City of Asheville issued the following announcement.
The City of Asheville is modifying its operations until further notice to protect our residents and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Asheville City Hall and other municipal buildings will be closed to the public, starting March 17. Some City employees will telecommute to minimize person-to-person contact.
It is important to note that all essential police, fire, sanitation, transit and water services will be maintained as we continue to serve and protect this community, even in this difficult time.
City employees that are able will begin transitioning to teleworking schedules throughout this week. For employees unable to work remotely, increasing the physical working space among employees and modifying operations are among the options being evaluated.
We are operating in uncharted territory and will continue to adapt to the situation as it evolves. Thank you for your patience. We will continue to share information as it becomes available. We are all in this together.
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