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City Council to meet Monday to discuss local health situation; and other updates

Post Date:03/15/2020 5:55 PM

This item has been updated to reflect the cancellation of the Council work session on March 16. 

The Walla Walla City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, March 16, or as soon thereafter as possible, to discuss declaring an emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and take related actions.

The special meeting's agenda is available here: https://www.wallawallawa.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=3814

The special meeting will be live-streamed at http://www.wallawallawa.gov/citycouncil .

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Most recent updates from local and regional authorities:

Walla Walla Public Schools: WWPS is offering free meals & student-aged childcare to specific families during the 6-week districtwide campus closure due to COVID-19 beginning Tuesday, March 17. Meal pick up at schools 11am-1pm. Delivery as needed. Childcare at schools 8am-3pm.

More details here: https://www.wwps.org/news/spotlight/5826-free-meals-childcare-begin-march-17

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Gov. Jay Inslee via the Washington State Department of Health: Most Washingtonians are helping slow COVID-19’s spread by practicing strong social distancing. To those of you that can be but are choosing not to - Your actions could kill someone: Stop it.

Most Washingtonians are buying responsibly.

Washington Emergency Management Division recommends having 2 weeks of food and supplies on hand. Those that are overbuying are putting their friends and neighbors at risk.

Washingtonians - you are setting the bar for how other states respond to this. Right now, your actions matter. Be kind to one another, care for the people around you and let’s beat this thing together.

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Walla Walla County Department of Community Health: Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice).

Countries that have a Level 3 Travel Health Notice (widespread, ongoing transmission): - China - Iran - South Korea - Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City

Please contact us for more information (509-524-2650).

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