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City of Sisters has declared a State of Emergency

Sisters City ManagerCory Misley has declared a state of emergency by administrative order, beginning March 16, 2020 and ending April 15, 2020.

Having conferred with the Mayor, department heads, and City Council members, the City Manager finds that COVID-19 is a public health crisis that threatens the health, safety, and welfare of the City and the City’s citizens and constitutes an imminent threat of illness, human suffering, financial loss, and/or loss of life and the City Manager finds that COVID-19 necessitates a state of emergency declaration

The declaration allows the City additional flexibility in terms of limiting access to public buildings, directing City staff and delegating resources as well as acquiring needed resources related to health and safety.

According to the City Manager, City Council will adopt a resolution mirroring and superseding this administrative order on March 25, 2020.

The full text of Administrative Order 2020-01 can be found at:


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