Press Release: MOAB CITY FACILITIES CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL NOV. 6
To protect the health and safety of the public and Moab City staff, City Hall, the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC), the Moab Public Works office and the City Wastewater Treatment Plant will be closed to the public from Oct. 23 until at least Nov. 6. Tenants at the MARC will still have access however masks must be worn at all times. A decision regarding re-opening will be carefully evaluated based on the COVID-19 situation as Nov. 6 approaches.
The Center Street Gym is also closed to the public. Winter sports have been canceled, and the gym and sports facilities are no longer available to rent.
The Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center (MRAC) will remain open and City staff must wear masks at all times. Customers must wear masks at all times except when in the pool or the fitness center. Lifeguards are required to wear masks at all times, except when on the pool deck and on duty. Social distancing will be required in the MRAC.
During the building closures, the City will continue to conduct business. A limited number of employees will be working at City Hall and the remainder will telecommute during the building closures.
Anyone who needs to do business with the City is asked to call the appropriate number listed below:
· Administration- 435-259-5121 (please listen for options)
· Business Licensing – 435-259-5123
· Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash) - 435-259-5123
· Code Compliance-435-259-5129, option 4
· Police- 435-259-8115 (Dispatch)
· Animal Shelter-435-259-0199
· Planning- 435-259-5129
· Finance- 435-259-5121 ext. 830
· Building Inspection-435-259-5129, option 1
· Public Works-435-259-7485
The Oct. 23 closure is in response to Gov. Gary Herbert’s Oct. 22 decision to place Grand County in the “high transmission” category due to a spike in local COVID-19 cases. Additionally, City staff have seen a rise in COVID-19 cases and exposures in the past few weeks at City Hall and other City facilities. Out of an abundance of caution, City of Moab Administration has determined that temporary closure of these buildings is in the best interest of the community.
Updates will be available on the City of Moab website, www.moabcity.org, Facebook page, Facebook.com/cityofmoab, and other social media.