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Mayor Jim Steiner Community Update

Post Date:03/17/2020 7:50 AM

Hear an Update from Mayor Jim Steiner 

  

As the situation around COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus) continues to quickly evolve in our region, I want you to know that the health and safety of our community is our top priority. 

The City of Corona continues to work closely with local, state, and federal public health agencies regarding COVID-19 to ensure the wellbeing of our community. The lead national agency is the federal government who is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The lead local agency for this public health matter is the Riverside County Department of Public Health. 

At this time, no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed within the City of Corona. 

In an effort to continue protecting our community, the City of Corona has declared a local emergency. After careful consideration and in order to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, Corona City Hall and community centers are closed effective March 17th until further notice. 

We know that during uncertain times, there can be worry. Rest assured, we are taking proactive measures to ensure that reliable essential services continue without disruption. The declaration of local emergency will not affect the ability of Police, Fire, and the Department of Water and Power employees from continuing to provide the City with essential services. 

The City of Corona is a unique, unified community. I invite our residents to continue to step up and support friends, family, local businesses, and neighbors during this challenging and fluid situation. Be kind, empathetic, and respect local mandates. 

By protecting ourselves and each other, avoiding large gatherings, washing our hands throughout the day and staying home if we do not feel well, we will each do our part to slow the progression of COVID-19. 

We are here to help. We want you to stay informed. To stay up-to-date, please visit www.CoronaCA.gov/COVID-19, where you will find the latest updates and resources. 

One thing I know in my heart and something I’ve seen over and over for decades is how our community comes together and supports each other in difficult or tragic situations. We are a resilient and compassionate community. The dynamics of this virus are changing by the day. We will continue to provide you with the most current updates. In the meantime, please remain calm. I have faith that if we follow the recommendations of our lead agencies, we can minimize the impacts to our citizens. 

I wish you health, strength, and safety. Thank you, and God bless.

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