Covid 19 Update

Mayor Colvin gave an update on the City’s Covid 19 response at the City Council Meeting Tuesday night.  He thanked City employees for the work they had done during this national pandemic. He also gave a brief overview of where we will go next as the governor begins to loosen restrictions across the state.

*  City Hall will partially open beginning Monday May 11th. Visitors will be restricted to the lobby area, where tables will be set up allowing normal processing of permits, applications, etc.  We will begin selling yard sale permits, and other normal business applications.  We ask visitors to sanitize hands upon entry, and wear a mask inside if at all possible.  Staff will be masked when waiting on customers, and will maintain 6′ distancing inside.

* The water department will open its drive through window for business beginning Monday, but will wear masks and take normal precautions when handling payments. The office will be open to the public with a maximum of two individuals allowed at a time for pickup of recycling containers, yellow bags and new service requests. Please sanitize before visiting as we will be constantly sanitizing for you.

*  We still have NOT made a decision when to reopen the Tontitown Historical Museum, but we hope to make that decision in a couple weeks.

* For now, park equipment and playgrounds are still off limits, but we will continue to evaluate risk as time goes on.

* We will start reserving pavilions on May 18th.

* No team activities are allowed on the baseball field, family use only still at this time.  The Governor expects to make further announcements about outdoor sports and team activities later this month.

We have missed seeing all of you, and look forward to gradually begin to ease back into SOME normal day to day business.  We want to encourage Everyone however, to continue to be diligent and socially distance, wear masks in public, sanitize frequently, and protect yourself and others.  Its this diligence that is making a difference and the last thing any of us want is to have to ramp up precautions again.