BLOOMFIELD, TWP. (WXYZ) — Bloomfield Township has declared a state of emergency amid growing concerns over the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
The announcement was made by the Bloomfield Police Department on Twitter Thursday evening.
3/3 Police and Fire continue to operate in a normal capacity. Again, we remind our citizens to avoid unnecessary foot traffic in our lobby.— Bloomfield Twp Police (@TwpPolice) March 20, 2020
Please dial 911 for an emergency. COVID-19 related questions should be directed to the Bloomfield Township Helpline (248) 723-3455.
"Effective immediately Bloomfield Township is under a declared State of Emergency due to the Covid-19 concerns," the post read. "The Planning, Building and Ordinance Department is closed to the public until further notice. There will be minimum staffing during this time."
Police and fire will continue to work as normal, according to the post. Residents should contact 911 for emergencies and for COVID-19 (coronavirus) related concerns, a helpline is available at 248-723-3455.
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