Covid-19 Case Forces City Office To Shutter

Judy Kramer
County Reporter
Warsaw City Hall is closed until October 21, due to exposure to Covid-19 by some of the staff. Quarantine began on October 8, and runs for 14 days.
Street crews are not affected, and City services will still be functioning, just not in person.
“Residents can pay bills online or through our drop box,” said Mayor Eddie Simons. “There is a message on the City’s front door detailing how to contact a city official by phone or email. Unaffected City staff will be checking voice mails, and online services will be carried out by staff working at home on their computers. We are just following the health department guidelines.”
Mayor Simons said that this was no different than any other quarantine that has been recommended for others who have had contact with Covid-19 infected individuals.
The Benton County Health Department (BCHD) is also closed to walk-ins because of Covid-19, but can schedule appointments by phone at 660-438-2876.
The Warm House is also closed until further notice because a few volunteers were exposed to Covid-19. 
As of October 9, BCHD Facebook reported that there have been a total of 430 cumulative positives for Covid-19 in the county. There are currently 58 active cases, 366 released cases, 11 hospitalized and six deaths.