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Tooele City Declares State of Emergency

Tooele City Mayor Debbie Winn signed a Declaration of Emergency on Wednesday, March, 18, 2020.

In light of the recent events and in conjunction with announcements from the Federal, State, and County Governments, including the closing of schools statewide, Tooele City is taking steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide essential City services.

We want to proactively do our part to fight the spread of this virus.  The safety of our residents is our foremost priority and we will do everything we can to help keep you safe.  This declaration helps us do that.  “This State of Emergency has not been implemented based on a current level of confirmed cases; rather, it reflects that Tooele City will work in concert with County, State, and Federal agencies to slow the spread of COVID-19 infection.  This action is based in part on recommendations of both the professionals of the Tooele County Health Department and the Tooele County Emergency Response Center.”

All essential City functions will continue, including water, utilities, police and fire.

This declaration gives the City flexibility in our operations, which will allow us to continue providing essential City services and flexibility in staffing.

We will continue to update our residents and share any changes in City services as this situation evolves.  Updates will be posted on our website https://tooelecity.org/covid-19-public-announcement/ and our social media sites.