MESSAGE TO: THE EUREKA
FROM: Mayor Butch Berry
UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AND ALERTS: Channel 21 and the City Website
We are all entering uncharted waters with the COVID-19 virus. To get us through this – and we will get through it – communication from this office is critical to keep you updated on our preparedness and response plans, points of contact and, for the information you need to know to protect yourself and your business.
My top priorities are public safety, assessment, controlled containment.
We do not have any suspected cases of the virus in our community or county currently. To reduce the risk of the virus entering our community, it is in our best interest to cancel events known to draw large crowds. Therefore, I have cancelled the St. Patrick’s Day Parade that was scheduled for, Saturday, March 14th. For the next three months, my office will monitor the situation to determine if other events and public gatherings need to be cancelled to prevent a threat of public health and safety. Other events, conventions and concerts may be cancelled at the discretion of the individual promoters, bands and venues. You should contact the CAPC and individual venues directly for any updates.
PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE:
I have assembled a Community Preparedness and Response Team comprised of The Eureka Springs Hospital, Washington Regional Clinic/Hospital, Carroll County Emergency Services, Eureka Springs/Western Carroll County Emergency Medical Services, Holiday Island Administration and Emergency Services, ECHO Clinic, Dr. Paul’s Treatment Center, Eureka Springs Public Schools, Clear Springs Schools, Peachtree Village, Holly House, Prestige Assisted Living. Procedures and protocols have been established by each organization in coordination with the City, CDC, the Health Department and other direct response state and national agencies.
Eureka Springs has been very pro-active in response to the potential threat to our residents, customers and visitors. We know the situation will change rapidly and we are prepared to alter plans and response as the situation dictates. We will have updated information on Channel 21 and the city website on an on-going and immediate basis.
I will do everything in my power to keep our community safe, to keep the welcome mat out for our visitors and to keep your business running as close to normal as possible under these unusual circumstances. I have instructed the CAPC to maintain their current plan for Eureka Springs branded advertising because it is important that we are still top-of-mind for our tourism business.
Mayor Butch Berry
MESSAGE TO: THE EUREKA