The following local organizations are closing offices or cancelling events because of concerns over the coronavirus:
Morris Chapel cancels program
Morris Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill has cancelled its annual men’s day program scheduled for April 12, according to a news release.
Extension Service office closed, service available
The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service office is closed to the public, however agents continue to serve Arkansans during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release. The agency is available through online venues, including webinars and internet-based teleconferencing, as well as by phone. Residents may also continue to drop off soil samples to the facility by using the drop box on the front porch of the office. Details: Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 870-534-1033.
Neighbor to Neighbor closing 2 days a week
Neighbor to Neighbor will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. The agency will continue to provide all services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment only. Sack lunches will also be served those days from noon to 1 p.m. and will include extra food for Tuesday and Thursday. For emergency assistance, people are asked to call the Neighbor to Neighbor office at 870-534-2883.
NAACP cancels meeting
The April 9 meeting of the Pine Bluff Branch of the NAACP has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.
Gould City Council won’t meet
The Gould City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, is cancelled due to COVID-19. The next meeting is set for Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Gould City Hall Courtroom. Meetings are open to the public, according to a news release.
PB non-uniformed city staff working remotely
All non-uniformed city of Pine Bluff employees began working remotely April 6 and will do so until further notice. The goal is to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to an April 3 letter from Mayor Shirley Washington.
Jefferson County employees to work remotely
The Jefferson County Courthouse will continue to be closed and beginning Tuesday, April 7, employees will work remotely, County Judge Gerald Robinson said April 3.
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