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“State of Emergency” Declared for Magna

By Community Updates

“State of Emergency” Declared for Magna to Address COVID-19 Outbreak

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The Magna Metro Township, in concurrence with the Federal, State, and County Emergency Declarations has declared a State of Emergency in response, to the COVID-19 Pandemic. “Given the scope of the emergency, I have decided declaring the State of Emergency at this time is the right thing to do,” said Dan Peay, Magna’s Mayor. “It is our understanding this declaration will allow our emergency and municipal services providers to get the additional assistance they need to meet the emergency, while continuing to provide our everyday services.”

There was some confusion regarding the need for a declaration, given the Federal, State, and County responses. “Given all of the declarations happening out there in the various levels of government, it was unclear whether Magna needed to declare the (COVID-19) emergency,” said Greg Schulz, Magna’s Municipal Administrator. “Based on clarifications from FEMA and the other emergency management agencies, Magna had to also declare a state of emergency so its emergency and municipal service providers could request emergency funding and assets on behalf of Magna. The Mayor’s declaration allows us to maintain our current services and address our emergency needs.”

Copies of the Emergency Declaration and other information regarding COVID-19 and the Magna Community Response are available on the Magna Metro Township Website at www.magnametrotownship.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT GREG SCHULZ, MAGNA ADMINISTRATOR AT PH: 385-258-3690, C: 801-419-3071, OR BY EMAIL AT greg.schulz@magnacity.org.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

By Chamber Education Luncheon, Community Updates

Please visit the Utah Coronavirus Task Force website for updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at coronavirus.utah.gov.

If you’re worried about whether you may have COVID-19, please call the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707.

 

CORONAVIRUS EMPLOYER INFORMATION:

At the request of Governor Herbert, the Salt Lake Chamber serves on the Utah Coronavirus Task Force to coordinate information, resources, and best practices through the business community. They have set up a page to assist local Employers. Please visit: slchamber.com/coronavirus/ and follow them on Facebook & Twitter.

MAGNA CHAMBER UPDATE MARCH 13, 2020 11:00 AM:

In prioritizing the health and wellness of all our members, we have made the decision to cancel our March Educational Business Luncheon, which was scheduled for Thursday, March 19th. This was based on guidance from the Utah Coronavirus Task Force, who have expertise in this area.

Please follow our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram), as we will continue to post information from our Chamber Members, community leaders and area businesses. We will also have information posted on the Digital Sign on the corner of 2700 South & 8400 West. Community Advertising information can be found on our website.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at info@magnachamber.org. It is our hope we will resume all Magna Chamber Educational Business Luncheons in April. Thank you for your vigilance in keeping our communities safe and healthy.