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COVID-19 Community Partner Update - March 30, 2020

Post Date:03/30/2020 8:47 PM

For more information visit cosatx.us/COVID19. 

COVID-19 tests done in San Angelo (as of 2 p.m. March 30):

  • 367 total
  • 161 pending
  • 200 negative
  • 6 positive

Fort Concho:

Effective 5 p.m. Monday, March 30, the fort’s Visitor Center at Barracks 1, 630 South Oakes Street, will be closed to the public and remain closed until future conditions improve to allow its safe operations for both guests and staff. The site’s tour and display buildings will also remain closed, but the site grounds will be open for walking. Site maps briefly outlining the fort’s history will be available on the Barracks 1 porch outside the entrance doors.

“Guest traffic has declined to nothing due to local and state restrictions on travel and related tourism/guest services,” Site Manager Bob Bluthardt said.

The fort’s 10-acre parade ground provides a lush, open space for walking and general exercise. As long as the City operates, staff will be working onsite with someone inside the Barracks 1 offices to handle any special issues. Calling ahead at 481-2646 is recommended to ensure staff assistance on site.

All fort events and rentals for April have been canceled or postponed to later dates. Frontier Day will move to Saturday, June 6. The Cowboy Way Jubilee will move to the extended July 23-26 weekend. Future changes and adjustments to the fort’s schedule or events, programs and services will appear on the fort’s website at fortconcho.com and Facebook page.

“While we are closed to the public our mules will be fed, site buildings and grounds will be checked, and ongoing maintenance and repair projects will continue,” Bluthardt said. “The fort has been here 153 years and it will be ready for guests when our current crisis passes.”

 

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