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Mayor Issues Local Emergency Declaration

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today declared a state of emergency in Lincoln due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. The Mayor will ask the City Council to affirm the declaration at its meeting this afternoon. The local declaration, which follows declarations by both the state and federal governments, will allow the City to receive potential federal and state reimbursement for crisis-related expenditures and to access emergency reserve funds if needed.