Coronavirus Information and Updates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Douglas Reopening
The City of Douglas staff and City Council have been extremely appreciative of everyone’s patience throughout the past 10 weeks. With Governor Whitmer’s new executive order 2020-110 she has ended her Stay Home, Stay Safe order for Michigan residents and is allowing businesses to resume operations with some restrictions in place. Residents may again leave their homes for leisure and other activities but must continue to wear a mask in enclosed public spaces and maintain a physical distance of six feet.
Governor Whitmer is also asking for those who can continue to work remotely to continue doing so. While it feels great to hear that we can return to our usual way of life, it won’t be back to normal for quite some time. It will feel different as you venture out but please remember that precautions are necessary, such as wearing a mask, sitting 6 ft apart from others while dining out, or businesses reducing occupancy. The City of Douglas hopes that all residents and visitors comply with the CDC’s recommendations so that we can all safely enjoy the amazing summers that the City of Douglas has to offer.
Beginning on June 8, staff will transition from working remotely to working at the Douglas City Hall. To exercise caution, the City Hall will remain closed to the public through June 12. During this time, all customer service requests will continue to be handled via telephone or email correspondence. Please call 269-857-1438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff will be glad to assist you. Starting June 15, City Hall will open to the public with restrictions (i.e. safety precautions) that will continue to be in effect for the foreseeable future. These restrictions include but are not limited to:
– City Hall restrooms will be closed to the public
– Meetings with staff will be by appointment only
– Individuals medically able to tolerate wearing a mask will be encouraged to do so
– City Hall meeting spaces will not be available for rent and/or non-City related business
The City of Douglas will continue to evaluate options for office operations and public meetings as additional information and further guidance is provided by the state.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience during this unprecedented process.
Posted: 6.5.2020 (PDF Form)