Knox Mayor Dennis Estok issued an Executive Order Monday afternoon that restricts public access to Knox City Hall and other City of Knox municipal buildings through April 30. Residents are encouraged to use the drop-box and online or phone services for payments.
Knox City Council meetings and/or other boards and commission meetings will be conducted to consider essential business only.
City services will continue including public safety services and sanitation, planning, and code enforcement. Adjustments may be made to ensure safety of employees and public safety.
All City of Knox parks will remain open for limited use. Visitors must utilize all rules of social distancing during any activity. Any gathering of 10 people or more is prohibited. The parks will be available for walking, hiking, running or biking. However, the shelters, basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, dugouts, playground, exercise equipment, pickleball court, skate park, and splash pad will be closed.
Mayor Estok encourages residents to stay home and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The order is included below.