Situation - COVID-19 is a novel virus that can create rapidly spreading, dangerous outbreaks of respiratory illness. It is spread by respiratory droplets, close contact (within six feet) and transfer from contaminated surfaces.
It is assumed that:
- COVID-19 will continue to circulate and present a public health risk in our community and our workplace
- Practical measures may enable us to restore most City operations and services
- Some services may not be restored until greater community immunity has been established or a vaccine becomes available
- We can greatly reduce, but not completely eliminate the risk from our workplace and our community
- Recurrent outbreaks are likely over the next few years
- Monitoring, testing, contact tracing, and preparedness will continue to improve our capacity to manage future outbreaks
It is imperative that we recognize the COVID-19 virus will remain present and persistent in our workplace and community for an extended period of time. Public health officials predict COVID-19 will impact individuals and communities until a vaccine or immunity is developed. Therefore, we must protect our workforce, guests, environment, and facilities proactively.
This will be accomplished through guidelines and procedures the City's leadership team will develop and implement.
The Community Resilience Coordinator will collaborate with the Leadership Team and will continually assess the public health environment and provide recommendations about the phased return to work and on-going functions the City provides to the organization, City Council, Community, Boards and Commissions, Guests, and other individuals and groups. By constantly monitoring and evaluating our changing environment, this strategic result will assist us in being agile with the ability to modify milestones in order to meet the changing conditions and environment.