Brooklyn Center Mayor Declares Local Public Health Emergency
Mayor Mike Elliott declared a local public health emergency in Brooklyn Center, effective March 17, 2020. This declaration is in response to the threat posted by COVID-19.
“This situation is evolving quickly,” said the mayor in a press conference. “The city will continue to monitor the needs of our residents and the advice of health professionals.”
The Mayor also declared city council and EDA meetings suspended until April, but said special meetings may be conducted as needed.
The press conference also said the city would give $10,000 to nonprofits CEAP, CAPI, and West African Family and Community Services to assist. City vehicles would also help deliver food, if needed.
City buildings, except the police department, will be closed to the public.
“We have to do whatever is necessary to bend the curve down, to slow down the continued transmission of virus. That’s why we’ve taken the actions we’ve taken up to date,” explained Curt Boganey, city manager.
City business will continue and employees will communicate by telephone and email.