City employee tests positive for COVID-19, city hall closes for 14 days

The City of Levelland sent out a press release Thursday that said the Levelland City Hall will close for the remainder of the day Thursday and will be closed to the public until August 10 as an employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. City hall will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 24. However, while city hall services will resume, the city will be reverting back to the protocols followed during Governor Abbott’s Stay Home Orders.

“Early on, we developed aggressive protocols for this situation,” said Erik Rejino, Levelland City Manager. “We contracted out  to CleanCo for an immediate germblast-type deep clean, employees in close contact with the COVID-positive employee have been sent home for 14 days to quarantine and we won’t be having face-to-face contact with the public.”

Though doors are closed to the public, utility bill and court fines/ticket payments are still due.

“Customers can utilize online, pay-by-phone or the outdoor drop box for payments,” Rejino said.

For other services, such as park permits, drop-a-trailer requests, health permits and building inspections, citizens can call city hall at (806) 894-0113 for specific information and assistance.

The press release went on to state that city staff members have been socially distanced and hand sanitizing regularly in the office since the beginning of the pandemic and have been wearing masks since the mandatory mask order was put in place.

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