City Hall offices in Charles City have been closed off to public access for COVID safety concerns.
City Administrator Steve Diers says a couple of city employees have tested positive and, combined with the current surge of COVID cases in the area, it’s in the best interest to close City Hall to the public for the time being. A post on the city’s Facebook page says the “lock down” will last at least two weeks, possibly longer.
Diers says they’ll look to re-open City Hall to the public once COVID numbers are trending in the right direction and after employees have been able to go through any quarantine that might be necessary before returning to work. He adds that city employees who are working are encouraged to practice social distancing as much as possible.
Until then, the City asks that utility bill payments be dropped off in either of the city hall drop boxes or call ahead as needed. Online payments can also be made at www.cityofcharlescity.org. Call City Hall at 257-6300 if you have any questions.