Basehor officials have announced all city facilities, including Basehor City Hall, will remain closed to the public through March 31 in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to a news release.

Update at 12:19 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020, with additional information.

 

Basehor officials have announced all city facilities, including Basehor City Hall, will remain closed to the public through March 31 in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to a news release.

"COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation, and as we have seen in just one week, the way we conduct business and provide service must respond to that change," Basehor Mayor David Breuer said in a news release.

He said the city will continue to provide services but in a manner that is consistent with recommendations regarding social distancing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

City facilities will be closed to the general public. But city staff members will be working. City business can still be conducted by phone or email.

A Basehor City Council meeting scheduled for March 25 will be conducted "virtually," according to the news release.

"The decision to close city facilities to the public was not taken lightly," Breuer said in the news release. "Although this is the first time in my life that it has been necessary to take this action, I am confident that this decision will assist in protecting the public against the spread of COVID-19."