[GUEST COLUMN] Lane: Scottsdale takes COVID-19 seriously, continues to monitor situation

By Jim Lane | Scottsdale Independent

“This is a difficult time, and we will get through it as a community. I am already working with local business leaders to plan for the days when the public health crisis is over, and attention needs to shift to getting Scottsdale’s economy back on track.” ~ Mayor Jim Lane

As mayor of Scottsdale, I am keenly aware of the growing concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Arizona. I want you to know that your city government is focused on keeping the public and our employees safe while continuing to serve the community.

The city’s emergency response and continuity of operations plans account for public health situations like this.

Scottsdale’s All Hazards Incident Management Team has been meeting regularly for nearly three weeks to share information and ensure city operations continue despite any interruptions that could occur. That team will remain on the job until the coronavirus concerns are over.

Scottsdale is in regular contact with partners at Maricopa County Public Health and the Arizona Department of Health Services, and we will continue to heed the guidance of the state’s medical experts.

The city, county and state are also coordinating with federal agencies including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the White House.

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