City Of Orlinda, Tn To Suspend Operations Until April 6 Due To Covid-19
ORLINDA TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The city of Orlinda has released its plan for day-to-day operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, the Tennessee Medical Association, and the Tennessee Governor’s Office, the City of Orlinda will be suspending all non-emergency indoor operations involving Orlinda city government beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, through at least April 6, 2020. This decision will be reevaluated at that time.
Orlinda City Hall, the Orlinda Fire Hall, the Orlinda Community Center and the Byrum Porter Senior Center will all be closed for the aforementioned dates.
The Orlinda Public Library will open twice a week to provide reading materials and movies to entertain residents who are sheltering at home. The Library will be open from 2 pm to 4 pm on Tuesdays and 10 am to 12 noon on Saturdays. Only 2 family members will be allowed inside at a time, others will wait outside in their cars.
The Orlinda Volunteer Fire Department will, of course, continue to respond to emergency medical and fire calls made to 911. The night deposit box located at the front entrance to City Hall may still be used by those who wish to deposit payments for Whitehouse Water and Springfield Gas utilities. Those payments will still be processed on time if paid by check or money order only. Cash will not be accepted.
City Hall voice mail will be checked daily, and calls of an urgent nature will be returned within 24 hours. Orlinda City officials understands this may inconvenience some residence, but this is an unprecedented decision for an unprecedented time.
We believe it is our responsibility to protect our residents and employees and do everything in our power to control the spread of Covid-19.
We also ask that all our residents ask responsibly. Stay safe, Stay Healthy, Stay home.”
Kevin Breeding, City Manager