CITY OF MARION STATEMENT ON COVID-19

CITY OF MARION STATEMENT ON COVID-19
The City of Marion remains committed to the health and welfare of its residents and visitors. We can report at this time that there have been no positive cases of COVID-19 in the City of Marion. We are taking every precaution and consideration into account as we plan for the potential changes that may come in the very near future. Within each of our facilities, we have increased the frequency of our normal de-sanitization cleanings.
At present, our City operations will continue as normal except for the Marion Senior Center. Starting Monday, March 16th, 2020 all programming will be suspended until further notice. Meals will be provided in a “to-go” capacity and patrons are still encouraged to call ahead for ordering and pick-up procedures.
In addition, please remember that if you are sick, you should stay home and contact your medical service provider or an urgent care walk-in clinic for further instructions. Anyone should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to normal practices after an illness. Staying home when you are sick is one of the critical pieces of preventing the spread of illnesses.
We will continue to monitor this situation closely in the days and weeks to come. Be assured that additional communications will be forthcoming, if and when situations change. We will continue to take guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Bi-County Health Department and keep you updated often as this situation changes.
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Press Contact:
Cody Moake
Mayor’s Chief of Staff
618-944-0906
1102 Tower Square Plaza
Marion, IL 62959
cmoake@cityofmarionil.gov