Purcell Mayor Ted Cox has issued an emergency proclamation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The proclamation follows the guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Mayor laid out several orders, including:

1. All events or gatherings of ten (10) people or more, in or on a city owned or city operated facility or property are hereby banned, until at least April 10, 2020, when the pandemic emergency will be reassessed, except for special city council meetings held to conduct essential municipal business; and

2. All special event permits with projected attendance of ten (10) people or more are hereby revoked, and as of this date, no further such special event permits shall be issued and no such special events may be held in or on a city owned or city operated facility or property until at least April 10, 2020, when the pandemic emergency will be reassessed.

3. The following City of Purcell facilities will remain open for individual access, however, all public and private gatherings, meetings, and events of ten (10) people or more are hereby postponed and/or cancelled until the expiration of this emergency declaration:

a. Purcell City Hall;

h. Purcell Fire Department;

c. Purcell Public Works Facilities;

d. Purcell Police Department;

e. Purcell Parks and Recreation;

         I. Park patrons are highly encouraged to use discretion in all parts of park

facilities, playgrounds, and open spaces. Team sports are banned at all

Purcell parks and facilities until this proclamation terminates or is rescinded;

and

f. Purcell library.

The Mayor’s order proclaiming the existence of a civil emergency can be read in full here.

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