Community of Mercer issues “Proclamation of Emergency”

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The City of Mercer has issued a resolution and “Proclamation of Emergency” regarding the Coronavirus.

The proclamation provides the city with the ability to take measures to reduce exposure to the disease, control the risk, and promote the health and safety of Mercer residents. The state of emergency will remain in effect for the duration of the State of Missouri Emergency Order.

The resolution gives the mayor and/or city clerk of Mercer the authority to limit interactions between the general public and city staff by altering access and hours of operation for public facilities or adjusting services provided by the city for the protection of the public and staff.

The Mercer Board of Aldermen urges citizens to implement mitigation strategies provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommended strategies include avoiding social gathering in groups of 10 or more people; avoiding eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts and using drive-thru, pick up, or delivery options; implementing personal protective measures; avoiding discretionary travel; work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible; staying home and away from others if you are an older person or person with a serious underlying health condition; and keeping the entire household at home if someone in it has tested positive for the Coronavirus or come into contact with someone who tests positive.

As of Wednesday, April 1, 2020, there were no positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Mercer County.