Most city buildings will re-open to the public beginning Monday, May 3. The city will also continue to mandate mask-wearing within city facilities to protect the public and employees.
However, for members of the public who choose to continue to do business without physically coming into facilities, please feel free to contact city employees via phone or email. Our goal will be to continue to serve you using methods that make the public most comfortable.
We will also continue virtual meetings through May; the meetings will be live-streamed and available via WebEx. If Governor Holcomb’s Emergency Order for meetings is not extended through May allowing this, we will go back to in-person meetings and will let the public know of the changes.
We continue to make decisions to protect employees’ health and safety, as well as for members of the public. The following details how each building will be affected:
- City Hall and Police Office Building – open beginning May 3;
- Note: New doors are being installed at the south entrance to City Hall. Please follow signs to enter the building;
- Animal Care Building closed – appointment only;
- Donner Center Building – open beginning May 3;
- Utilities Building – open beginning May 3; Drive-through open;
- Fire Stations – continued to be closed to the public;
- Hamilton Center – continued open for use;
- Gymnastics Center at FFY – continued open for use;
- DPW Building – open beginning May 3;
- Transit – buses will continue to run as normal; mask mandate based on federal guidelines;
- Parks Open; please go to the Parks and Recreation page on the City’s website for more information on youth and adult events at https://columbusparksandrec.com/
- The Commons – continue to be closed except via appointment;
- Aviation offices open beginning May 3.
Mayor Lienhoop urges members of the public to continue to take the virus seriously and follow the guidelines laid out by the CDC and the State of Indiana. Masks, social distancing, good hygiene, and avoiding crowds and groups are key to protecting the community’s health and economy.
Mayor Lienhoop also encourages members of the public to get vaccinations when they are able – to prevent the transmission of the virus and help us get back to normal activities, events, work, and social gatherings. For information about vaccinations or to find a vaccine site, please visit the COVID-19 Task Force website at https://covid19communitytaskforce.org/