Parkes Shire Council continues to work with community, business and government agencies to implement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our shire.
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Mayor Ken Keith OAM said council is working with NSW Western Area Health, Lachlan Area Command and Emergency Services to plan for possible impacts of the pandemic on our community.
Council was only being advised of cases within the local health district rather than local government areas, but the mayor urged people to take all precautions.
"It is confirmed that there are cases in the district as previously announced by NSW Health, and it's doubling every three to four days, so we must assume the virus is in the community and act accordingly," Cr Keith said.
"This is why we are urging residents to take the Federal and State Government's messages regarding social isolation and hygiene measures very seriously."
Council has introduced the following:
"While keeping our social distance, we still want to instill the message of connectedness," Cr Keith said.
"Our community must stick together, support each other and be kind. Don't forget to call, text or skype your friends, family and check in on your neighbour.
"Think of others when you are buying supplies, don't panic buy, use common sense so that there is enough to go around and then no one will have to go without.
"We are all in this together.
"Also try to stay optimistic. While this virus has had a tremendous impact on the health of people worldwide, less than 1 per cent of people tested for COVID-19 actually have a positive result, and the majority that do test positive are recovering safely at home."
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