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City Hall and All Municipal Buildings to Reopen June 1, 2021

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today that pending any unforeseen events the City of Springfield will transition to the full phased reopening of City Hall and all municipal buildings to the public effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

As City of Springfield and the Commonwealth continue to see COVID-19 cases trending downwards and vaccination rates increasing, the city will no longer require appointments for residents and businesses to conduct their city related business in-person and all doors in public buildings that were allowed for access before the pandemic will be open to the public again.  All city employees that were previously working under modified schedules will be returning to their normal work schedule. 

Public Libraries and Senior Centers will remain closed to the public but will continue with the services they have been providing such as curbside book pick up, meal delivery, and helping residents register for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment if needed.  The Public Libraries and Senior Centers will reopen in the near future.    

Mayor Sarno states, “I am deeply appreciative of my dedicated city team from Cabinet Heads down to our rank-and-file and their families for their continued efforts working 24/7 to keep our residents and businesses healthy and safe throughout this COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.  I especially want to recognize and thank our Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, who has worked tirelessly on behalf of our residents and business community.  My administration has been tested and true through a number of manmade and natural disasters and I am proud to say that throughout this pandemic our community has once again showed our collective strength, unity, and resiliency.”

“I am also proud to say that throughout this pandemic the City of Springfield never closed.  Vital core services continued,” Mayor Sarno continued.  “Through stable and strong leadership with compassion, we were able to get through this together stronger and as one.  I cannot thank our residents and business community enough for their continued patience and vigilance.  Thanks to everyone’s collective efforts, the City of Springfield can now begin to transition into fully reopening.  I want to wish everyone continued good health and success and I am looking forward to seeing everyone again in-person as we continue to work together to defeat this COVID-19 Coronavirus and return to how things were before.  God Bless you all and God Bless our City of Springfield.”

The City of Springfield initially closed City Hall and all municipal buildings to the public on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and out of an abundance of caution.  City operations and core services continued throughout the pandemic by having employees working under a modified schedule, wearing personal protective equipment, establishing difference procedures for working with the public such as having to schedule an appointment to conduct city related business, install social distancing markers, establishing vaccination sites, requiring temperature checks to enter the building, and other actions and initiatives to help keep both our city employees and the public as safe and healthy as possible while still providing excellent public service.  

Page last updated:  Tuesday, March 1, 2022 01:32 pm