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City of Mishawaka shares letter to residents on COVID-19 response

MISHAWAKA, Ind.— The City of Mishawaka on Thursday posted a letter to residents on its website outlining its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The letter to residents outlines what the city is doing to provide services to residents during this time.

Mishawaka Fire Chief Bryon Woodward and Assistant Fire Chief Brian Thomas have been assigned to assist with the issue as well as a task force of city staff and health care professionals, according to the letter.

Action plans have been developed to ensure that services such as water, sewer, electric, EMS, Police, Fire, and others can function uninterrupted despite a potentially reduced staff, the letter said.

Mishawaka Mayor, Dave Wood, who signed the letter, said to use common sense in daily activities and practice social distancing.

The city itself has already canceled events and non-essential group meetings in order to comply with the CDC's guidelines for social distancing and avoiding large gatherings of people.

As of Friday morning, the city had not ordered any travel restrictions. In the letter, the mayor said he does “not plan to at this time,” but is asking residents to avoid unnecessary travel.

Read the full letter to Mishawaka residents here.

The city’s coronavirus web tool links to the state and CDC’s coronavirus information as well as resources for taking precautions against the virus while at home.

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