Marion creates coronavirus command team

Mar 5, 2020

MARION — The town has created Command Team to deal with coronavirus, or Covid-19, as it is formally known, to evaluate town procedures and discuss precautionary measures for the  disease.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the risk of contracting the virus remains low, and the flu presents a higher risk to residents. At this time there are no confirmed or suspected Covid-19 cases in Marion.

The command team includes Board of Health and Board of Selectmen representatives, Fire Department representatives, the police chief and lieutenant, the town administrator and assistant town administrator, the Old Rochester Regional superintendent and additional school administration representatives, the health director and the public health nurse, along with representatives from Tabor Academy and Sippican Health Care.

The team convened for the first time Wednesday morning to discuss the current status Covid-19 in the United States, town procedures regarding illness and the precautionary measures town departments can take to prevent illness, such as providing hand sanitizer and effective cleaning and disinfecting processes.

The Marion Covid-19 Command Team will meet as needed as new information about the illness becomes available and will provide the community with updates as necessary.