Hourly workers for the City of Cairo, with the exception of fire and police, are currently working split shifts, one week on and one week off until further notice, according to Chris Addleton, Cairo city manager.
Addleton ordered the change to keep the city staff safe and capable of maintaining operations. He says each employee when reporting to work has his or her temperature taken as an added precaution.
“We are taking this situation seriously, and we hope that the public will as well. The importance of sheltering in place and maintaining social distancing is critical to reducing the spread of this virus. Everyone must do their part,” Addleton said.
The city manager also reported Tuesday that the city council meeting scheduled for Monday, April 13, has been canceled.
“There was nothing on the agenda that was an urgent matter. We determined it was not worth the risk of those in attendance to gather for a meeting at this time. Our next meeting will be on April 27 and we will evaluate the situation at the time. Hopefully, we will be able to meet. That is also the date that early voting for the May 19 primary and special elections begin so we are hopeful those elections can proceed as planned,” Addleton said.