Concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in widespread closures and changes in operation among government offices and services in the Palmyra area.
The following is a listing of announces we have received.
City of Palmyra
Elected officials ordered city owned buildings closed to the public starting this past Friday until April 13, due to the Coronavirus COVID-19.
The buildings include city hall, Board of Works facilities, street department facilities and parks and recreation facilities.
The lobby of the Palmyra Police Station will remain open for emergencies.
Utility billing payments can be made online through a link on showmepalmyra.com as well as placing payments and any other papers that need to get to city employees in the utility billing drop box located at Palmyra city hall.
For more information or concerns, contact city hall at 573-769-2223 for assistance.
Elected officials are expected to review the status of the pandemic on or near April 13 to make any further decisions.
Palmyra Nutrition Center
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Palmyra Senior Nutrition Center ended congregate meals at the center starting last Thursday and will continue until local schools resume session.
Home deliveries will continue as scheduled.
Congregate participants will have the option of curbisde pickup. Persons choosing to pick up a meal should call 573-735-2131 prior to coming.
Pick up times will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tammy Nix, the center’s administrator, said she is signing up those who regularly eat at the center, for home delivery, if they so choose.
“If they don’t want to get out and pick up a meal, this will be offered as long as our dining room is closed.,” Nix said.
Marion Co. Library
The Marion County Library in Palmyra is closed temporarily until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was also announced that no late feels will ble charged during this time.
Palmyra C of C
The Palmyra Chamber of Commerce cancelled its April 14 meeting, and Susan Berti, the organization’s executive assistant, will not be available at her office in the Gardner House, but is available through Facebook.
All local Social Security offices are now closed to the public for in-person service.
Secure and convenient online services remain available at www.socialsecurity.gov.
Local offices will also continue to provide critical services over the phone. SSA is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local governments, and other experts to monitor COVID-19 and will let you know as soon as it can resume in-person service.
If you need help from Social Security:
• First, please use our secure and convenient online services available at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices.
Driver Exam Stas.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is suspending driver road testing at all locations.
All road tests through March 31 are canceled.
The Patrol is monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and will update the public on testing after March 31 as more information becomes available.
Written testing services will continue, but the Patrol will restrict the number of applicants allowed in each facility at one time to ensure recommended social distancing measures are followed.
The location of services is subject to change due to building closures in some jurisdictions.
For information on current test sites related to Driver Examination, visit: https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/HP32DES/DESTable.jsp
For information regarding CDL Examination, visit: https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/DVSD/DE/documents/CDLSkillsTestingInformation.pdf