Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020. 2:47 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The Belize City Council issued a statement today saying that the council has been engaged in implementing strategies to assist all residents in being informed and proactive.
Given the likelihood of the disease making its way into the country, the council is advising all citizens to employ these safety measures outlined by the official health authorities to keep you and your family prepared for the arrival of COVID19:
Be sure to call ahead before showing up for physical consultations so that your healthcare provider can direct you to the right public health authority.
The council has also implemented measures to mitigate any risks that may affect its staff.
As of March 17, all employees have participated in sensitization sessions surrounding the prevention of COVID-19.
The council has also obtained additional hygienic supplies in conjunction with the cleaning agents used by our janitors.
In regards to accessing the services of the City Council, the council will work as efficiently as possible to ensure that our services remain uninterrupted.
However, in recognition of the situation, the Belize City Council has outlined some precautionary measures that have been effected at the City Hall, namely:
In conjunction with these precautions, it is crucial that you remain current with the updates shared by our official health authorities such as the Ministry of Health, the Department of Health Services and the World Health Organization on a daily basis.
“We remain in solidarity with our residents during this challenging time and will explore all measures to assist in the prevention of all threats to our city,” a statement from the council said.
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