Mount Alexander council activates pandemic plan

Mount Alexander Shire Council is continuing to provide council services and has activated its regional pandemic plan to respond to coronavirus COVID-19.

Mount Alexander Shire Council CEO Darren Fuzzard said the council is working to support and continue the delivery of key services to the community.

“Our organisation has a key role to play in an emergency pandemic situation and our focus for the next few months is doing what we can to reduce the impacts of COVID-19,” he said.

“We have activated our pandemic and business continuity plans to ensure we continue to deliver essential services and support the community, while placing priority on the health and wellbeing of our community, staff and volunteers.”

While some council programs, services and facilities are impacted, most services are running with preventative health and social distancing measures in place to minimise spread of the virus.

Local residents and ratepayers can still access services, however, there are changes to aged care, and maternal and child health services, to protect vulnerable members of the community. Face-to-face social support programs, home exercise programs, and respite services will stop for one month from this week, with telephone support for some programs.

For more on this story see Page 5 of The Advertiser, Friday, March 27

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