Cordova declares disaster emergency

Cordova Mayor Clay Koplin addresses the Alaska House Transportation Committee regarding a proposed seven-month stoppage of ferry service. (July 27, 2019)

Cordova Mayor Clay Koplin has declared a state of disaster emergency effective until midnight March 23, so steps can to be taken to reduce the threat of the coronavirus already spreading globally to Cordova.

Koplin authorized city officials on Monday, March 16, to take all necessary actions to reduce the impact, and spread of the virus throughout the city.

The declaration notes that the World Health Organization has already declared a pandemic related to COVID-19, and that Cordova’s emergency operations center will provide a framework for coordinated communications, preparedness and response to the virus.

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