Fort Belknap temporarily closes buildings to public
Fort Belknap will be temporarily closing its doors following a 5-0 vote at the Commissioners Court meeting on Monday. The decision comes after declarations made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Young County Judge John Bullock.
Gov. Abbott, last week declared, “every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings and groups more than 10.” The declaration coincides with the recommendations presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and echoed by President Donald Trump.
The decision was made after Jim Hammond, director of Fort Belknap, sought advice from the court regarding events scheduled at the fort, including family reunions.
“April is a busy month at the fort,” he said. “Most of the family reunions have called and canceled, but I have a few that haven’t done anything yet. It’s kind of my question when it comes to (them).”
Hammond said that the events typically don’t happen when there are less than 30. He added that some event organizers had called and asked for advice as well.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, March 25 edition of The Graham Leader.