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Posted on: March 12, 2020

City Taking Public Health Measures

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Due to emerging public health concerns in the greater-Kansas City region and the nation as a whole, the City of Edwardsville is taking several precautions to limit potential exposure to its residents. As of this release, these measures include the following:

· Rescheduling March 19th Municipal Court appearances for later dockets. This does not apply to video arraignments, which will go on as scheduled.

· Placing a moratorium on new reservations for the Edwardsville Community Center until April 30, 2020.

· Placing a moratorium on new reservations for the shelter house at the Edwardsville City Park until April 30, 2020.

· Enacting appropriate social distancing procedures for Edwardsville Police Officers when dealing with large public gatherings.

· Considering additional personal protective measures for Edwardsville Fire and EMS staff while treating patients, which may include placing masks on some patients.

Other measures to limit potential exposure to residents and staff may be considered as circumstances change and new information is made available. These developments will be shared through similar releases, on the City’s official website (www.edwardsvilleks.org), and the City’s various social media outlets. Additional information is being provided through the Wyandotte County Public Health Department (www.wycokck.org/health).

Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Sam Alvey and Unified Government Public Health Department Officials also held a press conference on the afternoon of March 12, 2020 sharing additional information about other ongoing safety measures. To see a video of this press conference, please click HERE.

For  more information, please contact Assistant City Manager Zack Daniel at 913-356-6002.

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