City Hall closes offices because of COVID-19

Local News

This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19. They said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 that genetic tests show a 33-year-old man returning to Hong Kong from a trip to Spain in mid-August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he’d previously been infected with in March. (NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP)

The City of Eldridge has had a significant number of employees in City Hall who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been required to quarantine because of similar symptoms, a news release says

To avoid further spread, the City Council voted Monday to close City Hall offices temporarily. The health of employees will be reevaluated after the New Year with the hope of reopening Monday, Jan. 4.

The closure will delay the mailing of utility bills, which staff hopes to mail Jan. 4 or 5. The corresponding due date for the bills will be moved back to Jan. 25.

For more information, leave a voicemail at 563-285-4841 or email Residents are asked to continue to make utility bill payments via the internet or drop box, because these will be checked and receipts will be made for those payments.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.