Morris City Manager Blaine Hill. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

While City Hall offices are temporarily closed to the public, Morris Transit is still running. Morris City Manager Blaine Hill told KMRS that public transportation is considered an essential service.

“We’re actually encouraged by the state system to provide public transport to people,” said Hill. “But at the same time, we’re really concerned about the safety of our drivers that are out there providing that service. We’re waiting for some additional guidance on what we need to be doing.”

Hill acknowledged that ridership has substantially dropped in the wake of the coronavirus scare, and he expects some layoffs among Transit drivers.

On another note, the Morris Liquor Store will remain open for the time being.

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