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City Reopening Plan

A PDF of the plan may be downloaded here.  
All dates and information are fluid and subject to change.

City Hall Admin Department/Community & Development Services
May 18 - Employees (including CDS) return to work at Municipal Center on limited basis with continued telework occurring.
June 1 - Guests by appointment only; Tax & Revenue drive-thru window open for day-to-day activities; all guests must be escorted and wear masks.  Temperature checks of guests are required.
July 6 - Open to all in-person guests; PPE or other restrictions TBD at later date.

Fire Department
Fire stations will not be open to the public until further notice.

Hopkinsville Electric System/EnergyNet
May 18 - Employees return to work.
June 1 - The HES & EnergyNet lobby will remained closed to the public until further notice.  The drive thru window, online payment options, and tech support are available to our customers.

Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise
Offices will remain closed to the public at least until June.

Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority
May 18 - Employees return to work.
June 1 - The HWEA lobby will remained closed to the public until further notice.  The drive thru window and online payment options are available to our customers.

Human Rights Commission
Will continue teleworking and seeing customers by appointment until further notice.

Parks & Recreation
June 1 (Phase I)
Open green spaces and parking lots to the public.
Open Ruff, DeBow, Trail of Tears for walking, exercising, and informal play.
Open all pavilions for reservations and events with guidelines.
Open public restrooms.
Open Disc Golf at Trail of Tears & DeBow Complex.
Open Thomas Street Rec Center front office.
Open 2nd Street Community Center.
Open Skatepark.
Open Sportsplex for crowd-controllable activities (walking, open gym).

June 15 (Phase II)
Open playgrounds (daily thorough sanitization process by one dedicated FT employee).
Open Tie Breaker Athletic Complex for practice and local leagues.
Open Sportsplex for low impact sports in “compartments/courts” (with Gov/CCHD approval).

July 1 (Phase III)
Open Tie Breaker Athletic Park for tournaments.

Police Department
Currently allowing visitors via Main Street entrance; however, not be conducting facility tours, ride-a-longs, etc. until further notice.

Public Works Department
May 18 - Front office entrance open only with social distancing and masks required by visitors.
June 1 - Cemetery offices will be open by appointment only.

General Reopening Guidelines

  1. Department heads/supervisors will determine work schedules and feasibility of continued teleworking/staff rotation.
  2. Employees are to stay home when sick. It is critical that employees do not report to work while they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue. Employees who report to work with these symptoms will be sent home.
  3. Any employee with the above symptoms must be tested and cannot return until the test results return and/or must follow the 14-day quarantine before returning to the workplace. If at work when symptoms arise, they are to notify their supervisor (by phone), notify the supervisor of individuals who they came in contact with and work areas they had been working, and leave the premises immediately. The supervisor must notify the Health & Safety Coordinator immediately of the potential of exposure to staff.
  4. Employees are requested to take his/her temperature before coming into work and stay home if temperature is above 100.4 degrees. Employees cannot return to work until temperature is below 100.4 degrees and 48 hours after fever reducing medication has been taken.
  5. All employees/guests are required to have temperature taken once arriving at the Municipal Center. A thermometer will be located in the Council Conference Room (tentative) where temperature is to be taken prior to going to office or meeting areas. A log sheet will be located on table near thermometer to place ID number (no names) and temperature results on a daily basis. Those with a temperature above 100.4 degrees cannot enter/will be escorted out of the Municipal Center and directed to a COVID-19 testing location.
  6. Employees are asked to wash their hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds and/or use provided hand sanitizer.
  7. Clean frequently-touched surfaces and use hand sanitizer in your work areas before and after you leave your work area (see sanitizing videos). Cleaning staff will conduct extra sanitizing during their evening cleaning schedule.
  8. Meetings shall be scheduled via video conference whenever possible.
  9. All guests/visitors/in-person meetings are to occur in designated office areas/conference rooms and must be sanitized immediately after use by meeting coordinator. I.T. Conference Room (tentative) is the designated meeting area for Administration. CDS has a room off lobby area as a designated meeting room.
  10. Any visitor entering the facility will be required to wear a mask and any employee meeting individually with a visitor will be required to wear a mask during meeting.
  11. Six-feet social distancing of people are in effect so encourage others to stay six feet away from each other and out of your work area.
  12. No more than one person at a table in break rooms and must be six feet apart from each other while in break rooms.
  13. Until further notice, no staff birthday, breakfast, lunch, etc. parties/gatherings are to be conducted in employee groups.
  14. These guidelines are subject to change based on the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Kenny Grabara, HR Officer
(270) 890-0264