COVID-19 Updates (Mar 14, 2020)

On Mar 13, 2020, the City announced a series of measures to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus:

https://www.a2gov.org/news/pages/article.aspx?i=669


At this time, Larcom City Hall is closed to the public until Sunday April 5th. All parks facilities, including the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, are also closed and facility recreation events have been cancelled. Parks, themselves, will remain open for general use.


At this time, there are NO changes to curbside waste or recycling pickup schedules.


Some Boards and Commissions meetings may be cancelled. The City is advising to check the online calendar for updates:

https://calendar.a2gov.org/CalendarNOW.aspx


Council Caucus originally scheduled for Sunday March 15th is cancelled.


The City Council meetings scheduled for Monday, March 16th will take place as scheduled. However, the public is encouraged to watch the live streamed meetings on the CTN YouTube channel and to use the eComment system:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ctnannarbor

https://a2gov.granicusideas.com/meetings/104-city-council/agenda_items


There is a closed session of Council scheduled for 6pm in City Council chambers, followed by the regularly scheduled Council meeting at 7pm. Larcom City Hall's public doors will open at 5pm for the meeting and will close again when the Council meeting has concluded.

Local COVID-19 Information and Links


City of Ann Arbor COVID-19 Updates

https://www.a2gov.org/covid19


Washtenaw County COVID-19 Updates

https://www.washtenaw.org/COVID19


State of Michigan COVID-19 Updates

https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus


Ann Arbor Public Schools are closed until Monday April 6th

School district homepage: https://www.a2schools.org

School district COVID-19 Updates: https://www.a2schools.org/domain/3923


Ann Arbor District Library branches are closed indefinitely

Library homepage: https://aadl.org

Library COVID-19 Updates: https://aadl.org/covidclosure


University of Michigan

University homepage: https://umich.edu

All classes will be delivered remotely in alternative formats – and not meeting in person – through April 21st, the last day of classes this semester.

All final exams will take place remotely in alternative formats

All U-M commencement ceremonies are canceled

Students who can do so are encouraged to move home as soon as possible.

Flattening the COVID-19 Curve

The University of Michigan has published an excellent article on why governments, organizations, and companies are cancelling events and sending students and employees home to slow the spread of COVID-19.

https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/flattening-curve-for-covid-19-what-does-it-mean-and-how-can-you-help


From the article:

"If individuals and communities take steps to slow the virus’s spread, that means the number of cases of COVID-19 will stretch out across a longer period of time. As the curve shows, the number of cases at any given time doesn’t cross the dotted line of the capacity of our nation’s health care system to help everyone who’s very sick."



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