Humboldt, Gas close off city halls; banks shutter lobbies

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March 18, 2020 - 10:41 AM

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Humboldt and Gas have been added to the communities that have closed their respective city halls, due to rising health concerns amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Humboldt City Administrator Cole Herder shuttered the door to all city offices Tuesday morning, after Allen County Regional Hospital announced there is a “person under investigation” of having COVID-19. As of this morning, no cases of the coronavirus have been determined to exist in Allen County.

City services will continue, Herder said. Bills may be paid online, by mail or by phone with a credit card. City Hall also has a drop box adjacent to the drive-through window.

In Gas, utility payments will be accepted in the night drop box; by phone at 365-3034 or at cityofgas.com. Activities at the Gas Community Building also have been suspended.

PIQUA State Bank announced Tuesday it is closing the lobbies to its Gas, Piqua and Yates Center branches.

Customers may access ATMs at the Bank of Gas, and Pump ‘N Pete’s franchises at 205 S. State St. in Iola and at the intersection of U.S. 54 and U.S. 75 in Yates Center.

Customers may also make appointments for other business, such as getting to their safety deposit box or visiting with their respective loan officers.

The Piqua branch is available at (620) 468-2555 or 365-6692; the Gas branch at 365-3195; and the Yates Center branch at 625-2191.

THE FRIDAY night senior citizen card party and potluck dinner sessions at the Iola Senior Center have been suspended until further notice because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Weekly TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings in Iola also have been canceled until further notice.

THE BLOOD pressure clinic scheduled for March 25 at the LaHarpe Senior Center has been canceled.

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