Ozarks Electric suspends disconnections for non-payment during coronavirus outbreak

Officials with Ozarks Electric Cooperative said customers won’t have their service disconnected because of non-payment until at least April 15, due to growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

“We want to do everything we can to keep our members, our customers, our employees and our communities safe, while still providing reliable power, internet, TV and telephone service,” stated a news release.

The lobbies at the company’s four offices will also be closed through April 15, but bills can still be paid at the drive-through windows weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Payment can also be made 24 hour a day at payment kiosks located inside lobby entrances and at remote locations throughout the company’s coverage area.

Officials said the company will continue to monitor the situation and adapt as necessary. Anyone with questions should call 1-800-521-6144.