Ardmore closes all city facilities in response to virus outbreak

Published: Mar. 20, 2020 at 3:34 PM CDT
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The City of Ardmore announced Friday the following policies to more fully comply with State and CDC recommendations in the wake of the public health emergency surrounding COVID-19.

"In order to limit the exposure of the citizens of Ardmore all city facilities are closed to foot traffic," the city said in a statement. "These include City Hall, Public Library and the HFV Wilson Center as well as others. We will remain fully staffed so that municipal services can be delivered by phone service if possible."

City officials said there is no change in emergency services. If something can be handled by phone the first responder will let the caller know.

The city also announced the following:

-Sanitation services will continue as scheduled.

-Municipal Court is cancelled.

-City Commission Meetings will still happen but will be limited to those who have direct business on the agenda. They will be broadcast on channel 56 on cable television.

-There will be a hiring freeze but online applications will be accepted and processed.

-In regards to Utility Payments: The City has suspended disconnects of utility service for non-payment of utility bills. The balance will continue to accrue and you will be required to make arrangements for payment once this policy is lifted. You are still required to pay your utility bills. The City encourages payment of utilities using our online system You may also drop off your payment using the payment drop located at the NW corner of City Hall.