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Orem closes some public facilities through end of November

Orem City Center
Posted at 1:44 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 12:48:55-05

OREM, Utah — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the City of Orem to close or limit some of its public facilities through the end of the month.

"COVID-19 is disrupting many aspects of our lives, including now more than 50 employees being out with either the virus or an exposure. We are at the point where keeping minimal staffing levels is becoming difficult, and in some situations nearly impossible," a statement from the city said.

Orem's City Center is closed to walk-in traffic, but residents can still get help at or by calling 801-229-7000.

The Temporary Fitness Center (downstairs in the senior center) and the city's pools are also closed. According to the city, five lifeguards are already in quarantine and keeping the pools open is not feasible.

The Orem Library will be open to the public from noon to 7 p.m., but only for picking up items on hold. Librarians will be available by phone from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist with holds, electronic resources and questions. Call 801-229-7050 to speak with a librarian. In-person services, including computer, printer and Makerspace resources, are not available.