Beginning Monday, June 15, Hinesville City Hall and the Hinesville Police Department and Hinesville Fire Station 1 will reopen to the public with social distancing measures and requirements in place for employees and visitors, according to a release issued by the city.
Hinesville Fire Station 2 will remain closed to public access. City facilities closed to the public on Friday, March 20 and many employees have been working remotely since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with guidelines from Governor Brian Kemp and the current public health emergency, the City will enact certain measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 between employees and visitors, especially those who are asymptomatic, the release said.
Staff will sanitize areas frequently, especially high-touch surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Staff members will also wear masks when interacting with members of the public. Beginning June 15, face masks/cloth face coverings and a temperature screening will be required to enter city facilities. While visitors will not be forced to comply with the measures, those who choose to do so may be refused entry. Touchless hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the building at strategic points for visitors and staff to use as they move through the building.
The release went on to say that the public will be able to determine the best paths to navigate buildings with directional floor signage and social distancing signage in facilities. Visitors to City Hall are asked to enter the building at the double doors located on Martin Luther King Drive and will be directed to exit through the door next to Council Chambers back on to Martin Luther King Drive. Those who visit HPD and the Municipal Court will need to follow signage in the lobby. Visitors to Fire Station 1 will be allowed to enter the building 1 person at a time. These measures will be in place until further notice. An announcement regarding their suspension will be posted to the City’s website and social media accounts.
The City of Hinesville would like to remind visitors to please no come to City facilities if they feel sick or have any of the following symptoms:
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Repeated shaking with chills
• Muscle pain
• Sore throat
• New loss of taste or smell
For additional information regarding the City of Hinesville, please contact Whitney Morris-Reed, Public Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of Hinesville also posts all COVID-19 related information to our COVID-19 webpage: www.cityofhinesville.org/517/COVID-19.