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City has COVID-19 policy

By submitted, 03/17/20 1:24 PM

PRESCOTT – The World Health Organization has designated the Coronavirus outbreak – COVID-19 – as a worldwide pandemic. The President of the U.S. has declared a national emergency because of COVID 19. The State of Arkansas has closed all public schools and encouraged precautionary measures

The City of Prescott provides services that are necessary and essential to the continued health and wellbeing of our city and the surrounding area of our county. We will continue to operate and provide these services. The following guidelines are provided to protect employees during this stressful period. 

1. Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time. If soap and water are not available, use alcoholbased hand 

sanitizer.

2. Avoid touching your face, nose, mouth, or eyes with unwashed hands.

3. Cover the mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve, not the hands, when 

coughing or sneezing. Dispose of tissue after each use.

4. Avoid familiar greetings. Shaking hands, hugging, etc.

5. Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more from others. Stay away from crowds.

6. The CDC(Center for Disease Control) recommends no more than 50 people gather for meetings or in public areas.

7. Be aware of others near you and avoid anyone displaying symptoms.

8. Stay home if you have symptoms.

9. If you have had contact with anyone displaying symptoms, stay home. 

110. If you have traveled out of state or to a City with confirmed COVID-19 cases. Notify your supervisor when you return to work.

11. If you report to work and display symptoms, you may be sent home.

12. Be considerate of others and follow guidelines. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 are: Fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The incubation period for the virus is 2-14 days after exposure

Guidelines for interaction with citizens:

1. Restrict contact with citizens to as necessary only. Interruption of  service, or service issues. Handle citizen contact by phone as much as 

possible.

2. Do not enter citizen homes. 

Mayor Directives

1. Department Heads are to keep the Mayor informed of all employee 

sickness and related departmental emergencies.

2. Department Heads are to ensure supplies are readily available for hand 

hygiene.

3. Avoid gathering at the time clock or in the break room.

4. Stay away from interstate travelers as much as possible.

5. Cancel out of town work travel.

6. Cancel out of town training, conferences, or trade shows.

7. Avoid non-local salesmen as much as possible. 8. Department Heads will restrict employeecitizen contact to emergency needs only.