By: Rachael Van Cleave On: March 13, 2020 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

South Jordan Mayor Dawn R. Ramsey signed a Declaration of Emergency on the evening of March, 13, 2020.

In light of the recent announcements from the Governor, including the closing of schools statewide, the City of South Jordan is taking steps to help stem the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide essential city services.

“While we have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Jordan, we want to proactively do our part to fight the spread of this virus. In South Jordan, the safety of our residents is paramount and we will do everything we can to help keep them safe,” said Mayor Ramsey. “This declaration helps us do that.”

All essential city functions will continue, including water, utilities, police and fire.

“This declaration gives the City flexibility in operations, which allows South Jordan to continue providing essential city services and flexibility in staffing, including having more employees work from home, especially while our schools are closed,” said Mayor Ramsey.

South Jordan has already closed several facilities for two weeks, including the Gale Center Museum and the South Jordan Community Center. The South Jordan Fitness & Aquatics Center will close at the end of normal hours on Saturday.

“We will continue to update our residents about additional closures and any changes in city services as this situation evolves,” said South Jordan Public Information Officer Rachael Van Cleave.

Those updates can be found at https://www.sjc.utah.gov/cityservicesupdate/.