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Kaplan closes city hall lobby after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 11:26 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 12:27:08-04

Kaplan Mayor Mike Kloesel announced on Thursday, June 18 that the lobby of Kaplan City Hall would be closed until further notice after a city employee tested positive for COVID-19.

In a Facebook post Kloesel says, "As you may have heard, we have had a city employee that tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, so our lobby will be closed until further notice."

The city says that the building's drive-thru window will remain open for handling any business.

Residents are encouraged to pay their bills online, drop off in the night deposit or mail it in to avoid waiting in a long line.

"I apologize for any inconvenience this causes but we must consider the safety of our city employees and customers," said Kloesel. "Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines as well as wearing as mask in public. We are experiencing an increase in confirmed cases in all of our parish so please be extra careful out there."

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