Presque Isle County Local State of Emergency
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:45:24 EDT

Presque Isle County Board Chariman Carl Altman recently declared a local "State of Emergency"

On March 10, 2020 Michigan's Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an Executive Order which Declared that a State of Emergency existed in Michigan because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

In the declaration, it says that Presque Isle County has few local resources to deal with the virus needs and therefore the pandemic continues to affect the county. As the death rate, confirmed sickness, and economic struggles continue to increase, officials anticipate an extended need for continued assistance. With the summer months approaching they anticipate a greater concern with the influx of mass tourism.

Altman felt a Declaration of a Local State of Emergency must be put in place to allow him, as the Commissioner Chair for Presque Isle County, to take the actions required to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Presque Isle County. Additionally, Altman said putting a local declaration in place will allow Presque Isle County to seek reimbursement from state and federal governments as well as to qualify for available state and federal funding to aid in economic recovery efforts.

The declaration shall continue through June 30, 2021 unless otherwise changed by the Chair.


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