City of Helena details additional responses to coronavirus

Posted at 9:13 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 11:13:41-04

The City of Helena detailed additional steps it is taking to address the evolving situation around the coronavirus.

In a news release, the city says Interim City Manager Melinda Reed is meeting department directors assess each one's needs to support the safety of the public and staff.

The city has also formed a working group that will focus on the changing situation.

City leaders are also working to determine essential and non-essential staff by department and working to determine who can work remotely. They are also working with families to accomodate those with children who cannot go to school.

Other considerations the city is working on include:

· Determining the safest and most responsible way to continue to provide Capital Transit’s paratransit and East Valley bus service while not risking staff or the public’s exposure to COVID-19.

· Ensuring our emergency responders and law enforcement have sufficient personal protective equipment based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations.
· Coordinating with the Lewis & Clark DES Coordinator, county and state officials in implementing the Lewis & Clark County Emergency Operations plan.