A LETTER FROM MAYOR DEBRA MARCH
COVID-19 was identified as a pandemic across the United States on March
11, 2020 and very quickly grew to be a critical public health emergency with
extensive impacts for the entire nation. The City of Henderson’s Emergency
Operations Center was activated to a Level 1 response on Sunday, March 15,
at which time I officially declared a State of Emergency.
Over the following nine weeks, the City of Henderson took extraordinary
measures to help slow the spread of the virus and ensure that our residents,
healthcare providers and first responders remained safe and had the
resources they needed during the public health emergency. The response
by the City and our community partners to the COVID-19 pandemic was
extraordinary and continues to create a sense of unity and purpose during
these challenging times. The City has diligently worked to provide guidance to residents and businesses as
we prepared for the transition from our emergency response to recovery and I am very grateful for the effort
our staff has made in responding to this unparalleled crisis.
The City of Henderson transitioned from emergency response to recovery support on May 18, 2020. The
recovery support efforts focus on action items that seek to ease the long-term impacts of the COVID-19
pandemic. The recovery efforts associated with COVID-19 are an ongoing and evolving process that will
continue for quite some time, but I am confident that we can protect our most vulnerable residents and
restore our community.
The City of Henderson’s COVID-19 Recovery Action Plan takes a whole community approach wherein
residents, local business leaders, partner agencies, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, as well as
regional, state, and federal agencies will take ownership of the process to strengthen and revitalize our
community. Together, we can and will come back from the COVID-19 public health emergency a stronger
and more resilient community.
Mayor Debra March