GLADWIN – The City of Gladwin officials announced the formation of the Gladwin COVID-19 Task Force to plan for the City’s community response if the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) becomes a significant health threat locally.  

The focus of the Gladwin COVID-19 Task Force will be on how the City plans to deliver basic emergency services including police, fire, medical response, water and wastewater if there is an outbreak in the area. The city’s Fire Chief George Alward and Police Chief Eric Killian will lead the task force.  

“Protecting the health, safety and welfare of the community is our paramount concern. As a team, we will continually monitor the Coronavirus outbreak,” stated Dee Jungman, Gladwin Mayor.

“There is no intention on our part to overreact to the Coronavirus. However, it is incumbent upon your local officials to plan for the worst. We will prepare accordingly. Our residents deserve nothing less,” stated Chris Shannon, Gladwin City Manager.

The goal is to decrease the spread of this acute respiratory illness and lower the potential impact of COVID-19 in the city in the event of an outbreak. The objectives include: 

- Educating residents.

- Maintaining City continuity of operations.

Minimizing adverse effects on other entities in supply chains.

- Developing communication plans aimed at distributing timely and accurate information.

Continuing to monitor Centers for Disease Control (CDS) statistics and track national COVID-19 activity.

- Continuing to work with state and local public health officials and track Michigan/Gladwin County COVID-19 activity.

Additional information including resources and preventative actions will be found on our website at www.gladwin.org.  

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