A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR:
As you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been the subject of much news and conversation in
Rochester Hills and around the world. It has impacted nearly every facet of our lives. The City has been
monitoring the spread of the virus for some time, preparing for a widespread outbreak. We remain
vigilant as we address the serious realities of this pandemic.
It's always best to have a plan, which is why I have initiated regular meetings on this subject with my
direct reports, established regular communication with employees and weekly calls with leadership in
local government and our health care and education communities. This in addition to regular contact
with the Governor’s office and with Oakland County.
I have also led several national conference calls on this subject, including with leaders of the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A recent call with White House centered on the Administration’s
"all-of-America" approach to monitoring and managing the effect of this wide scale health concern. We
heard updates from the CDC, the Departments of Health & Human Services, Homeland Security,
Transportation, HUD, and Education, the Small Business Administration, and the Office of Management
and Budget. Suffice it to say, all hands are on deck. We'll continue to stay engaged nationally.
This national intelligence informs our local response, which is my primary focus and concern. It's
important to communicate and coordinate our efforts locally and regionally, particularly given the
dynamic and constantly evolving nature of this situation, which is reason for messages like this one. We
will continue this proactive engagement. Indeed, there has been some form of discussion about
coronavirus almost every hour, at any hour.
We’re practicing proven flu-prevention techniques at the City and I encourage you to do the same.
Regular hand-washing is imperative -- and please be mindful of your interaction with groups over 10
people. I would also encourage you to regularly disinfect the surfaces of your mobile devices and
commonly used surfaces. If employees are sick, we encourage them to stay home and we offer the same
important advice to members of our community.
We are constantly evaluating the status of meetings and events held at the City. Any schedule changes
will appear on our website, rochesterhills.org.
For the very latest news and information about the coronavirus, we regularly use and recommend the
county, state and national resources listed below:
Remember: The NUMBER ONE thing WE CAN ALL DO is WASH OUR HANDS several times a day. Thank you for making this a priority.
As always, our communication is intended to inform and not alarm. It's my desire to keep everyone in our community safe and healthy and I appreciate every resident and visitor to Rochester Hills doing their part during these unprecedented times.
PREVENTING THE TRANSMISSION OF THE CORONAVIROUS (COVID-19)
SYMPTOMS OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)