Palm Coast City Hall Reopens With Temperature Checks
PALM COAST — Palm Coast City Hall reopened Monday after closing its doors in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials announced that visitors entering the building will be greeted by a member of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office’s Citizen Observer Patrol.
“Visitors will be required to wear a mask and be medically screened through a temperature check and a brief medical questionnaire," according to the news release. "A mask can be provided if needed. From there, visitors will proceed to the customer service ‘bump out’ desk, with glass affixed to the counter, for direction to other areas of city hall.”
Since rooms at city hall vary in size, different requirements exist for the maximum number of people for each room and in total throughout the building.
The customer service desk is open to the right of the front doors. As lines form, residents are asked to stay 6 feet apart. The customer service area at the main utility offices at 2 Utility Drive will remain closed to the public; however, the call center is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.
City Council meetings will be physically open to the public; Zoom meetings will continue for those wishing to participate from home. Plastic barriers have been installed in council chambers between the councilors. A partition will separate the main room into two; the second area where workshops are normally held will be used as overflow space. The Waterfront Room next door will also be used as overflow space. Televisions will be present to watch the meeting.
The City Council will host its first meeting with a live audience at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6. Members wishing to participate may listen and make comments during the public comment portion of the meeting by calling 386-223-1690.
The City of Palm Coast will continue to update its reopening strategy in accordance with recommendations from the CDC, Florida Department of Health and from Gov. Ron DeSantis.