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City Hall to Reopen and Guidelines for Public Meeting Attendance Announced

City officials remind the public that Hopkinsville Municipal Center will reopen on Monday, July 6.  City Administration business hours will be from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Community and Development Services, which also has offices in the building, will open July 6 as well.  Business with the Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission will continue to be conducted by appointment or phone only.

Due to continued public health concerns, all individuals entering City Hall must continue to take precautionary measures including wearing masks and completing temperature checks immediately upon entering the building.  Disposable masks will be available at the front desk for those who do not have them.

Should anyone entering the building have a temperature above 100.4 degrees, staff will request the individual’s name, address, and phone number to provide to the Health Department in keeping with to virus tracing protocols.  The individual must then leave City Hall immediately and should report to the nearest COVID-19 test facility, a physician, or the Health Department in order to test as soon as possible. 

Guidelines for City Council, Committee of the Whole & Other Public Meetings

        COVID-19 restrictions currently limit meeting size to 50 people or less.  20 chairs will be available for public meeting participants, staff, and the media with remaining chairs available for guests.  All chairs not separated by partition will be located 6 feet apart.

        Masks and temperature checks will be required for all guests, media, and staff attending public meetings.

        Overflow areas will be set up in conference rooms where a broadcast of the meetings will be televised if seating becomes unavailable due to capacity issues.  Employees attending meetings, but not scheduled to speak or needed for Council member questions, should sit in the overflow areas.

        If more guests are in attendance than available seating and they wish to speak during public comments at City Council meetings, speakers will line up outside the Council Chamber using six-foot social distancing protocols until their turn to speak. 

All City TV programming, including City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings, will continue to be streamed live for free online at hoptown.org/tv.  Both Live Streaming and Video on Demand may be accessed from computers, laptops, or mobile devices (e.g., iPad, smart phone, or tablet).  Viewers may also watch City TV via Facebook Live @CityofHopkinsville or by tuning in to Spectrum Channel 376 or AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.

For inquiries about the city’s response to COVID-19, please call Healthy-at-Work Coordinator Kenneth Grabara at 270-890-0264.