Grand Rapids declares State of Emergency
By City Times staff
TOWN OF GRAND RAPIDS – The town of Grand Rapids has declared a “State of Emergency” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Town Chair Arne Nystrom signed a resolution on March 19 stating that in cooperation with the local, state, and federal government, the town is taking action to “prevent exposure to and spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus ‘COVID-19.’”
The move allows the board of supervisors to: authorize emergency purchases of goods, materials and services; authorize emergency costs to the labor force; authorize those town officials/department heads to take action on the rescheduling and cancelling of events, as well as limiting public access to portions of the town facilities.