Kearns declares local public health emergency

Coronavirus Updates

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KEARNS (ABC4 News) Kearns has not seen it’s first case of COVID-19. But Mayor Kelly F. Bush has officially declared a local health emergency to help ensure Kearns can access every resource that may be needed.

She wrote a letter to the the residents and said she shares concerns with everyone about the coronavirus threat to the community. In a press release she is is quoted:

“The health and safety of our residents is the paramount concern of the Kearns Metro Township Council. We will work tirelessly to combat COVID-19 while also ensuring that municipal operations and services continue with minimal disruption,”

The declaration also implements the recommendations Governor Herbert issued on March 12th to minimize the impact of COVID-19

Limiting public gatherings to less than 100 people;
• Requiring that all government-sponsored electronic meetings be
held electronically;
• Urging people over 60 or who are immunocompromised to avoid
gatherings of more than 20 people;
• Urging long-term care and medical facilities restrict visitor access and
monitor employees and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms.

The township will notify residents of any updates.

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