CITY OF SELMA RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The City of Selma continues to urge all residents and businesses to comply with the Governor’s Stay at Home orders. The City of Selma recognizes that many
daily activities continue to be disrupted. Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of the citizens of Selma, City staff, and their families. At the March 16, 2020 meeting,
City Council adopted a resolution
proclaiming existence of a local emergency.
Fresno County Department of Public Health has updated the manner in which it reports cases and released a chart on its website www.fcdph.org/covid19.
The County health officials had indicated that more detailed breakdowns by city or even by zip code may come when patient privacy rights can be assured and the total number of cases reaches the point where the data is reliable.
Selma continues to follow the guidelines provided by Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) on matters related to COVID-19.
The City of Selma would like to remind you that guidelines are as follows;
- Avoid all social gatherings
- Maintain 6 feet of social distancing
- Those who are 65 or older, or otherwise have underlying health conditions should avoid public exposure
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- If you are sick, stay home and contact your primary physician
- CDC is recommending that Americans wear non-medical masks when leaving the home.
Those citizens who need assistance with food, transportation, or other necessities are encouraged to contact City Hall at (559) 891-2200 or the
Senior Center at (559) 891-2239.
The City of Selma will also be taking the following preventative measures:
City Hall (1710 Tucker St.) and Fire Administration (1711 Tucker St.) will be closed to the public. City staff will continue to report to work and conduct regular business.
Fire Marshal, Building, and Planning services will still be available. For Building and Planning services contact the Building Department at (559) 891-2200 or (559) 891-2208.
For fire inspections or plan submittal, the Fire Marshal can be reached at (559) 349-9118.
Events on City-owned property are postponed. This includes events at Pioneer Village, Arts Center, and all City parks. City park amenities are closed;
the City of Selma still encourages its residents to go outdoors for exercise purposes; however, residents who choose to do so should maintain 6 feet of social distancing at
all times and note that school grounds are not open to the public.This means that team sports such as basketball, which requires close contact, are prohibited.
The Selma Senior Center is currently closed. This will include the Senior Lunch Program. Cold meals will still be available for pick-up. Concerned citizens, who are unable to travel,
or otherwise need assistance, can contact the Senior Center at (559) 891-2239 or City Hall at (559) 891-2200.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we implement these preventative measures. City staff will be working with local organizations
to ensure the needs of our community are being met. By following recommended guidelines, we will work together as a community to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the
safety of our community.
For questions or additional information related to COVID-19, you should contact FCDPH or your healthcare provider.
Please visit www.developselma.com to view Incentives and Resources to help your business through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Selma is a rapidly growing community of over 24,000, located in the central San Joaquin Valley.
Selma is widely known for its small town charm as well as its big city development. Team Selma,
an economic development partnership comprised of public and private entities, spreads the welcome mat for potential business owners and developers
with phenomenal results.
Selma’s location, at the crossroads of State Routes 99 and 43, makes it a regional hub for southeast
Fresno County as well as neighboring Tulare and Kings Counties.
Selma has an industrial space available for most any type of business and industrial land available for development.
Both new and long-time residents are discovering and rediscovering the joys of living in this delightful community.
Selma provides an ideal location for shopping in its beautiful downtown and other shopping centers. Many new car dealerships also add to its appeal.
Countless events offered through the City, the Chamber of Commerce, schools, churches and other community groups make
Selma a great place to live, work and play.
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