Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy of city of Bellevue

Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy of city of Bellevue

Bellevue mayor signs proclamation of emergency in response to coronavirus

The proclamation streamlines the process of equipment, supply and services attainment as needed.

Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson has signed a proclamation of emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Although as of March 5 there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Bellevue, the proclamation enables the city to “act quickly” if an outbreak comes to the city, speeding up the process of supply, services and equipment procurement if needed, according to a press release from city of Bellevue.

“While the direct impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has fortunately been minimal in Bellevue so far, we recognize that all our regional communities are key in slowing the spread of the virus,” Robinson said in the press release shared March 4. “We are committed to sharing accurate, timely information about COVID-19 from our health experts to help community members stay educated about the facts, know the proper steps to take to limit virus exposure risks and take smart, practical actions as we navigate this together.”

The signing by Robinson was preceded by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Feb. 29 declaration of a state of emergency and King County Executive Dow Constantine’s signing of an emergency county proclamation on March 1.

To read the full proclamation, go to bit.ly/38my40l.




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