City of Stamford Announces Official Reopening of Government Center

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STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Mayor David Martin signed an Executive Order Wednesday announcing the Stamford Government Center will reopen to all employees and visitors effective Monday, July 12. The mandate officially rescinds the City’s Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) issued March 12, 2020, and outlines the Government Center’s guidelines and regulations moving forward.

“The City has been extremely successful in combatting Covid-19 and we continue to remain cautiously optimistic of the future,” said Martin. “We plan to continue our deliberate efforts to ensure the greatest level of safety for visitors as well as employees.”

With overall safety continuing to be a top priority, residents are encouraged to go online to the City’s revamped website for assistance. Employees and visitors are also advised not to enter the building if they are experiencing any Covid-19 related symptoms.

Further noticeable changes for the public will include new sign in protocols, limited visitation access, and the requirement of appointments to conduct business on floors 3 and above. Visitors are required to report to the lobby security desk and indicate the department and name of the employee they are scheduled to meet with, and time of their appointment. They will then be escorted from the department will meet the visitor in the lobby and escort the visitor to the department. Upon completion of their business, the visitor will be escorted back down to the lobby. They are also required to wear a proper face covering at all times while inside the Government Center.

“Cities across the United States have been vigilant in ensuring safety by continuing to update and amend safety protocols and the City of Stamford is no different,” said Martin’s Chief of Staff Michael Pollard. “Our number one concern in reopening the Government Center is the health and welfare of the public as well as our employees.”

Employees who have been validated by the Human Resources Department as being fully vaccinated are not required to wear a face covering while in the Government Center, except at times when interacting with the public. Employees who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering at all times and maintain social distance protocols. Socially distanced workspace layouts, PPE equipment, and the four person maximum capacity for all elevators in the Center will continue to be maintained.

Residents are encouraged to feel free to email with any questions, concerns, or suggestions on how to better serve the public amid the reopen process.

Citizens, residents, and employees can expect to see these gradual changes in procedure over the coming weeks.

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