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  • Cydney Thompson, Northeast Arkansas News

City Council Chambers Open for Members and Resident with Guidelines

Officials announce they are reopening the chambers to members and residents for council and committee meetings. But with a limit of only 30 people and social distancing strictly enforced.

“We think this is going to be good with the fact that this is the first time in a few weeks, matter fact the first two or three months that we’ve had that relationship, personal relationship if you will of looking at each other. So, I think it’s going to be good,” Jonesboro Mayor, Harold Perrin said.

City officials like the city clerk, city attorney, chief of staff and others will be included in that number, media next, and then anyone who has emailed a question to council comments two hours before the meeting.

Council members will still have the option to attend virtually—with the meeting still available online.

Seating will be arranged to maintain the 6-foot distance and face coverings will be required for everyone present.

“COVID-19 is still with us, so we’ll do everything we’re doing here and that means checking temperatures, we’ll ask questions before they come in,” Perrin said.

For anyone who can’t physically attend but have questions you can drop them off at the municipal building two hours before, email them at or call.


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