Letter from the Mayor
From Nik Groothuis, Mayor City of Casey:
Subject: Letter to the Citizens of Casey regarding the Coronavirus or COVID-19
The health and safety of all residents in Casey is our highest priority in this pandemic. We are all concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and we want to minimize the likelihood that we get it or that it gets spread in our community. I want to assure you that our City staff is monitoring this fluid situation and taking action as the situation dictates. Please be advised that the City Hall lobby is locked, but we have ample capabilities to accept payments via the two drive through lanes on the South side of the building and the walk-up window on the east side of the building during regular office hours, as well as the drop box that is available 24 hours a day on the West side of the building.
At the City Council meeting on Monday, March 16th the City Council made the decision to not charge any late fees and do no disconnects through May 1. Hopefully this will help our citizens that are having difficulty with their bills during this time. You will still be responsible for paying your utility bill, but if you are having an issue with that, please give the collector’s office a call (217-932-2600) to see if something further can be worked out.
We need to work together to ensure everyone’s well-being during this virus outbreak. That being said, we suggest the following:
What to Do if You Think You’re Sick:
* STAY HOME: While you might consider going out when you have a light common cold, DON’T DO IT during this particular pandemic. PLEASE STAY HOME. THIS IS CRITICAL.
* CALL AHEAD: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or may have had contact with a person with COVID, call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken. Symptoms may include any or all of the following: fever of 100.4 or above, dry cough, difficulty breathing
How To Protect Yourself and Your Family:
Everyone has a role to play. So much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:
* Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds (as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice).
* Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
* Avoid contact with people who are sick.
* Stay away from work or other people if you become sick with any respiratory symptoms, especially fever and cough.
* Follow the guidance from public health officials. There is good information on the Clark County Health Department website: Clarkhd.org Check this site often as things can change very quickly and they are attempting to keep the citizens of Clark County informed.
* Practice social distancing recommendations of at least 6 feet between you and someone else. Avoid shaking hands and hugging.
* Please do not hoard food or supplies; think of your neighbors when shopping for necessities. If we all use common sense there will be enough supplies for everyone.
* Adhere to the most recent State issued mandate of no more than 50 people at any private or public event.