COVID cases lead Turlock to close city offices at least two weeks. Council to use Zoom

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An increase in the number of COVID-19 cases affecting city employees had led Turlock to close its offices and other facilities to the public through at least Jan. 21, according to a news release Saturday night.

The closures take effect immediately. "We have detected a noticeable increase in COVID cases affecting our work force in what appears to be an aggressive spread of the virus," Interim City Manager Sarah Tamey Eddy said in the release. "To do our best to protect the public and our employees, we've decided to close city offices to the public and reinstate work schedules that emphasize physical distancing."

The Jan. 11 and Jan. 25 regular City Council meetings will be held solely online, using Zoom. Though the meetings are closed to in-person appearances, the public can still participate using electronic devices or telephone.

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