Although some programs and events are canceled and many facilities are not readily accessible, the City of Harrison will begin easing some local COVID-19 restrictions at the end of May. Perhaps the most notable sign of this will be the Yard Waste Clean-Up May 30. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, area residents may take their yard waste such as tree limbs, brush, clippings, leaves, etc., to 510 Industrial Drive near the City garage/salt dome. Residents are asked to stay in their vehicles while City employees remove the waste from the cars and trucks.
Other COVID-19 related developments are outlined in the timeline, below.
Beginning June 1
- All City employees will return to normal work schedules no later than June 1 and will continue to receive daily health screenings.
- Community Center employees will wear face masks/coverings when in public areas of the building and when interacting with residents.
- Yard sales will once again be permitted. No permits are required, but hosts and attendees are encouraged to maintain social distancing.
Beginning June 2
- City Council will conduct an in-person meeting June 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Public attendance is limited to practical social distancing space within the room.
- When the public enters the Community Center and Council Chambers, they will not be required to wear a face mask/covering, but they are strongly encouraged to do so.
- If a person has a cough or displays signs of illness, they will be asked to wear a mask.
- The public will only be allowed in the lobby, lobby restrooms and Council Chambers.
- All other areas are closed to the public and no loitering or waiting in the lobby is permitted except when waiting to be escorted to a previously scheduled meeting.
Beginning June 12
- Cash payments will be accepted by both Utility and Building and Zoning departments beginning June 12.
- Utility payments may still be made at the drop box or window slot at the Community Center.
- Building & Zoning applications may still be placed in the window slot.
- Appointments are necessary if wishing to pay or apply in person.
Beginning June 23
- The Harrison Board of Zoning Appeals will have an in-person meeting at the Community Center Council Chambers beginning at 7 p.m.
Other City Services and Events
- All public parks, the dog park, basketball/tennis/pickleball courts and skateboard park remain open, but playground equipment is off-limits until further notice. Social distancing in these areas is highly encouraged.
- Senior programs will not operate (except for Meals on Wheels) until further notice.
- The Summer Fun Program and the June Summer Concerts have been canceled.
- The status of the July 4 Parade and Fireworks is still to be determined.
- The Memorial Day parade has been canceled by local veterans organizations.