FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — City buildings closed for over a year due to the covid-19 pandemic will reopen to the public Monday.
Mayor Lioneld Jordan originally closed the buildings on March 19, 2020, according to a city news release.
“I have intentionally waited to reopen City buildings until several important factors lined up. I wanted to see several weeks of declining numbers on new COVID-19 infections,” said Jordan. “I also thought it was important that City staff have the opportunity to become fully vaccinated before we invite the public back into our buildings.”
Masks will be required for all visitors, according to the release.
The city will also continue to provide access to services and meetings online.
“We are still in a pandemic, which means it is still important to avoid unnecessary risks,” Jordan said. “If you are sick, or you don’t want to wear a mask, or you’re worried about the risk of exposure –please go online or give us a call. Everything you need is available through our website or over the phone.”