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By Katie Teachout

Ritzville City Hall closed to public

Closure follows mayoral declaration of coronavirus emergency


Last updated 3/13/2020 at 7:42pm

RITZVILLE — Due to the coronavirus, Mayor Gary Cook declared an emergency earlier today, March 13, leading to the closure of public access to City Hall.

The March 17 City Council meeting has also been canceled.

In his proclamation, the mayor said city staff will continue to work by telephone and email.

"The city will continue to operate business via phone," the proclamation said. "Utility payments can be mailed, placed in the drive up drop box located adjacent to City Hall or city staff can take your credit card payment over the phone."

Public works crews and police will continue providin...

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