East Lansing Declares State of Emergency, Facilities Closed
The City of East Lansing's mayor has announced a State of Emergency for the city that will close down public facilities in the wake of growing coronavirus cases in Michigan.
East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier made the announcement Friday afternoon. All city facilities and public meetings, events, and programs are officially suspended as of Monday, March 16, and will stay suspended through Sunday, April 5.
The closed facilities include East Lansing City Hall, Hannah Community Center, Department of Public Works, (including the recycling drop-off site), East Lansing Prime Time Seniors' Program, East Lansing Public Library, and 54-B District Court. (Note that Hannah Community Center will stay closed through Monday, April 13)
During the closures, essential services will continue, including police, fire, and EMS. Trash and recycling collection will also continue, as will water services, wastewater management, and the East Lansing Police Department's police desk. Water service shut offs and bulk item collection will be suspended through April 5.
For more details, visit this link to the city's Nixle page.