City of Salem – 04/06/20 5:30 PM
Salem, Ore. — While we cannot disclose personal medical information about any of our staff, we can confirm that members of our staff have tested positive for the Coronavirus. We are working diligently to keep our community and our employees as safe as possible. As we’ve heard from our public health agencies, the best way to reduce the spread of the virus is to stay home, and to practice social distancing when we must go out.
Our City will continue to provide emergency response, public safety and other essential services, including water service to all customers. To do our part in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce opportunities for continued transmission of the virus, we’ve made changes to some of our programs and services. Keep up to date on the latest changes on our website.
We’ve also made provisions for employees to provide service to our community by working remotely where possible, and if needed, in offices with appropriate social distancing and separation. To help keep our community safe and continue sharing critical information to our community, we are re-purposing our staff and resources to essential services.
Because of the work we do, you will still see City workers in our community, providing much-needed City services. You can help keep yourself and City workers safe from COVID-19. As a reminder, if you want to express your appreciation, please maintain the 6-foot required social distance when you do. Try a wave from a distance or a shouted “Thanks’ from across the way. They’ll appreciate your concern for their safety and that of their families. And you’ll all be safer, too.
We are all in this together. Please stay home, save lives.