City of Elkhart issues directives to its employees in light of coronavirus concern

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The City of Elkhart has constructed a plan of action to deal with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The city issued a news release on Saturday, March 14, stating:

We are committed to being proactive to stop the spread of this virus and know that the recommended sanitizing and social distancing procedures are key to achieving this end. This plan will evolve as we gather additional information, and we will adjust our measures accordingly. To ensure we have the most up-to-date information we have assembled a taskforce and are in constant contact with one another.For now, here are the policies we have implemented for the City of Elkhart and its employees:

• We have cancelled or rescheduled events of 75 people or more
• We have implemented sanitizing procedures are in place for all buildings and facilities
that are in line with the guidelines set forth by the CDC
• Cancelled all city meetings except City Council, Board of Public Works, Redevelopment
Commission, Parks & Recreation Board and those that need to be held to remain in
compliance with state statutes
• The Council Chambers at City Hall have been rearranged to maintain social distancing
between attendees
• All employees are not to travel outside of Elkhart County for work and are encouraged
to stop non-essential travel outside of the county
• Until further notice, parks and recreations activities are cancelled, including and the
Tolson Center
• We are in contact with the agencies that serve our most vulnerable populations and will
ensure they have access to safety protocols as prescribed by the CDC
• Please purchase supplies in moderation to ensure all of our residents can have access to
necessary items.
• As you have heard many times, but bears repeating, wash your hands as often as you
can, for at least 20 seconds; stay home when you are sick; stay at least 6 feet away from other people; contact the health department and your doctor if you develop symptoms

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