Provo City’s Role During the Coronavirus Outbreak
As a city, our primary role during the coronavirus outbreak is to support the local, county, state and federal agencies directly tasked with managing and communicating to the public regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. With that in mind, we will continue to share the relevant information we receive from those agencies to help spread the word.
In general, the best advice is to stay calm, wash your hands, avoid touching your face and arm yourself with the most timely, accurate information possible.
The State of Utah has created a comprehensive, up-to-date website with all of the latest information necessary to best protect yourselves and your families. Please visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/
Tips to protect yourself;
Recommendations for health care providers;
Frequently Asked Questions;
Minute-to-minute social updates from relevant agencies;
Updates from the CDC;
Recovery and outbreak announcements
Those Who Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail
A fundamental policy of our city is to always be prepared. Our residents can be assured that we are constantly planning and most importantly practicing our response to any number of potential disasters to ensure we can continue to deliver essential services and meet our
emergency management goals:
Protect public health, safety and welfare;
Minimize destruction of property and the environment; and
Prevent or mitigate the impact of a disaster.
The coronavirus outbreak is an opportunity for us to examine our policies for such things as time-off, sick leave or work-from-home that may be required or recommended to prevent spreading an illness. In addition, we are taking the following steps to continue to improve our disaster readiness:
Meeting with directors to relay timely and consistent information;
Scheduling a public Utah County Health Department presentation during City Council Work Session this Tuesday, March 10;
Preparing our first responders with proper protocol for handling and transporting patients;
Conducting a tabletop exercise based on a pandemic scenario to review the steps necessary were we to be directly impacted;
Continuing to share coronavirus updates, as necessary, through our City communications channels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Residents can also sign up to receive regular city news e-blasts at provo.io/provocityemail.
Our top priority is the safety of our citizens, and during a crisis or on an everyday basis, we are working hard to provide the best service we can to you, in a timely, efficient, transparent and fiscally-sound manner.
It’s Worth Repeating Stay calm, wash your hands, don’t touch your face and visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/ to make sure you have the most up-to-date information for your safety.
Register for Emergency Alerts at Alerts.utahcounty.gov