Alexandrina's mayor Keith Parkes and CEO Glenn Rappensberg have released a joint statement assuring the local community that council is taking an active role in responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the public health emergency declared by the state government.
"These are challenging times, particularly for those neighbouring communities in our region still suffering from the social, environmental and economic effects of drought and bushfire, now having to navigate the additional impacts associated with responding to the Coronavirus," reads the statement.
"Alexandrina Council is closely monitoring information being provided by the Australian and South Australian governments relating to Coronavirus. Our priority at all times will be the health and safety of our community and staff, whilst also seeking to maintain effective and efficient council services.
"The situation at a state and national level is changing rapidly, so we strongly encourage our community to keep up to date with the latest information from official government sources, including SA Health's dedicated COVID-19 webpage at: sahealth.sa.gov.au
"At a local level, it is likely that council will need to make decisions over the coming days, weeks and months that will impact the delivery of some council services, events and programs. We have activated a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan and regular updates about council's response will be provided via our website and Facebook page.
"We will continue to facilitate the flow of information from state and federal government to our community by providing helpful links to trusted sources of information and support on the Alexandrina Council website".
For these links and further information on Alexandrina's response, visit: alexandrina.sa.gov.au
Further questions may be directed to a dedicated council coronavirus information line via: email@example.com