News Release - Mayor Warren Launches Family COVID Preparedness Plan

City of Rochester

News Release

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(Monday, December 7, 2020) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today launched a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan to help families prepare in the event someone in their household were to become ill with the coronavirus. In addition to the City's website, 10,000 printed copies are being made available at the asymptomatic testing sites in the city, at meal distribution sites at City R-Centers and city schools as well as at local businesses. The City is working with its government and community partners to expand the number of locations where the plan will be available.

“Every family should have a COVID-19 preparedness plan to ensure they are properly prepared and can keep their loved ones safe if the disease reaches their home,” said Mayor Warren. “As cases continue to rise in our community, each of us needs to be responsible and protect our circles. Having a COVID Preparedness Plan now is essential to keeping everyone safe until a vaccine is widely available.”

The COVID Preparedness Plan asks families to review and answer questions in four key areas: 1) Prevention; 2) Quarantine/Isolation; 3) Support Person(s) 4) Financial Resources. The goal of the Preparedness Plan is to ensure any infected family members receive proper treatment and do not spread the virus within their home or outside it.

The development of the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan was led by the City’s Race Equity and Leadership (REAL) Rapid Response Team, in conjunction with Monroe County, as well as numerous local health and other non-profit organizations.

“I’m grateful to all of the community partners that have worked with us to make the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan available to our residents,” said Mayor Warren. “This is a tremendous example of how we can fight this disease and recover together. I am hopeful that these partnerships will carry forward into the weeks and months to come.”

Businesses and organizations interested in receiving printed copies of the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan may contact Emem-Esther Ikpot, Community Development Coordinator for the City of Rochester at (585) 428-8806 or at


News Media: For more information, contact 311 (585) 428-5990 outside city limits.