Sullivan City Hall continues to take precautions after additional positive COVID-19 cases
Sullivan City Hall employees continue to work remotely this week as a
result of positive COVID-19 cases within the city's administration. To
date, City Hall has confirmed three positive cases. As a result, City
Hall will continue to remain closed to the public for the safety of
everyone and employees will work remotely.
City Hall has not been open to the public since March 18, a decision
that was made early on for the health and well-being of all citizens
and utility users. City officials and department heads are continuing
to get tested.
"We made the decision to operate remotely because city government must
keep things in motion. Because we made the decision early on to remain
closed to the public, we feel that we have taken all necessary
precautions to protect our citizens and our employees. We will
continue to do so." states Mayor Clint Lamb.
Citizens are encouraged to continuing paying bills online or through
the City Hall drop box. Citizens are also welcomed to pay bills over
the phone by calling City Hall at (812) 268-6077. Although office
calls will not be answered, city employees will be checking voice
messages regularly and returning calls in the order they are received.
“I’d like to remind the citizens to be patient with us,” states Lamb.
“We are doing this all from home, so utility bills may be a bit late.
There are currently no penalties on late payments, so we appreciate
our residents being patient with us as we navigate this. Together, we
will overcome this.”
Per a Sullivan County Health Department statement, please take the
following precautions if you feel you may have been exposed. Symptoms
of COVID-19 include: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or
difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore
throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, new loss
of taste and smell.
If you begin to experience symptoms of COVID-19, seek testing and
self-isolate from your family. Remain self-isolated until you have
your test results. Testing sites can be found at:
lhi.care/covidtesting or call (888) 634-1116. Please contact the
Sullivan County Health Department at (812) 268-0224 for any questions.