Covid-19 City Update

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Updated June 22, 2020

Due to the extended emergency orders that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has enacted, in response to the health risks posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and for the protection of our residents and staff, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and through at least June 29, 2020, the City of Keego Harbor will be restricting access to City Hall/Police offices.  We are still open to the public but operations are now by appointment only. If you wish to meet with any staff member, please call (248) 682-1930 to schedule an appointment with the proper individual. Employees will be available via email and phone during regular business hours. 

The police department is available 24/7.  If you have an emergency DIAL 9-1-1.  If you need an officer sent to your location (or back to the police station) for a non-emergency please call dispatch at 248-975-9200.  For Police Administration, Investigations, Records, Property or department related questions please call 248-682-3030, Mon – Fri 8am-4pm.  Outside those hours please leave a voicemail message.  If you need non-emergency service at the police department please call to set an appointment with on duty personnel so we can expect you.

Our police, fire and paramedic communications center will be asking callers questions regarding medical symptoms and recent travel. These questions are designed to reduce the risk of exposure to public safety personnel. EMS personnel are equipped with personal protective gear to protect themselves from exposure when treating potentially exposed patients.

There is a section on the Keego Harbor website with coronavirus information. We are following Federal and State guidelines, and we ask that you do as well. We intend to update the city website with relevant information.  Our Keego Harbor Police Department Facebook page will be updated with info as it becomes available....

We are requesting that individuals refrain from entering city buildings if they are feeling ill.

When you do enter city hall for an appointment you will see that we have created markings on the floor in front of reception desks identifying how far you are from the desk, to aid with social distancing.

Per CDC and State of Michigan Health Department guidelines, visitors to our city hall and DPW buildings are required to wear a mask/face covering while inside the buildings. This is because of evidence that people with COVID-19 can spread the disease, even when they don’t have any symptoms. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age two, anyone who has trouble breathing, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause but feel these measures are necessary to protect the health of our staff and our visitors in light of the Coronavirus situation.

In addition, as the CDC had issued guidelines preventing gatherings of more than 10 people, unfortunately several events were cancelled, including our Easter Egg Hunt and Memorial Day parade. We hope and expect that these events will return in 2021.  As Governor Whitmer has also issued an executive order limiting the size of group gatherings, non-essential city events will be postponed until at least June 29, 2020. We will be making announcements about future city events as needed.

We do have a City Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 16 @ 7pm.   We are planning to hold an in-person meeting at city hall. It will also be broadcast live on Civic Center TV.  You will be able to call in with questions and comments.  We will follow CDC social distancing recommendations and therefore we may need to hold the meeting at a larger facility, possibly in our DPW building or a nearby hall.  If we do move the meeting location the public will be made aware of the change in location via email (if you are signed up for our email notifications) and also via a post on our city website.  If it remains a virtual council meeting, as our March – June meetings have been, virtual connection details will be included with our posted public agenda.

We have had updates at our April, May and June council meetings from our State Representative, Brenda Carter, our Oakland County Executive, Dave Coulter, and also our US Congresswoman, Brenda Lawrence. They have kept us informed about important State of Michigan, Oakland County and Federal initiatives and how they impact us in Keego Harbor. We also receive monthly updates from our fire and police chiefs at our meetings, as they inform us of activity with their/our public safety departments. We are grateful for their support during this uncertain time.

Non-essential Keego Harbor public meetings will not be held at city hall until after June 29, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.

City parks and beaches are now open for you to walk through and enjoy.

We will update you as we have more information.

Things are changing very quickly but you should know that we have a dedicated staff and they are hard at work every day.

I hope this information is helpful.

Please be kind to your neighbors.

Rob Kalman
Mayor, City of Keego Harbor