FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2021
Will Reopen to Public on March 1, 2021
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is
pleased to announce that City administrative buildings will re-open to the
public on Monday, March 1, 2021.
Due to the increase of active COVID-19
cases this winter, the City of Kingston closed City buildings to the public on
November 23, 2020. Starting on Monday, March 1, City Hall and other City
administrative buildings will be open to the public from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Outside of those hours, the public can utilize drop boxes at each building as
well as online services on the City website.
Visitors will be required to check-in at
City Hall for a health screening before visiting all City buildings, including
Parks and Recreation, Department of Public Works, and Building Safety offices
as well the Police Department and Fire Department.
The City’s mask policy will be strictly
enforced. Anyone visiting municipal buildings must wear a mask at all times.
Employees will continue to follow requirements to self-administer temperature
checks and a Covid questionnaire before coming to work each day.
Other City services:
- Building Safety will resume
rental property inspections, however, inspections for large multi-family
complexes will remain suspended
- Parks and Recreation will
reinstall basketball hoops. More details about programming will be announced.
- Kingston Water Department – please
utilize the building’s drop box
“We are pleased to reopen City offices to
the public, as Covid numbers in our area decrease, and as the vaccine is being
distributed,” said Mayor Noble. “The safety of City employees and
residents are our utmost concern, so we will continue to keep municipal
buildings disinfected and masks will remain mandatory.”
The Ulster County Recovery Service Center
contact number is 845-443-8888. More information about Ulster County cases and
resources can be found at: https://covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/. New
York State COVID recommendations and complaint forms can be found at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-pause.