The Town of Robbins Wednesday issued a State of Emergency Declaration due to COVID-19.

“This immediate action is required to protect public health from the spread of the disease, reduce further mass gatherings, ensure public safety and render emergency relief,” said the town in a news release.

Robbins Board of Commissioners authorized the immediate action listed:

Town offices will be closed to the public effective March 18, 2020, until the state of emergency has been lifted or the Board of Commissioners takes action to reopen to the public. Assistance to customers will still be available via phone and email, where possible;

To reduce the spread of the virus water and sewer customers are asked to pay their bills by check or credit card via mail, phone, or drive thru window;

Temporarily suspend water disconnections for nonpayment of bills during the outbreak, until the state of emergency is lifted, or the Board of Commissioners takes action to end this grace period. This suspension does not reduce the amount owed to the Town, and customers are cautioned not to allow their payments to fall behind unnecessarily;

No public recreation spaces will be available for rental use by groups or individuals.

The State of Emergency will remain in effect until rescinded by the Town Board of Commissioners.

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