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Sunday September 20th, 2020 9:53AM

Gainesville administrative offices and buildings return to pre-COVID hours

By Tara Brolley Anchor/Reporter

City of Gainesville administrative offices and buildings downtown are now back to a pre-COVID schedule.

Facilities opening their doors to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday include the Gainesville Administrative Building, historic Gainesville City Hall and Gainesville Community & Economic Development building (all located off Henry Ward Way), plus the Gainesville Public Safety Complex (located off Queen City Parkway).

There will be some adjustments to keep everyone safe and healthy, including social distancing, regular sanitization and limiting the number of visitors. Staff have also measured and taped off spaces on floors to ensure visitors remain 6 feet apart.

“We are continuing to ask that those who visit us in city-owned spaces wear masks when possible, especially when interacting with our staff,” Brian Lackey, Gainesville City Manager, said.

Some departments are also utilizing signage, ropes and a take-a-number system to control customer flow, limit public access to certain areas and streamline services.

“The situation surrounding our regular daily operations remains fluid, but we’re working to balance both the need to serve the public, as well as keep them and city staff safe during unpredictable times,” Lackey said.

Gainesville Department of Water Resources’ internal customer service office and the Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center remain closed to the public.

The city will continue to communicate all cancellations, closures and possible service interruptions on the city's website and on the Gainesville Georgia Government Facebook page.

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