DeWitt County authorities are meeting regularly to stay on top of the ongoing Covid 19 situation.
DeWitt County Sheriff Mike Walker told Regional Radio News Thursday morning that there are no reported cases of the disease linked to Corona-virus within the county. However, he says county leaders are in constant communication, and meeting in person every other day.
Sheriff Walker believes DeWitt County has a bit of head start in dealing with the current situation. He notes the regular emergency drills involving Clinton Power Station means county officials have experience with an emergency scenario.
DeWitt County officials are encouraging residents to continue to heed the advice of state and federal officials. Sheriff Walker stresses that the best thing to do right now is to practice social distancing.
The DeWitt County Building remains open for essential business, however residents are encouraged to call ahead to the office they plan on visiting.
We'll have more on the precautions being implemented at the DeWitt County building in a future report on Regional Radio News.