Bonita Springs takes Proactive Steps to help Prevent Potential Exposure of COVID-19
Posted On: Mar 17, 2020
Bonita Springs takes Proactive Steps to help Prevent Potential Exposure of COVID-19:
The City of Bonita Springs is working closely with the Bonita Springs Fire District and Lee County Sheriffs Office to maintain continuity of information and to provide protection to our community.
These local agencies continue to monitor information provided from the Department of Health while also taking proactive steps to prevent potential exposure of COVID-19. Citywide preparation is underway with safety and health of our community as the first consideration.
This is a fluid situation with updates occurring frequently. City staff, and fire and law officials will remain in close communication with federal, state, and regional officials. Additionally, the Emergency Operations Center is currently activated and frequent meetings with the Emergency Operations Center and Lee County Staff will align efforts across jurisdictions.
The City of Bonita Springs has declared a state of local emergency. This will allow the city access to federal and state funding opportunities as they become available.
The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District stands ready to assist and is diligently monitoring updates. “We have a responsibility to protect our community and we take it seriously. We maintain an effective emergency response staff to respond to emergencies. We are taking all precautions to stop the spread of this illness.” Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District Chief Greg Dewitt
As we enter a new phase of COVID-19, Firefighters will operate under the most up to date guidelines. The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District is committed to maintaining a robust supply of necessary items. Personal and protective equipment is provided to all responders. Additionally, briefings with fire staff are occurring daily to ensure your first responders understand COVID-19 preventative measures and how to best assist our public.
Proactive steps are being taken to protect our community, firefighters, and staff from possible exposure to (COVID-19) by postponing several non-emergency events and suspending all use of the fire station community room. This will be reassessed in 30 days.
For information about COVID-19, please contact the Department of Health dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-(866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.