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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier has extended the City of East Lansing’s local state of emergency through Thursday, April 30 at 11:59 p.m. in light of the federal government’s extension of the guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 through April 30.Additional extensions of the local state of emergency declaration may be necessary at a future date, but will require a special meeting of the East Lansing City Council. Community members should also note the following closure extensions and meeting/event cancellations:
“While it was difficult to come to these decisions regarding our facilities, programming and events, we do believe that they are in the best interest of public health and are necessary for current planning purposes. These decisions are also in accordance with the federal guidance on large-scale events and gatherings,” said East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas. During the City’s extended office closures, essential services will continue to be maintained, including police, fire, EMS, trash and recycling collection, water services and wastewater management. Building permits/inspections will only be issued/conducted on an emergency basis and rental inspections/re-inspections have been canceled for the month of April. Landlords can call (517) 319-6801 with questions. Additionally, yard waste collection, bulk item collection and water service shutoffs continue to be temporarily suspended/delayed. New yard waste collection dates will be announced soon. Additional COVID-19 updates from the City of East Lansing, including a City Contact List and Continuity of Operations Plan, are available at www.cityofeastlansing.com/coronavirus.