall require six feet distance between people picking up prepared foods inside the establishment.
Section 4. In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), no more than ten people, including employees, vendors, and customers may be inside a gas station or convenience store at any one time.
Section 5. In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), facilities operated for entertainment and recreational purposes shall not allow the general public or members of the facilities to enter the facilities. Facilities that shall not allow such entry include, but are not limited to, theaters, private clubs, fitness centers, and bowling alleys.
Section 6. In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people shall not visit nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, or assisted living homes unless to provide critical assistance.
Section 7. In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), schools shall remain closed.
Section 8. This order does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks, so long as necessary precautions are taken and maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including maintaining at least six feet (6’) of distance between all individuals that are not family members. However, it is strongly encouraged for local businesses that are not “Essential Businesses” as defined below, to close to the public within the City of Mound City. For offices and workplaces that remain open, individuals shall practice hygiene recommendations as set forth by the CDC and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVID-19.
Section 9. “Essential Businesses” are defined as follows:
- Healthcare and public health services and supplies;
- Law enforcement, public safety, first responder, security, and emergency dispatch;
- Agriculture and food production; transportation, distribution, and retail sale;
Restaurant, grocery stores, convenience stores, and food distribution;
- Energy, electricity, petroleum, natural gas, and propane acquisition; extraction, production, generation, processing, storage, and distribution, and retail sale;
- Water and wastewater processing; treatment, conveyance, and distribution;
- Logistics and transportation of goods and people: repair of transportation systems and infrastructure, transportation dispatch, packaging material manufacturing, shipping, air and rail transportation, and support services;
- Public infrastructure and support maintenances;
- Information technology; development, management, support and security;
- Education and childcare;
- Government operations;
- Critical community assistance and preparedness services;
- Manufacturing of necessary consumables and their components;
- Chemical and hazardous materials handling and cleanup;
- Critical financial and legal services;
- Military operations;
- Home repair of critical utilities and facilities;
- Support for the foregoing services, and;
- Functions that the Holt County Health Department or City of Mound City deem, in writing, to be essential services.
Section 10. Each failure to comply with this order will be considered an ordinance violation subject to Chapter 240, Section 7, General Penalty of the City of Mound City Code.
Section 11. This order shall be in full force and effect beginning 12:01 am Friday, April 3, 2020, and shall remain in effect until 11:59 pm May 1, 2020, unless extended by further order of the State of Missouri, Holt County Health Department, or City of Mound City.
Section 12. That this declaration and order stated herein may be amended at any time based upon continuing development and spread of COVID-19.
Authenticated as Declared and Ordered