Rochelle’s new town hall reopens to the public with some restrictions
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – There’s an old adage that goes, “You can’t fight town hall,” but the people of New Rochelle have the option of going to at least town hall again.
The doors of New Rochelle city hall will open to the public on Monday, but city officials say most city services are still available virtually. For now, those who would prefer to run their local government affairs in person will have a few more hurdles to overcome in the name of health and safety.
Visitors will need to provide their contact details when entering the building. This measure has been put in place so that in the event that a person in the establishment is exposed to the coronavirus, contact tracing will be possible.
The new regulations will require hand sanitizer to be available in every department and meeting room. Social distancing protocols will be in effect and elevators will be limited to two people at a time. All visitors and city employees will be required to wear face masks or face masks at all times while in the building
The full city council committee and regular legislative meetings will be held in person starting this month. Attendance at these meetings has been reduced to allow for good social distancing. Some board meetings will continue to be conducted by remote access only.
The Town Hall building can only be entered through the rear entrance to the car park. The entrance doors to the building will remain closed.
Many of the city’s services are available online, so residents are encouraged to visit the city’s website to record the trip.