City of Wayzata Declares Local Emergency [Wayzata, MN]
Today, March 18, 2020, Mayor Ken Willcox declared a local emergency to respond to the threat posed by COVID-19. The declaration allows the Mayor and the City Manager to request and coordinate appropriate aide and resources from surrounding jurisdictions and the State of Minnesota as needed. It will also allow for greater operational flexibility and changes at the City to better support the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Wayzata during this time. The declaration declares, under MN Open Meeting Law that in-person meetings of the City Council and other public meetings are not practical because of the COVID-19 health pandemic and emergency declared under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 12 by Governor Tim Walz. “The safety of our staff and the residents of Wayzata is our ultimate goal," says Mayor Ken Willcox. "Declaring a local emergency will better allow the City to meet that goal".
City Hall was also closed to the public until further notice effective 3/18/2020. To stay up to date on facility closures, operational changes, cancellations, and COVID-19 resources, visit www.wayzata.org/coronavirus.
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