March 17, 2020
To the Residents of Fernley:
On March 16, 2020 at 4:30 PM an emergency City Council meeting was held at City Hall to declare a State of Emergency by passing Resolution 20-006. This resolution passed unanimously by all Council Members, it will allow the City Manager and the Mayor to address staffing; monitor access of City buildings and grounds, modify utility billing if needed to help customers; follow Federal and State guidelines along with any other matters that are deemed necessary.
We realize during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic we must incorporate social distancing when possible, but unfortunately people will be exposed and run the chance of becoming ill. Our government at all levels is working hard to address this issue.
These are the priorities for all government agencies:
- Reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Increase testing for COVID-19
- Support local jurisdiction COVID-19 response and prepare for medical surge
- Maintain continuity of Government/State employee safety
- Maintain lifeline services
- Maintain social safety nets
- Mitigate state economic damage
- Promote and set conditions for recovery
- Coordinate Public Information Officers and information
As the Mayor, and on behalf of the Council Members and City Staff, we want you the citizens to know we are working very hard to keep things moving and the utilities operating. This COVID-19 respiratory disease is taken seriously, and you are asked to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. If you have questions, please go directly to the CDC webpage for the facts and information relating to COVID-19.
Residents with questions about the Coronavirus are being directed to look for information on the following websites:
- Quad County Region: https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Or calling (775)283-4789 (Quad County Corona Virus Hotline)
Fernley is the largest city within Lyon County, and Lyon County participates with Carson, Douglas, and Storey Counties as part of the Quad County Health Care, Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Management Coalition. The Quad County Coalition has worked diligently to disseminate the most current information, monitor and respond to potential coronavirus cases and address concerns from the citizens of the Quad County region. The City will continue to actively monitor the situation and follow the Governor of Nevada’s direction, this is a very fluid situation and changing daily, please stay informed by following updates from the City’s webpage at www.cityoffernley.org, or the City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CityofFernley/. For additional information or questions, please contact my office at (775) 784-9858.
Please be patient, ask questions, follow CDC guidelines and if you are sick please stay home. As Mayor I would like to assure you, we are working hard with our partners and will do our best to keep you informed, protected, and will continue to provide essential services to our residents with great caution and care. Thank you.
Mayor Roy Edgington, Jr.