City of Paris Government Updates Closures, Incoming Weather, Safety Precautions and Covid-19 Vaccine Info

Posted 2/16/2021: City of Paris offices and facilities will be closed again tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17.  This includes the business offices, landfill, animal shelter and civic center.  

City sanitation routes will run on their regular Wednesday schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17.

According to Ron Watkins, county emergency management director, “The National Weather Service is forecasting 3-5 inches of snow Wednesday night and another 1-3 inches of snow on Thursday with continued frigid temperatures.  This will once again make travel hazardous.”

The Inman School Tornado Shelter remains open for persons needing a warm place to go until temperatures rebound hopefully this weekend.  Paris Police and Sheriffs Dept personnel are monitoring the shelter while persons are there.  The shelter is located at 400 Harrison St, Paris.  Anyone needing assistance can call the sheriffs dept at 642-1672.

COVID-19 vaccines have been suspended due to winter weather conditions according to Tracy Byrd, Henry County Health Dept Director.  Ms. Byrd stated, “The health dept will be contacting persons directly to schedule their appointment as soon as we can reopen vaccination points.  Persons who have had to miss an appointment due to weather or persons who are now due for a second dose, will be contacted directly for an appointment as soon as the weather allows us to resume vaccinations.”

Current phase of dispensing includes: Persons 70 years old and older, teachers, first-responders and healthcare workers.  Persons who would like to receive their first vaccine dose can schedule an appointment online at or call 866-442-5301.


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