City Offices COVID Health and Safety Measures

Several health and safety measures are in place to help limit the potential for COVID-19 spread among elected officials, staff and visitors. 

Services and meeting access previously provided online or via phone and email are still available.The majority of business transactions and meetings do not require you to come to City buildings in person. 

Some City departments may have appointment-only access. Please call the department in advance of your visit to learn about any access restrictions that may be in place.

Facility Modifications and Cleaning Practices

  • Common areas, offices and frequently touched surfaces are receiving enhanced cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day.
  • City buildings have UV lights and Needlepoint Ionization air purification devices installed in their HVAC systems.
  • Fresh air intake has been increased into buildings and HVAC systems.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout City Hall.

Social Distancing and Masks

  • Masks are not required to enter City buildings; however, masks are recommended especially for those who are not yet fully vaccinated. 
  • Masks are available in every City building, at no cost, for staff and visitor use.
  • Social distancing is recommended, particularly for those who are not yet fully vaccinated or unable to wear a mask.

Health Precautions In Place for City Staff

  • The City encourages staff to become fully vaccinated.
  • Staff are discouraged against coming to work if sick. 
  • Contract tracing and testing practices are in place, per CDC guidelines.
  • Masks are provided to all staff.
  • Where possible, staff can choose to attend meetings virtually or in person, depending on preference.  
  • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing stations are available in all City facilities.
  • Work spaces are routinely cleaned and disinfected.

Public Access to City Hall Spaces

  • During public meetings that extend past 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, members of the public can access City Council chambers and second floor overflow seating using the main staircase, stairwells and elevator to the second floor.
  • Members of the public can access the third floor via stairwell and elevator between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Basement access via the employee outside entrance, stairwells and elevator is available only to City staff with badge permissions.

Public Meetings

City Council Meetings

  • A virtual attendance option (via Zoom) remains in place for City Council meetings until further notice.
  • Registration to speak on an agenda item is required whether you attend a public meeting in person or virtually.
  • If you want to watch a meeting but aren’t interested in participating in public comment, you can watch through the City’s YouTube channel, Cox Channel 216, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 or through the City’s livestreaming channel.

Other Public Meetings

  • Not all public meetings will have in-person access. 
  • Board and Committee Chairs may opt to continue with virtual-only access until further notice.
  • Please check the public meetings calendar to learn whether a meeting is offering hybrid (virtual and in-person) or virtual-only attendance. 

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