KEARNEY, Neb. (Press Release) The City of Kearney is joining many other businesses and government offices to make changes in their working environment and operations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is important to the City of Kearney, that services and operations citizens depend upon remain available while keeping employees and citizens healthy.
As of March 25, 2020, the following are updates in operations from various City Departments:
City of Kearney offices will be closed on Fridays. Hours will be Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. until further notice. During open hours, offices are still closed to the public.
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Although City of Kearney parks remain open for outdoor activities and exercise, users are advised to avoid contact with common surfaces such as playground equipment, benches, and sports equipment.
Plastic is used extensively within City of Kearney playgrounds and COVID-19 can live up to three days on its surface, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health, Centers of Disease Control (CDC), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Princeton University scientists in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Citizens are also advised to practice social distancing while utilizing the parks and the trails.
Drinking fountains will remain off until further notice. The restrooms at the Harmon Activity Center, ERC Building at Yanney Park, and Cottonmill Lodge will remain open for the time being, and are accessible
from the outside. All other park restrooms will remain closed until further notice.
Please contact the Kearney Park and Recreation Department, at (308) 237-4644, for further information.
Check out their website at www.cityofkearney.org.