COVID-19 UPDATES

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September 10, 2020 3:00 PM

Ordinance 20-028 passed extending same measures enacted in Ordinance 20-010

On October 27, Ordinance 20-028 was passed and will go into effect upon publication.

ORDINANCE UPDATE
Emergency Ordinance 20-028 (previously Ordinances 20-007 & 20-010 adopted July 7, 2020) which outlines continued safety measures and requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19 continues to be in effect. On October 28th, it was extended for a period of sixty (60) days. This ordinance outlines efforts that provide requirements for the reopening of businesses with reduced occupancy capacities and COVID-19 mitigation strategies in place. Ordinance 20-028 includes the same language and is a continuance of Ordinances 20-007 and 20-010. Since adoption amendments have included an addition of a requirement for all bar and restaurant staff and employees to wear masks. Other additions include community-wide mask mandates.

View Ordinance 20-010 (revised): http://cityofbrookings.org/Archive.aspx?ADID=7616

The City's COVID-19 webpage (http://cityofbrookings.org/covid19) includes Quick Guide and Frequently Asked Questions documents which provide an overview of the reopening plan and process. There is also a capacity calculating spreadsheet for businesses to determine their reduced occupancy capacities.

City Facilities Update
The City & County Government Center City offices will now be open to the public Monday through Friday 8am-5pm beginning September 11, 2020. The City still encourages members of the public to call ahead or to conduct business virtually when possible.

Other city facility reopening measures may have dates and times which vary based on the nature of the operations each performs. Some facilities will remain closed or have limited hours until further notice. Community members are strongly encouraged to call ahead to verify access and hours.

Reopening information for each facility and department will be released via the City's Website and social media. Edgebrook Golf Course, parks (with the exception of some park facilities), nature trails, and open space are open for recreation opportunities.

View current local, regional and national COVID-19 data: http://cityofbrookings.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2973

Updated information and notice of additional action will be provided through press releases, social media, City website, City alert system, and Engage Brookings mobile app.

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