The city of Wichita will be closing a number of public facilities for the next two weeks to minimize the risk of coronavirus.  There will also be steps taken to protect city hall visitors and city employees.

The city will close the following facilities from March 17th through March 27th:

·         All Wichita Public Library locations

·         Wichita Municipal Court is suspended from March 18 until April 6.  Any cases currently set for these dates will be rescheduled.  Domestic violence bond-out cases will proceed as scheduled.

·         Botanica

·         CityArts

·         Century II

·         Old Cowtown Museum

·         Mid-America All-Indian Museum

·         Wichita Art Museum

·         Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department’s Neighborhood Inspection division will not accept walk-in customers or appointments

·         Wichita Park and Recreation centers (includes spring break camps and recreation programming)

·         Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center

·         Water Center

·         Great Plains Nature Center (outdoor public area remains open)

·         Atwater, Colvin and Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Centers

·         The Q-line will not operate. All other Transit bus routes will continue to operate on a normal schedule.

·         Public events and programming such as District Advisory Board meetings and City advisory boards meetings.

 

City council meetings will continue as scheduled and they will be open to the public, but agendas will be limited to essential business items.

City hall, police and fire stations will remain open, but public tours will be suspended

Wichita parks and public golf courses will be open, but tee times at the golf courses will be staggered to ensure proper social distancing for players.

Wichita Public Works and Utilities will suspend water shutoffs for the next two weeks.

City officials will continue to look at the needs of the community and decide if the closures need to be extended for a longer period of time.