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  1. City of Lansing Extends 2019 City of Lansing Income Tax Filing Deadline to July 31, 2020

    Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing will extend its 2019 City of Lansing income tax filing deadline from April 30, 2020, to July 31, 2020. Press Release
  2. Capital Area Recycling & Trash Temporary Changes in Response to COVID-19

    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lansing will be making temporary changes to the Capital Area Recycling & Trash (CART) collection services. Press Release
  3. Mayor Andy Schor Submits Third Executive Budget Recommendation to City Council

    Mayor Andy Schor today submitted his third Executive Budget Recommendation for the City’s next fiscal year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) that reflects the priorities of Lansing. Press Release
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Committee and Council Meetings Canceled

Due to the Emergency Order issued by Mayor Schor on March 16, 2020, the City Council Offices will be CLOSED to the public FROM MARCH 17, 2020 through APRIL 5, 2020.


Mayor Andy Schor joins bipartisan mayors from across the country in signing the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s letter to congress asking for the $250 billion in emergency supplemental assistance to be provided directly to America’s cities to help address both the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress is considering at $1 trillion request and it’s imperative that cities are included.

Visit the U.S. Conference of Mayors Website to learn more.

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What Is Novel Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

What are the Symptoms?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to COVID 19:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

How Does the Virus Spread?

The Virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person contact (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

People are thought to be most contagious when they are the most symptomatic (the sickest), however some spread might be possible before people show symptoms.

Who is At High Risk?

Older adults and people who have underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Steps to Prevent Illness

  • Clean 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.
  • Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick by putting distance between yourself and other people. 

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