Coronavirus Infections Prompt City Of Banning To Close Facilities

Toni McAllister
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BANNING, CA — Amid a spike in coronavirus cases across the region as well as known positive cases among city employees, the City of Banning is closing its facilities to the public effective Wednesday.

However, city services will still be available online and via phone.

“The City of Banning facilities have been open to the public while many local governments in Southern California have elected to remain closed,” said City Manager Doug Schulze. “Recent surges in positive cases of COVID-19, including with some city employees, has increased concerns that an outbreak could critically impact city services."

Many city employees have already adapted to working remotely after the state, in June, first ordered government offices closed amid the pandemic, Schulze said.

The number of infected city employees was not disclosed.

The city said the closure is a precautionary measure, and city services will continue to be available. Residents and business owners can visit, or call the city at 951-922-3100 and 951-922-3105 for assistance on how to complete requests online, over the phone or through the mail.

This article originally appeared on the Banning-Beaumont Patch