As of 5:00 p.m. CDT on March 18, 2020, here is the latest update from the City of Bellevue regarding Coronavirus related closings and actions as they relate to the City:
- Following guidance from Governor Pete Ricketts, the Centers for Disease Control and the Sarpy/Cass Department of Health, the City of Bellevue is still strongly recommending that all public gatherings and events should be limited to 10 people or less. Please visit www.governor.nebraska.gov and/or www.cdc.gov for more information on these guidance procedures. The City will continue to monitor these guidelines and guidance documents.
- Effective at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, the Bellevue Public Library will be closed to the public as a precautionary measure out of concern for public health safety. The Library will remain closed for two weeks, until April 1, at which time Bellevue City officials will evaluate the situation and determine whether or not the library will continue closed for a longer period.
- All other Bellevue City Offices will remain open at this time; however, we are strongly encouraging citizens to conduct as much business as possible by phone or via the website at www.bellevue.net. Signs are also posted on every public access door at the City’s Complex on Wall Street stating to not enter the facility if you have symptoms such as fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms
- Due to the continued uncertainty of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the Bellevue Community, the Bellevue Recreation Department has announced that it will be delaying the start of registrations for all of its Spring/Summer 2020 Leagues and Activities until April 1, 2020. At that time, the City of Bellevue’s Recreation Department will further evaluate the situation to determine when and if opening the registration period for Spring and Summer activities is appropriate.
- The Bellevue Senior Center has closed until further notice effective on March 18, 2020. The City of Bellevue’s Senior Bus Service is currently operating as normal but please call 402-293-3138 to schedule an appointment
- The Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD)reassures all customers that there is no threat to your public drinking water supply. The water at your tap remains 100-percent safe to drink. MUD has a team of experts working hard every day, using processes specifically designed to protect the public from all viruses and harmful bacteria. Please go to https://www.mudomaha.com/ for more information.
- Grocery stores in our area will remain open and most restaurants are offering take out or delivery option. Mayor Hike and the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce would ask you to please consider supporting local restaurants with some takeout orders over the coming weeks
- The City of Bellevue’s trash contractor, Papillion Sanitation, is continuing to run as normal but they realize that the Coronavirus outbreak has tremendous unknowns and could cause unanticipated service delays, service interruptions, or unusually high call volumes and they are asking for your patience.
Here are other valuable resources with information regarding COVID-19:
* Sarpy/Cass Health Department: https://www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org/novel-coronavirus
* University of Nebraska Medical Center: https://www.unmc.edu/index.html
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
We will continue to keep the citizens of Bellevue updated regularly. Always feel free to call the Mayor’s Hotline at 402-591-4535 or email the City at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific concerns.