MARION – Following Governor J.B. Pritzker’s “stay at home” order issued Friday, Marion Mayor Mike Absher issued an emergency declaration for the city.
The declaration will allow resources to be more easily accessible by the mayor, such as emergency response plans, supply deployment, etc.
“I want to assure you, you should not be panicking,” Absher said in an announcement video. “What happens from here on out really has, in my opinion, a lot less to do with the virus itself than it does on how we react to it – as a town, as a state, as a nation.”
Absher encouraged citizens to stay at home and follow proper health guidelines as noted by the CDC and Governor Pritzker.
A meeting has been scheduled by the mayor for March 23 at City Hall.
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