KINGMAN – City of Kingman Mayor Jen Miles will sign the Declaration of Local Emergency at tonight’s Council meeting. The declaration states the powers, functions, and duties of the emergency organization of the City of Kingman are prescribed by State Law, by Ordinances, and Resolutions of City of Kingman. Citizens are urged to cooperate with this emergency declaration and, to every degree possible, abide by the safety announcements, advisories, and restrictions established by the County Health Emergency Operations Center and to cooperate with the community’s public safety agencies and emergency services personnel.
The city supports precautionary measures to be taken proactively due to the widespread nature of COVID-19 and its threat to public health, safety, and welfare as referenced in Arizona Governor Ducey’s Declaration of Emergency. Those impacts from the virus threaten public health and safety and the economic recovery of Kingman; this local declaration of emergency will help ensure the economic recovery of Kingman and curtail the imminent impact on numerous homes and businesses in Kingman.
With the growing public health concern regarding COVID-19, the city is following recommended guidelines from the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) by limiting public gatherings, and encouraging the public to practice social distancing. The CDC now recommends no events of ten or more people for the next eight weeks. People are being asked to avoid gyms, bars, clubs, movie theaters, and dine-in restaurants (you can still support local businesses and order food for pickup or delivery, instead).