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Gogebic County issues emergency declaration for coronavirus

BESSEMER — Gogebic County board chairman Dan Siirila formally issued an emergency declaration for the county Tuesday in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I hereby declare that a ‘state of emergency’; exists within our jurisdiction as of March 17, 2020 and that local resources are being utilized to the fullest possible extent,” Siirila wrote. “The county (emergency operations center) has been virtually activated and our emergency operations plan has been activated until such time as the board acts to cease the state of emergency.”

The declaration said the county and its mu...

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