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City Commission resumes in-person meetings with CDC guidelines

Posted at 5:42 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 17:42:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — After seven months closed to the public the doors to City Hall are open again.

It doesn't come without extra safety measures, though.

People must have on masks and temperatures will be checked to enter.

Signs throughout the building encourage staff and visitors to social distance.

The commission chambers will be equipped with plexiglass barriers to separate commissioners, less seating is available inside, and there is no podium for speakers.

Speakers will also be asked to leave once they have finished to keep capacity numbers low.

Commissioner Curtis Richardson says although they are back in person they are not letting up on safety protocols.

"It's been since March since we've met in the building and so we are still concerned with the health and safety with not only of commissioners, and staff and visitors to the building but our general public," said Richardson. "So we're still taking precautions following all the CDC guidelines to ensure the health and safety of those who enter the building."

The first in person meeting will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m.

There will still be a virtual option available for people not comfortable attending in person.