In the wake of the issuance of the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order, issued yesterday evening, and several other State and Federal directives and Executive Orders that have been released over the past two (2) weeks, the City of Hanford has already made the determination that all City services are essential services as defined by the references in the Governor’s Order. As such, the City will continue to provide all services as we are able and is already reassigning employees to help cover tasks and public inquires in other divisions. The public should be aware that all lobbies for City facilities have been closed to public access and the appropriate signage is in place to notify citizens how to contact those individual departments by phone to arrange access if needed.
To reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 and to align with Directives and Executive Orders from state and local authorities, and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have made the decision to cancel many city events and close community centers, such as the Longfield Center. City operations have not been impacted as of yet but the best practices are ever evolving and that may change at any moment. In the meantime, City services are still available and updates will be posted on this page and the City’s social media pages should changes be made to City operations. Your City Council is still scheduled to meet tomorrow night, and will receive a COVID-19 update, along with discussion and potential action authorizing staff to take various steps to respond to State and Federal mandates as they evolve.City Council is still scheduled to meet tomorrow night, and will receive a COVID-19 update, along with discussion regarding authorizing staff to take various steps to respond to State and Federal mandates as they evolve.
The Finance Department/Utility Billing department is closed for in-person payments. Cash will temporarily be accepted through the drop box located in the front of the building. Cash must be in a sealed envelope and it must contain the correct account number and address.