Carthage City Hall

Carthage City Hall is pictured on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

The City of Carthage announced Tuesday that it would extend its coronavirus closures through April 30.

The move comes after President Donald Trump extended its social distancing guidelines to that same date on Sunday.

The City of Carthage closed public access to its facilities, including the City Hall lobby and the police and fire departments, last week to try to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

Residents who need to visit City Hall are asked to either conduct business on the phone or email or make an appointment to come in person. Water payments can be made through the drive-thru, a night deposit box or on the city’s website.

All events at the Carthage Civic Center, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and the Davis Park Community Center have been cancelled until further notice. All league play and practices for baseball, softball and soccer at the Ballpark have also been cancelled.

The city’s parks are still open, including the walking trail at the Ballpark and Davis Park.