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Local closures, cancellations continue

MARQUETTE — More agencies have announced closures during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announced it will close its district offices and other facilities to visits from the public to help mitigate the coronavirus spread.

EGLE employees will continue to interact, primarily via phone and email, with permittees and permit applicants, current and prospective grantees, members of the public and other stakeholders.

Staff contact lists will be posted on the front door of EGLE district offices. Department-wide contact information is available by clicking “Contacts” on the EGLE website at MIchigan.gov.

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority has closed its office at 337 W. Washington St., Marquette, and will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

MDDA staff can be reached by phone at 906-228-9475 or email: Rebecca Salmon, executive director, extension 103, Becky@downtownmarquette.org; Tara Laase-McKinney, promotions and events coordinator, extension 104; Tara@downtownmarquette.org; Sarah Trumbly, operations administrator, extension 101, Sarah@downtownmarquette.org; Sara Johnson, Farmers Market manager, extension 104, Farmersmarket@downtownmarquette.org; and Kaitlin Sellers, office assistant, extension 102, Kaitlin@downtownmarquette.org.

MDDA maintenance staff will work on an as-needed basis, focusing on essential functions only.

Beginning today, Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will modify current options and return to the regularly scheduled branch hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 11 a.m.to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. They will remain closed on Saturdays. During this time, in-person transactions will continue to be available only for critical services and by appointment through April 5.

The regular monthly meeting of the Marquette County Board of Health, which was to have been held on Wednesday, has been canceled.The next meeting is scheduled for April 29.

The sale of used books planned by the Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library scheduled for Thursday through Saturday has been postponed indefinitely. The library is closed at least until April 6.

Classes and events at Dance Zone in Marquette have been canceled through March 30. Contact msklar@nmu.edu for more information.

The April 18 banquet for the Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited has been rescheduled for Oct. 17 at the Northern Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

All Keweenaw Bay Indian Community buildings will be closed, with the exception of the health center, Community Foods, senior center except for pickup and delivery of meals only, Transitional Home Programs and Services, the solid waste facility and police. The health center requires people to call ahead at 906-353-8700, as does the pharmacy, which can be reached at 906-353-4555 for prescription pickup.

Christie Bleck can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250. Her email address is cbleck@miningjournal.net

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