Mayor Declares State of Emergency for Lansing
Earlier today, Mayor Andy Schor declared a State of Emergency for the city of Lansing in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The State of Emergency declaration means that City Hall, 54-A District Court, City Community Centers and related City facilities will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice.
The press release from the Mayor's office explains that a "State of Emergency allows the City to direct all traditional and non-traditional resources to respond to any needs that arise throughout the City. Additionally, it initiates formal contact with the State of Michigan if the event drives the need for additional resources beyond the City’s capabilities." The press release also explains that "some employees will still be working from home and departments will respond to inquiries for necessary services. A list of the phone numbers for City departments that work directly with the public can be found at lansingmi.gov/coronavirus. Wastewater treatment and Capital Area Recycling and Trash collection will not be impacted by the closures. Lansing’s first responders are ready to respond to calls and are working under alternative public safety plans." Click here to read more about the State of Emergency.