Lake Elsinore City Hall to close to the public

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Lake Elsinore City Hall is closed to the public for three weeks due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Valley News/Kim Harris photo

Lake Elsinore is the latest city to announce a closure of a government building due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The city will close its city hall beginning Monday, July 13, Lake Elsinore announced Friday, July 10.

“As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rise in Riverside County, on Monday, July 13, 2020, City Hall will be closed once again to the public,” the city said in an emailed statement to Valley News. “City Hall is expected to remain closed to the public for the next three to four weeks.”

With the closure the city of Lake Elsinore hopes to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the city said, adding it was encouraging residents to “stay vigilant and take all steps necessary to protect themselves and their families” by following mandated public health orders.

As of the time of this posting, Lake Elsinore had reported 407 active cases of COVID-19 with 10 deaths, an increase of 79 cases as compared to one week ago.

During the closure Lake Elsinore will continue to provide all services using its online portal so residents can access any services that they may need while city hall is closed to the public.

The Lake Elsinore citizen self-service portal can be accessed by visiting, http://www.lake-elsinore.org/city-services/online-services/citizen-self-service-portal.

For any questions, contact Lake Elsinore City Hall at 951-674-3124.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times,” the city said

Kim Harris can be reached by email at valleyeditor@reedermedia.com.