Local governments take precautionary measures to prevent spread of coronavirus


March 13, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

THIS SIGN shown Thursday now serves as a warning to anyone entering the Wakefield municipal building. Although city services remain unchanged, the sign advises residents not to enter the building if they are showing any signs of illness. The precautions are a result of recent global concerns about coronavirus.



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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...

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