At last night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor Nan Johnston declared a State of Emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The action enables City government emergency authority to deal with the outbreak.
The COVID-19 outbreak and the spread of contagious disease conditions is a threat to lives and property of our citizens. The declaration invokes and declares in full force and effect all laws available for the exercise of emergency authority, for the protection of the lives and property of the people of the City of Parkville. The declaration further enables the City of Parkville to access any state or federal government financial assistance in carrying out our emergency duties during this time of crisis.
Mayor Nan Johnston said, “The COVID-19 outbreak and the conditions associated with it constitutes a threat to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Parkville. Through this emergency declaration, I have authorized all public offices and employees of the City of Parkville to exercise the utmost diligence to discharge duties required of them in the execution of the City’s emergency management ordinance, other regulations and authority under state law, and other directives from federal, state and county governments. I furthermore call on all citizens to comply with necessary emergency measures and to cooperate with city officials, public health officials, and emergency management forces in executing emergency operation plans and efforts to protect public health.”
The City is in communication with the Platte County Health Department and Emergency Management Division and will pass along updates as they become available. It encourages citizens to continue to follow the advice of public health officials and to be safe.