Closures, cancellations in county

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Lovely County Citizen

Several government offices and businesses in Carroll County have closed and events have been canceled in response to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Carroll County News staff compiled a list of all the closures, cancelations and changes that have been reported over the past few days.

• Carroll County offices will be closed to the public except by appointment effective at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. County employees will continue to work and conduct business by telephone, email and internet.

• All libraries in the Carroll and Madison Library System (Berryville, Eureka Springs, Green Forest, Huntsville, Kingston and St. Paul) will be closed to the public until further notice. All libraries except Eureka Springs Library will provide curbside service and reference services via Facebook messenger, email, and phone during normal operating hours. Wi-Fi is accessible outside library buildings. To place a request for curbside delivery please call, email, or leave a message via Facebook messenger with the titles you would like to check out. You will be provided a time to arrive at the library for your delivery. Please stay in your vehicle. A staff member will check out your items and deliver them to you at your assigned time. All materials coming back into the library will be disinfected. Library2Go via is always available for downloading eBooks and audiobooks. If you have materials to return to libraries, please use outside bookdrops. If you would like to renew items please call, email or message your library via Facebook.

• Eureka Springs public parks will remain open and all public restrooms in the parks will be closed until at least April 3. The parks office will be closed to the public and staffing will be minimal. All staff and committee meetings are postponed indefinitely. All public events with more than 10 people taking place within any park will be canceled until at least April 3. Downhill subtle operations will stop until at least April 3. The Leatherwood Gravity Project and all other trails will remain open to the public; private shuttling is allowed. Campgrounds at Lake Leatherwood will remain open and cabin rentals will continue with some cancelations.

• All Out in Eureka sponsored events have been canceled, including events during Spring Diversity Weekend. Diversity in the Park scheduled for April 4 has been canceled.

• Detainee visitations and clergy visits to the Carroll County Detention Center are suspended until at least April 1. Attorney-client interviews and other essential visits will not be affected.

• The Eureka Springs Community Center is closed until further notice.

• North Arkansas College is moving all in-person classes online until March 30.

• Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Berryville will be open during regular operating hours to serve clients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. However, the food bank will be offering a drive-through service only. Clients will not be given entry to the food bank.

• Flint Street Food Bank in Eureka Springs has canceled Thursday lunches for at least the next two weeks.

• The Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (EUUF) has suspended Sunday services indefinitely.

• Good Shepherd Humane Society has postponed the Diamonds and Denim fundraiser to the summer and closed both the Berryville and Eureka Springs thrift stores on Saturday, March 14, until further notice. Donations are not accepted during this time.

• The Victorian Classic scheduled for March 21 has been canceled, with the possibility of being rescheduled at a later date.

• The Purple House Thrift Shop operated by the Eureka Springs Hospital Guild closed on March 15 and will remain closed indefinitely. Donations are not accepted during this time.

• Peachtree Village, Holly House Assisted Living and Prestige Assisted Living are closed to all visitors until further notice.

• The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow has canceled Poetluck, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19.

• As of Monday, March 16, the following shows at The Auditorium have been canceled: American on April 3, Miss Coco Peru on April 4, Sordid Lives on May 2 and Leslie Jordan on June 27. The following shows have not been canceled: The Charlie Daniels Band on March 27, Robert Earl Keen on April 26, Delbert McClinton on May 29 and John Mayall on June 6. Ticket holders to canceled events will be emailed a notification and issued a refund within a few days.

• Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge will be closed to the public until further notice.

• The Eureka Springs St. Paddy's Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, March 14, was canceled.

• Carroll County Music Group's annual We've Got Talent Concert scheduled for March 15 will be rescheduled in early November.

• Eureka Springs Elementary School has postponed the production of Frozen KIDS until later in the semester.

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  • Governor has now ordered: closure of all bars, restaurants and venues of over 10 people. Berry...lock that **** auditorium

    -- Posted by Two6pac on Thu, Mar 19, 2020, at 2:52 PM
  • new delhi restaurant/bar was open as usual saturday. all levels were seating customers for dine in.

    how are they able to operate under the closure rules set by governor? wouldn’t our town officials demand compliance?

    -- Posted by Saints4me on Sun, Mar 22, 2020, at 7:24 AM
  • Arkansas has extended the statewide closure of public schools to April 17 and banned dine-in services at restaurants and bars to limit the spread of the virus. The state has made $12 million in grants available for aid groups, nonprofit groups and midsize businesses affected by the outbreak. It's also providing $4 million in loans to help businesses avoid layoffs.

    -- Posted by Saints4me on Sun, Mar 22, 2020, at 2:58 PM
  • Just an fyi: some burglares are beginning to take place around town

    -- Posted by Two6pac on Mon, Mar 23, 2020, at 5:10 PM
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