"The health and safety of the community as well as City employees is our number one priority," Sedalia officials said in a press release on Monday.

"We would like to remind customers that the City of Sedalia offers multiple ways to pay your utility bills without the need for contact," the release stated.

Payments can be paid online at www.sedalia-water.com, by telephone at (660) 851-1704, and left in their new drop box located behind City Hall at 200 S Osage.

"Please help limit the spread of the coronavirus, and protect the health and safety of the citizens of Sedalia and our employees, by reducing social interaction," official said.