Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Local governments take precautionary measures to prevent spread of coronavirus

By CHARITY SMITH and

TOM LAVENTURE

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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, city officials in Bessemer announced Thursday they are limiting the amount of public interaction at city hall.

"There's no need to panic. It's really not about us catching it. Most of us in here will be fine. It is really just about getting on top of things to help protect our most at risk citizens - such as the elderly, those with heart disease and diabetes," said Charly Loper, Bessemer's city manager.

All the doors to city hall will be locked, with the excep...