Belton closes city hall temporarily due to staff shortages caused by COVID

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Belton City Hall in 2019.
Belton City Hall in 2019.

The city of Belton, the second-largest city in Anderson County, is closing its offices temporarily due to COVID cases causing a shortage of staff.

The offices closed Thursday afternoon and are expected to reopen on Tuesday, after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

City services are still available by phone, as well as a dropbox at city hall for bills and documents.

Amanda Gambrell, the city's treasurer, said the city business is continuing and the city is prepared for winter weather this weekend.

She said she did not have a count of the number of staff who were out for COVID but the expectation is that enough staff will be back for business-as-usual on Tuesday.

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