Mayor Carolyn Lofton has declared a State of Disaster for the City of Marlin in response to the COVID-19 virus. A proclamation was read during a special call meeting held at Marlin City Hall Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Mayor Lofton encouraged citizens to minimize their movement throughout the city to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The Mayor met with restaurant owners and Pastors within the city in regards to the new regulations on gatherings. Gatherings over 10 people is prohibited. Businesses and organizations who violate this order are subject to a fine.
Restaurants are currently operating by drive thru only due to the 10 person limit on public gathering.
Local churches can have no more than 10 people attend service and those who do attend must be sanitized & undergo a temperature check before they are allowed to enter the building.
Mayor Lofton stated that Marlin doesn’t have any reported COVID-19 cases and she say’s that she wants to keep it that way. She said that she wants to ensure that Marlin citizens are protected and she stressed that citizens should adhere to these safety regulations.
The City of Marlin is working in conjunction with Falls County, Marlin ISD, Emergency Management, and medical and retail entities within the city to ensure that Marlin is prepared in the event that we are faced with a case that requires immediate action.
The City of Marlin posted the following info on their Facebook page today:
As of 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 18th, public entry to Marlin City Hall will be by appointment only. Please call (254) 883-1450 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM to schedule an appointment. Payments can be made at the water office drive-thru window by credit card, check or money order. Online payments can be made by credit card.
This action is being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and well-being of our citizens and employees will remain our top priority.