City of Rector, Country Libraries Latest Closures

Thursday, March 19, 2020

With the number of Arkansans testing positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, more closing are being announced. The latest announces come from the county libraries and the City of Rector, as both are curtailing visits from the public for the time being.

As earlier reported, the living history event at the Rector Community Center has been postponed from Thursday night, along with the regular meeting of the Piggott City Council.

Here is a news release from the City of Rector concerning operations.

Due to evolving concerns related to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Rector has announced that it will be closing City Hall, and all other City buildings to the public beginning Thursday, March 19th, 2020 until further notice.

The Rector Community Center will closed to the public, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This will not affect the Arkansas Revenue Office. They will maintain regular office hours. If you have any business with the Rector Community Center please call 870-595-2188 or 870-595-3035.

All public city meetings, including April’s City Council meeting, will be postponed and rescheduled for a later date as the situation evolves.

At this time, all City of Rector employees will continue to report to work, and departments will remain open. The City intends to maintain essential functions and services at full capacity. The public will be able to contact all departments by phone and e-mail. The City of Rector is requesting that residents and other individuals seeking to attend to City-related business do so remotely when possible, online, by phone or through the mail, or delay any business that requires in-person interaction with City of Rector employees until a future date. Individuals encountering urgent, time-sensitive situations requiring the attention of City of Rector staff are advised to contact the appropriate department by phone and your matter will be handled promptly and accordingly.

Rector Police Department: 870-595-2423

Rector Fire Department: 870-595-3035

Rector District Court: 870-595-9805. The Clerk will be in the office to take calls Monday-Wednesday, 9am – 2pm. To make a payment of court fines. You can send via USPS to Rector District Court 409 S Stewart St. Rector AR 72461 or make a payment online at

City Hall/Rector Water Department/Rector Street Department: 870-595-3035

Payments will be accepted:

Via the USPS: 409 S Stewart St. Rector AR 72461

Drop box. Please put payments and the small side of your bill in a sealed envelope with your name and address or account number. We do not recommend paying in cash but if that is your only option, please use as exact change as possible. Any monies paid over your bill will be credited to your next month’s bill. The drop box will be emptied periodically throughout the day.

Thru your banks online bill paying service. The banks mail checks to our office.

If you need to set up new service or transfer service, please call or email the Rector Water Department at 870-595-3035 or

As there are no confirmed or presumptive cases of coronavirus in Rector at this time, this measure is precautionary, and intended to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus locally and avoid widespread disruptions to City services. The City will closely monitor the status of coronavirus locally to determine when City buildings can be safely re-opened to the public. The City of Rector is committed to providing timely and up-to-date information to residents regarding the status of coronavirus locally and precautionary measures being implemented by the City. Residents are encouraged to monitor for updates or the multiple City of Rector social media pages.

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