City of Enterprise City Response to COVID-19

Message from the Mayor and the City Administrator:

I want all Enterprise City residents to be confident that your city government and staff are following all recommended precautions to keep us all safe. As of March 17th, there are no known cases of coronavirus in the City of Enterprise. The following phases are a guideline the City will use to aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19:

PHASE 1: A confirmed case within the State of Oregon. Departments will stay open to the public, taking precautionary measures to prevent any possible spreading of COVID-19, to include social distancing. This is the current phase for the City of Enterprise at this time. The Enterprise Public Library will be allowing limited access. Patrons are encouraged to contact City Librarian Denine Rautenstrauch via email at enterpl@eoni.com or by telephone at (541) 426-3906.

PHASE 2: A confirmed case within Wallowa County. City offices will be closed to the public at this time. We will only allow for payments via XPRESS BILL PAY or drop box. City Staff will be in office, available by telephone and email only. City Administrator Lacey McQuead and Public Works Director Ronnie Neil (or person appointed) will be available for emergency purposes via cell phone. The Enterprise Public Library will be CLOSED.

PHASE 3: A confirmed case in Enterprise. City Offices will be closed, any staff that is able to work remotely will be asked to do so. Utility payments will be accepted through XPRESS BILL PAY or by mail/drop box. Mail and drop box payments will be processed when the City resumes normal operations. The usual late charges or after hour calls will be waived. To start or stop utility service, the City will accept requests via email sent to lmcquead@enterpriseoregon.org. For emergency sewer or water disruptions, utility customers should contact the after-hours service line at (541)263-0334. The Enterprise Public Library will be CLOSED.

Any and all updates will be made available via the City of Enterprise Facebook Page or by visiting our website at www.enterpriseoregon.org.

The health and well-being of our community is our top priority. Over the last several weeks, city leaders have considered plans to change some services to address the rapidly evolving circumstances around the COVID-19 virus. We recognize that the COVID-19 virus may impact the community locally, and we are focused on preventing the spread of coronavirus. ‘Social distancing’ is one of the keys to limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Based on the latest guidance from state and local officials, the city will follow the recommendations to limit non-essential, in-person meetings, and postpone or cancel large gatherings.

As proactive steps to ensure the well-being of our community, the City of Enterprise has decided to reschedule or cancel events, services, and in-person meetings, effective immediately.

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