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Posted on: May 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings Facilities Remain Closed - Reopening Measures Planned for Mid-May

City of BrookingsPRESS RELEASE GRAPHIC: Facilities and Offices Remain Closed - Reopening Measures Pl

The City of Brookings has announced that it will be extending facility and office closures through Mid-May with a tentative reopening date of May, 18th based on reevaluation of current circumstances and conditions.

On Monday, May 4th the Brookings City Council enacted Emergency Resolution 20-038, a resolution modifying certain measures which had been outlined in Ordinance 20-005. The City of Brookings staff is currently working on a plan which will incrementally reopen some City of Brookings facilities, events, and departments including offices located within the City & County Government Building, Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department, the Brookings Public Library, and more. Reopening plans will include safety measures that follow CDC guidelines and requirements which are outlined by Resolution 20-038.  

The City notes that each City department or facility may implement different reopening measures based on the nature of the operations each performs. Residents can see updates by visiting the COVID-19 page at or by following the City’s social media pages.

Brookings facilities and departments continue to operate and provide services to the community at this time. Citizens are being asked to continue to contact departments and offices via phone, email, and by utilizing online services. Residents can also utilize Engage Brookings which is available on the City of Brookings website and by mobile app.

The primary concern is for the safety and health of Brookings citizens and employees during the quickly changing aspects of the Coronavirus pandemic. The City wants to thank community members for their understanding and patience during this time.

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