With recent concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to provide information about how our City staff are working to prevent the spread of the virus along with recommendations about how you can help us reduce the risk of exposure to the virus for our staff and residents.
Our City of Papillion departments and facilities are currently business as usual, but we are stepping up our practices for disinfecting our workspaces and public areas, reminding staff and the public about healthy/sanitary habits, and taking steps to protect those on our staff who would be the most vulnerable to virus.
Here are some things to highlight:
- Papillion Landing and Sump Memorial Library are taking all practical steps to keep public areas as sanitary as possible. We are also encouraging the public to wipe down equipment and items before and after they use them. We’d ask that anyone with a fever or an active cough please not visit these locations. If you display symptoms of being sick, our staff will politely ask you to leave. If you are sick and have materials overdue, simply let our library staff know and they can make arrangements to accept them at a later time.
- If you don’t already, consider using Xpress Bill Pay to pay your water/sewer bill online rather than in person: https://www.xpressbillpay.com/#/?org=Papillion10099. You are also welcome to use our drop box at City Hall rather than face-to-face.
- If you interact with our Police and Fire Departments and you have symptoms, please make sure they are aware. (Sarpy 911 is also asking callers about possible exposure and symptoms.)
For those who are visiting our City facilities and interacting with staff, please follow CDC recommendations:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds (especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing).
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth — especially after touching commonly used items like handrails, elevator buttons and doorknobs.
- Carry hand sanitizer in your purse or pockets.
- Consider foregoing handshakes and exchanging business cards for the time being.
- Practice coughing and sneezing hygiene: Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue (or your elbow), then throw the tissue in the trash (not in your bag or pocket).
Here are some other helpful resources: