Meridian Township adopts resolution supporting COVID-19 emergency orders
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - During Monday’s Township Board Special Meeting, the Meridian Township Board adopted a resolution endorsing the emergency public health orders of the State and County health professionals in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The move comes as Michigan is enduring the worst days of the pandemic, with record breaking daily infection rates and cold weather driving people inside where infection spreads more easily. Hospitals are reporting supplies beginning to run low as in the early days of the pandemic as well. If there is a silver lining to the current situation, it’s that multiple companies have announced that they are nearing completion on COVID-19 vaccines.
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Meridian Township Buildings, including the Harris Nature Center, will remain closed to the public until further notice. Some restricted access will be available at the Township Police Department and Township Fire Stations. Township offices will operate with limited staff in the building in order to answer calls for service while other employees are working remotely.
The Meridian Township Police, Fire and medical response team will operate at full capacity.
“I want to assure our 43,000 residents, although our Township Buildings are not open to the public, we are here if you need us,” stated Township Manager Frank L. Walsh. “We have experienced several positive COVID-19 tests amongst our team. Our focus is on protecting our team, while maintaining essential services.”
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