Newburgh City Hall reopens to public

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NEWBURGH – City of Newburgh Government will reopen to the public today, Monday. Modifications and precautions are meant to ensure the safety of both visitors and staff.

  • Visitors are required to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and use sanitizer upon entry.
  • If you or any member of your party is displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 or have returned from a quarantine-required state within the last 14 days – do not enter.
  • If traveling in a group, only the visitor conducting business is allowed into the building. Other members of the group must remain outside. A lone traveling adult with children should make security aware that children are accompanying them.
  • There are maximum number of visitor limits at each city government location. Final determination of entry is determined by security or city management.
  • Please follow staff directions as some processes and procedures may have changed since your last visit. Changes have been made for the safety of the public and staff.
  • Only one group traveling together is allowed in the elevator at a time. Otherwise, only 1 person is to use the elevator at a time.
  • Once business is complete, visitors are to exit the building immediately. Do not loiter.

City council work sessions and meetings will continue to be held virtually and information can be found on the City of Newburgh website’s public meetings calendar at www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov.

These meetings are facilitated through Zoom and access information along with the agenda are posted in advance. People are able to submit public comments via email and can register to participate in public forums if these are scheduled.

The Activity Center remains closed to the public. Sports fields at Delano-Hutch Stadium are closed and will be renovated at this time.

The Public Works office on Pierces Road will permit one visitor at a time. Bulk pick-up service will resume on Wednesday, July 15. The offices for police, fire, and water are accessible by appointment only.

A State of Emergency was declared in the City of Newburgh in mid-March and the declaration implemented limitations on city government operations to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Almost all transactions remained available without interruption and city staff used the time to streamline operations to facilitate better access to services that can be handled remotely. Staff in diverse departments, including Water and Planning & Development, successfully transitioned to providing services while working from home.

Many city government transactions can be conducted via phone, email, and through the city website. People are encouraged to call ahead to see if they can save time and skip the trip to our offices. A list of phone numbers for city departments can be found on the city website at www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov.

People who have questions or concerns about city operations during the reopening process are encouraged to call the City Manager’s Office at 845-569-7301.

 




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