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Sandy administrators will reassess closures on April 6, offer online services

PMG FILE PHOTO - City Hall is now closed to the public through April 6. The City of Sandy officially closed City Hall last night, March 17. City staff will continue to work, some remotely, but all city facilities are now closed to the public until at least Monday, April 6. City administrators will reassess the closures on that date.

"We're following the guidance and directives of the governor and the president," said City Manager Jordan Wheeler. "We're taking precautions to help stop the spread and assure the safety of the public and our staff."

While people can't go to city hall in-person to pay bills or conduct other needed business, there are ways to do so online or by calling 503-668-7449.

More information on how to pay bills or apply for permits online is available at bit.ly/SandyCityOnline.

"Right now the majority of the cities in Oregon have closed their offices," Wheeler noted. "We're trying to set an example to other agencies and businesses by taking this order of social distancing seriously. We hope to be open and operational as soon as possible."

City staff are still working on finding a way to use teleconferencing technology to conduct city council meetings in a way accessible for people so they're able to participate in public comment periods and public hearings. The city will release more information on how people can get involved soon.

For more up-to-date information on how the city is responding, visit www.ci.sandy.or.us/COVID-19Information.


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