Massena Emergency Operations Center opens as central command for COVID-19 crisis
MASSENA — Massena Mayor Tim J. Currier ordered the Massena Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to open at 11 a.m. Monday, March 23.
The purpose of the EOC is to operate as a central command and facilitate and coordinate the community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, said a press release from the village.The priorities of the EOC, as directed by Mayor Currier and Town Supervisor Steve O'Shaughnessy, are overall management of public safety, public health and recovery from this crisis.
“With the COVID-19 crisis, we are facing uncertain times,” Currier said. “Although we truly don’t know what the future will bring, we do know, that if we take some careful, thoughtful and appropriate precautions now, we can reduce the dangers we will face going forward. In my 32 years of public service to this community I have watched the residents of this community handle every single challenge thrown at them. Massena and North Country residents are team players, who come together in times like this, to help and care for one another. I urge you all to heed the advice of those trusted sources, stay calm, stay safe and we will continue to take care of and assist each other through this COVID-19 crisis as well.”
The EOC will operate Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with the hours subject to change, the press release said.
Chief Adam J. Love is serving as the EOC Manager and has assembled a management team of representatives of the Village and Town of Massena, public safety officials and other vital agencies and representatives.
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