In light of continued COVID-19 safety concerns the Village of Hemingford has decided not to open the pool for the 2020 swimming season. This difficult decision was made by Village officials due to concerns that the social distancing measures could not be adequately enforced in an aquatic environment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread through properly treated water. However, there is a definite concern the virus could be spread in the pool bathhouses, restrooms, on pool ladders, slides and pool lounge chairs. Local public health officials agree that the peak of the Crona-virus in the Panhandle is at least a couple of weeks away and that the illness will remain a serious concern for months. Consequently, it would be extremely difficult to enforce the proper social distancing during aquatic activities to ensure swimmer safety. Based on these and many other factors, it has been determined that in the interest of public health the pool will remain closed the the summer of 2020. if you have questions please call the Hemingford village Office 308-487-3465
Hemingford Police Department
Our community is experiencing some unprecedented temporary changes due to COVID-19. These changes involve the way we do business and live our lives. The Health Directive issued by the Governor makes several of these changes now enforceable by law and a criminal offense. The Hemingford Police Department will enforce these health directives as declared by the Governor.
- No groups of 10 people or more.
- Bars and Restaurants shall close their dining areas and serve, to-to, curbside or delivery only, No more than 10 patrons picking up food or drinks at a time, and ask if food prep time is extended to have the customers wait in their vehicles or leave and return to pick up food when preparation is complete.
- Bars can sell mixed drinks in a to-go cup with a sealed lid. this must remain sealed until you return to your home. Placing a straw in the cup makes it illegal as an open alcohol container. You may not consume alcohol in your vehicle, on sidewalks or any public property.
Lets all do our part to reduce the spread of this virus and practice social distancing. Please support our local businesses by ordering carry out and keep our local economy strong.
If you have any questions please contact the Hemingford Police Department 308-487-3768
Chief Dusty Bryner
Office reopened to Public
The Village office is reopened to the public, however, we are asking that only one resident at a time enter the building. Regular business hours M-F 8:30-5:00. If your business can be conducted by phone or online, those services are still available.
All non-essential services are still suspended.
Utility services will be limited to emergency only response, during regular business hours please contact the village office and someone will address your needs as quickly as possible. Crew members will remain on call for after hour emergencies and can be reached by calling the Box Butte County Sheriffs office at 308-762-6464 and they will contact the appropriate person on call.
Hemingford Public Library, the Library will remain closed until further notice and is also offering a curbside service on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm Patrons can call the library at 308-487-3454 and request books or leave a message for the Librarians to call them during curbside hours. We will continue automatically renewed any books that are checked out during this time unless it is returned to the Library in the drop box.