The City of Manchester issued an Emergency Proclamation on Monday afternoon in the wake of the COVID-19 threat.
Manchester Mayor Milt Kramer:
The Emergency Proclamation issued by the City follows the CDC’s recommendations of strongly discouraging gatherings of fifty people or more until further notice. Based upon the advice of the CDC and other public health agencies, the City closed the Manchester Public Library to the public until further notice, but Manchester’s city offices and departments will remain open and operate as usual at this time.
Mayor Kramer encourages Manchester residents to follow the advice being given to them as communities across the country take steps to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The Emergency Proclamation by the City of Manchester is a first for Kramer in his 45 years as mayor.
City officials met with Delaware County Emergency Management, the County Board of Supervisors, West Delaware School District and Regional Medical Center during a special meeting on Monday afternoon to further discuss the situation.
photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH