City of College Park Postpones City Hall Reopening to Monday, June 1
Transitional reopening of city municipal operations shifts based on new data
College Park, Ga. (Wednesday, May 13, 2020) – The City of College Park announces today it will postpone the reopening of City Hall and municipal operations to Monday, June 1. The decision comes with new data revealed on Tuesday, May 12, concerning seven-day trends related to the spread of COVID-19. Upon reopening, officials intend on a transitional process, with all rank and file employees returning to work and guests able to enter City Hall for appointments and utility bill payments.
This Thursday, May 14, a partial reopening of parks will take place – public parks will reopen, however, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts and recreation centers will remain closed to the public. The City of College Park Municipal Golf Course will reopen with 30-minute increments between tee times.
“At this time, the data in our area does not support reopening,” says College Park Mayor Bianca Motley Broom. “Throughout this situation, we have attempted to make evidence-based decisions in consultation with guidance from local, state and federal experts. While data for the state as a whole is trending downward on a more consistent level, the situation in Fulton and Clayton Counties is less clear.”
The City of College Park has been creative during the pandemic, providing laptops and additional solutions for staffers to telework. Many of those options will stay in place through June 1.
“Our City Hall employees are some of the most dedicated professionals in the business. It is the responsibility of leadership to balance the totality of the information we receive to ensure the health, safety and welfare of everyone who enters our doors,” the Mayor added. “We look forward to serving the needs of College Park’s residents and guests as soon as possible.”
“The health and safety of all city employees and citizens remains our highest priority, and we concluded that the best decision is to postpone the transitional reopening, but move forward with the opening of some outdoor community spaces,” says Terrence R. Moore, ICMA-CM, City Manager. “We are committed to serving the City of College Park, and look forward to a full reopening when we feel it is in the best interest of our community.”
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