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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Fort Madison and the COVID-19 Coronavirus

The City of Fort Madison is constantly monitoring the situation with the coronavirus and is taking precautionary measures to help protect the health of its residents.

Mayor Mohrfeld stated today that “the City is taking a common sense approach to prevent the spread of the coronavirus into our community”. The City continues to communicate with employees concerning proper protocols to encourage preventive actions and to ensure clean and sanitized City facilities in keeping with CDC recommendations.

“The City remains focused on the continuity of critical operations: the police and fire departments, providing clean water, sewer services and trash collection” according to Mayor Mohrfeld. “City Hall remains open, but we are suggesting the public limit trips for only essential reasons.” Utility bills can be paid online, over the phone, by using the US postal service or the drop box at City Hall.

“As a community, we must move on with day to day life. We have city functions to perform. We have jobs, businesses and families to maintain,” Mayor Mohrfeld said. “But we must all work together as a community to take preventive steps as identified by the CDC.”

The CDC has advised the following:

  • stay home when sick,
  • cover coughs and sneezes,
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth,
  • wash your hands often (see below), and
  • routinely clean frequently touched surfaces.

The Fort Madison City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, 17 March 2020, at 5:30 pm. The meeting may be viewed on the internet through the City’s website; Special classes and activities at the Library have been postponed for two weeks.

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