The City of Fort Morgan is taking action Friday, Nov. 20, to close several city facilities and implement new restrictions in response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and the state’s designation of Morgan County to the “Red - Severe Risk” level.
As of Friday morning, City Hall, the Fort Morgan Museum and the Cemetery office will be closed to the public. The Armory Recreation Center and the Gene Doty Senior Center are already closed and will remain so. The Fort Morgan Public Library will stay open with mask, social distancing and other regulations in place.
Most city staff will still be working and will continue to serve residents either by phone, e-mail or online. A phone contact list accompanies this news release, and more information can be found on the city’s website at www.cityofortmorgan.com. Some services can be arranged by appointment if necessary – for example, citizens can call (970) 867-3908 to set an appointment with the cemetery office.
The Utility Billing customer service lobby in the City Complex will remain open after new protective measures were installed in that facility at 710 E. Railroad Ave. Utility customers are still encouraged to use the utility billing drive-up window or drop box if possible.
The front office at the Fort Morgan Police Department will close from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. This does not include the lobby and the stairs leading down to the Municipal Court. The lobby phone can be used to auto-dial the communications center when the police records staff is at lunch.
The Human Resources/Risk Management office at the south end of the City Complex building will be closed but staff can be contacted using the doorbell on the south wall near the entrance and can provide service through an adjacent service window.
At Quail Dunes Golf Course, the clubhouse will be closed to all patrons, other than those checking in to play golf. Masks and social distancing will be required inside the clubhouse at all times. All surfaces of the pro shop will be sanitized between customers.
The Quail Dunes Grill will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a limited menu for takeout orders only. Patrons can call 867-5990 to place an order. Cold sandwiches will be available Sunday through Thursday from the pro shop.
Single riding in golf carts is encouraged but not required. Strangers will not be asked to ride together, families and parties who arrived together will be allowed to share carts. Carts will be disinfected between each use. Flag sticks should not be handled and should be left in the cup at all times.
All of these closures and restrictions will be in place until further notice. All city public meetings, including meetings of the city council and city advisory boards, as well as most city staff meetings will be conducted remotely during this time. Residents can participate in council meetings by using the link that will be posted with each meeting agenda on the city website.
City officials continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus situation in the community and take guidance from regional and state public health agencies. We encourage all patrons to do their share and follow the CDPHE guidelines, by wearing masks when around others and social distancing at all times.
City employees have been advised of the need to observe good hygiene practices and social distancing, and further restrictions may be implemented as the situation warrants.
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For the latest information on the status of various city departments, use the following phone numbers:
City Clerk – 542-3962
Planning & Zoning, Building – 542-3907
Utility Billing – 867-4350
Utilities – 542-3904
Library/Museum – 542-4000
Golf Course – 867-5990
Police (non-emergency) – 867-5678
Municipal Court – 542-3950
Public Works – 542-3901
Parks – 867-3808
Streets – 542-3985
Sanitation – 542-3985
Senior Center – 542-3922
Rec Center – 542-3921
Cemetery – 867-3908