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Richland City Hall to close

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Richland City Hall will accept requests by appointment only beginning today (Thursday) until approximately April 6. According to a letter to the community from Mayor Dana Tanner, interior doors will be locked and the city gym will be closed. “Exterior doors will remain open to prevent exposure to weather for patrons. Please remember that the drop box has continued to stay open and will remain open,” Tanner said. “In addition to limit exposure for the utility workers, we are going to limit work orders as well. This will be emergency case by case basis. What defines emergency. The loss of power, water leaks, gas leaks, waste water back-ups.”

Tanner said the limited exposure is designed to keep everyone safe. “The CDC is recommending that if you have to go out maintain a 10 feet buffer between you and others. Continue to wash and sanitize your hands, and do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth. As directed by most medical facilities call before you go,” Tanner said. “If you have a normal primary care doctor attempt to contact them first, as they know your health better than another doctor that you may see. I ask business to also take the necessary precaution as well to limit exposure. Many businesses in the surrounding areas have already implemented this.” Tanner concluded, “While we pull together as a community, we will get through this. As always, you can contact City Hall for more information.”

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