The City of Fort Morgan will make some adjustments to its operations in light of the recent announcement that the state health department has moved Morgan County to a more restrictive level of COVID-19 response.
The Colorado Department of Health and Environment has directed that Morgan County must move to the “Orange – Safer Home High Risk” level, effective at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. The county had been at the “Yellow – Concern” level for some time but recent upswings in numbers of cases, test positivity rate and other factors in the county influenced the change.
The new level dictates different and more restrictive guidelines for businesses, restaurants, gatherings, events and more. In response, the City of Fort Morgan is developing plans for changing some of its operations to comply and keep city staff and the public safe.
So far it has been determined that the city will close the Gene Doty Senior Center and the Armory Recreation Center starting Tuesday, Nov. 10. The library/museum will remain open for the time being.
The lobby of the utility billing office at 710 E. Railroad will close Monday, Nov. 9, for the installation of permanent COVID-19 protective barriers. This work is expected to take about a week, and the lobby is expected to reopen when it is complete.
In the meantime, utility customers can use the drive-up window and drop box to pay utility bills, or make payments online or by telephone. For utility billing questions call (970) 867-4350.
Most city meetings, including those of the city council and city advisory boards as well as most internal staff meetings, are likely to revert to virtual meetings as was the practice during the earlier spikes in the COVID pandemic.
Further information will be announced as any additional changes are determined.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! www.facebook.com/cityoffortmorgan