COVID-19 infections force closure of city hall

COVID-19 infections force closure of city hall

TYRONZA, Ark. (KAIT) - The Tyronza City Hall is closed until further notice after an unspecified number of employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

As of October 19, the ADH listed 29 positive COVID-19 cases in the city of Tyronza, but Mayor Charles Glover said there have been several positive tests since then.

With a population just above 730, he says that’s a big number for the city.

Some of those new cases, coming from city employees, caused them to close down city hall.

Mayor Glover said Thursday one person in Tyronza also died this week, the first COVID-19 related death in the city.

He says it’s important that everyone take this virus seriously.

“I just encourage people to be safe and be aware that COVID can be deadly and while some people may just have mild symptoms and get over it, especially, if you have underlying conditions, it can be deadly,” said Glover.

Glover says city hall will be closed at least until Monday of next week.

The city has also canceled its annual trunk or treat for this year.

According to a Thursday, Oct. 29, news release shared on social media, the water department will also be closed.

Calls for police or fire will be routed to Lepanto’s dispatch center. Calls to 911 will still be answered.

City leaders are scheduling someone to do a deep clean on the building while it is closed.

Glover said the city’s polling site at the senior center will also be disinfected ahead of election day Tuesday.

You can follow any updates from the city by visiting the city of Tyronza Facebook Page here.

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