COVID-19 Public Service Announcement
Public Service Announcement
March 12, 2020
As coronavirus, or COVID-19, begins to have a greater impact in our region, please be assured that the Village of Beverly Hills is dedicated to maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our residents, business community, and visitors. The Village is committed to working with school, county, state, and federal partners to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends avoiding close contact with people who are sick and putting distance between yourself and other people to prevent the spread of germs.
To promote allowing distance between individuals, the Village of Beverly Hills encourages people to mail in water bill payments, building permit applications, and other forms or payments to the Village Office instead of visiting the office in person. There is an option to sign up for direct water bill payment using the form here. A drop box is located outside of the Village Office for your convenience as well. For property owners whose current water bills are due March 23, 2020, the Village will accept payments until March 30, 2020 without penalty. The Village is implementing online payments and will announce when that feature is available.
Public meetings will occur as scheduled until further notice. The Village will post proper notices should any public meetings be rescheduled or canceled in the future. A public hearing for a rezoning request is currently scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th at Greenfield Elementary. Current protocol regarding large public gatherings would not allow this meeting to be held today. Should this situation remain unchanged or worsen by March 25th this public hearing will be postponed and rescheduled.
If you cannot attend a meeting in person, written comments that are submitted to the Village prior to the public meeting will be read aloud at the meeting. You can mail written comments to:
Village of Beverly Hills
ATTN: Village Clerk
18500 W. 13 Mile Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Or you may email public comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Village Council meetings and Birmingham Area Cable Board meetings are broadcast live on local cable television. You can also stream live Council and Cable Board meetings here: http://www.villagebeverlyhills.com/how_do_i/watch_web_streaming.php
Due to the National Basketball Association’s decision on March 11, 2020 to suspend the season, the Village of Beverly Hills Night at the Pistons Game scheduled for March 29, 2020 has been postponed. We will provide more information regarding refunds or a new date as that information becomes available.
At the time this release was published, two confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in southeastern Michigan, including one case in Oakland County. The Village of Beverly Hills continues to follow recommendations provided by the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to prepare for and prevent the spread of the disease.
Steps you can take to protect yourself:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
The Village is committed to keeping our residents safe and informed. Please be aware that this is a developing issue which may change rapidly, and we will continue to share updates along the way.