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Mayor declares emergency over COVID-19 outbreak

Series: Coronavirus | Story 6

Last updated 3/6/2020 at 10:06am

Following a press conference Thursday, March 5, with Snohomish County and Snohomish Health District officials, Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in the City of Edmonds in response to increasing impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in Snohomish and King counties.

The emergency declaration allows for suspension of normal procedures related to procurement and work assignments, may facilitate potential receipt of state or federal funds, and will allow the city maximum flexibility to respond to this developing situation.

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