Sequim leaders have declared a State of Civil Emergency during what could become the last in-person meeting at the Sequim Civic Center for some time.
Monday’s Sequim City Council meeting will be online only.
City staff last Monday discussed with a room of about 20 people and four video callers that the declaration authorizes Sequim Police and city staff to minimize the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, from spreading in Sequim.
“We emphasize that this declaration is primarily precautionary in nature,” Deputy Ted Miller said.
There had been no positive tests in Clallam County at the time, but one was confirmed on Wedneday.
“While the COVID-19 health risk in Sequim is currently theoretical, the economic risk to the city businesses and their employees is very real,” Miller said. “We plan to do everything in our power to return to normalcy in the shortest possible time.”