Coronavirus Information and Updates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From: Douglas City Hall
Date: March 16, 2020
RE: COVID-19 Official Local Information & Resources
The City of Douglas wants to reassure residents that we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are focused on lessening the impact of the virus. City officials and community stakeholders from the Saugatuck Township Fire Department, Douglas UCC, Saugatuck Douglas District Library, Interurban Transit Authority, Douglas Police Department, and the Saugatuck Douglas Schools met today to discuss contingency planning and coordination of information and resources for the local community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The result of the meeting was the generation of a comprehensive list of available resources for community members in need of food, transportation, prescriptions, and general assistance. A list of volunteers able to assist with the needs of our vulnerable population is being generated at sdvolunteers.com.
Douglas Mayor, Pat Lion states, “I’m impressed with the responsible actions of community members and organizations and their quick response and consideration for all citizens.”
The City of Douglas will distribute the “COVID-19 Official Local Information and Resources” list on the City’s website, Facebook page, constant contact, and will also distribute it in locations frequented by the public. The information will be updated on a daily basis.
City Hall will continue to provide services for residents throughout the event, but will limit face to face contact.