The city of Manhattan has announced that, in alignment with Governor Kelly’s Stay-at-Home order, it is extending the closure of facilities to the public through April 19.
Critical staff will continue to provide essential emergency and operational services to our community while adapting protocols to reduce exposure and to maintain necessary staffing levels. City Manager Ron Fehr says phone lines are still being staffed and many employees are working remotely to ensure continuity of operations.
The city says they will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and make changes as needed.
All programs and activities with Parks and Recreation remain closed or cancelled. All public meetings will continue to be held virtually to keep social distancing requirements.
Municipal court operations and cases will be conducted via telephone videoconferencing, and will remain closed to non-employees and will maintain staffing levels to continue to conduct court business Monday through Friday, 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 5pm.