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City of Klamath Falls declares local state of emergency

The City Council passed a resolution on Thursday proclaiming a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 6:02 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 6:12 PM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The City of Klamath Falls has declared a local state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, city officials said in a statement.

The City Council met for a special meeting on Thursday and voted to approve a resolution proclaiming the state of emergency. The cities of Medford and Grants Pass, as well as Jackson and Josephine counties, have already made similar declarations — intended to free up financial and administrative resources.

The Klamath Falls councillors also addressed agenda items aimed at supporting struggling local businesses.

"In recognition that recent actions at the national and state level to combat the spread of COVID-19 have had a detrimental impact upon our community, the Council voted to provide $10,000 to the Food Bank and dedicated $25,000 to help support local restaurants through combined efforts with the County," officials said.

Another $100,000 was set aside for additional support of local businesses, and the City said that it would provide an update soon on how citizens could submit ideas on how best to use those funds.

"Additionally, the Council also is setting up a task force to monitor the situation and see what else we may need to do," the City said. "There will be another announcement on ways to submit citizen ideas soon."

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