Governor Whitmer’s announcement has prompted the City of Warren to take immediate action to help reverse the record number of cases and deaths in Michigan. Effective this Wednesday, all departments in the city will reactivate the remote work plans beginning on Wednesday. Mayor Fouts had ordered these plans into effect earlier this year. Most employees* will be working from home and those that work inside will be required to wear a mask, social distance, and sanitize while at city hall. City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. Warren has been at the forefront of successfully combating COVID-19 and Mayor Fouts intends to keep us in a leadership position to protect our employees and the community while continuing to deliver effective city services to our residents. All hands-on deck meaning that all of us need to follow the simple protocol of masks, sanitizing and social distancing. Masks are to protect others and yourself with a recent study indicating it’s the single most important factor to stop the spread of this virus.
*We are requiring most employees to work from home unless they are absolutely needed at city hall.
ATTENTION I have ordered the following Warren closures due to the coronavirus epidemic:
1) All Warren Public Libraries will be closed effective this Monday thru at least the end of the month.
2) Warren City Hall will be closed to the public effective this Monday thru at least the end of the month.
3) ALL city personnel will still be reporting to work and we will take emails and phone calls as well.
4) AARP tax service will also be closed until further notice.
Note: I have received reports that there maybe suspected cases of the virus in Warren. I await further information including additional testing. This is a FLUID situation and subject to change. GM has also closed down the Tech Center except for essential staff. The GM Tech Center is directly across from Warren City Hall. The Governor is also recommending that all houses of worship should be closed if over 250 people are gathering. I have received calls and suggested to Pastors that they too consider closure in order to make it safe for their parishioners.
Can be reached at Office 586-574-4520, Mobile 586-481-0545, Home 586-573-8058.
Mayor James R. Fouts
City of Warren
One City Square- Suite 215
Warren, MI 48093-6726