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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) actions will be announced later today to serve and protect all people in Warren:
1) I will be meeting with major department heads at Noon today.
2) I will also be meeting with members of the various churches in Warren later today after the staff meeting.
3) I will also be contacting leaders of the various school districts in Warren.
4) I will also contact some major state leaders.
I did receive a call from the Governor yesterday.
After all of the above I will then announce additional actions that Warren will be taking to protect people against this virus. I am also requesting that all political leaders in Warren put aside their differences to be united to serve and protect our citizens. All hands on deck for this pandemic and no time for political games or partisanship!
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