The city of Pearland has issued an emergency disaster declaration for the next seven days in the face of imminent concerns about the evolution of the coronavirus situation, according to a press release sent out by the city.

“The declaration gives the essential functions of the City of Pearland government, upon which people rely, the latitude to focus on protecting the Pearland community and keeping things running,” Mayor Tom Reid said in the press release.

The declaration does not include any immediate orders but allows city officials to direct their focus toward supporting essential services for the community and preservation of life as the spread of the coronavirus continues, according to the release.

Extension of the declaration will be discussed at the City Council meeting on March 23.

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