Welland to open City Hall, other municipal building on September 7

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Published September 2, 2021 at 11:51 am

Welland City Hall and other major municipal buildings will be back open to the public starting September 7.

“We follow the best public health advice from the province and the region,” said Adam Eckhart, fire chief and community emergency management coordinator.

“Our reopening plan adheres to the provisions set forth by the province and goes beyond in some areas, such as increasing frequency of cleaning and continuing to promote virtual and non-essential in-person visits.”

In a release, the city said, “Each City department has included protocols and preferences for booking appointments, services available without appointments, and posted capacity limits for all community and meeting rooms.”

They added that during facility closures, staff installed building modifications to meet the standards and guidelines provided by public health. As a result, installing floor markers, service counter barriers, and establishing entry and exit points facilitating safe traffic flow is in place when doors open September 7.

All staff and visitors must complete and pass a passive screening questionnaire, and visitors entering the building and non-staff will check in with security upon entry and a face-covering is required, with limited exceptions.

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