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City facilities to reopen May 4

Post Date:05/01/2020 4:27 PM

City of Newton facilities will reopen to the public Monday, May 4, with some additional safety precautions in place.

Members of the public will be asked to maintain social distancing of at least six feet when using City facilities. Temporary plastic barriers have been installed at some customer service desks.

City staff will be wearing face masks while interacting with the public when social distancing may be a challenge. Visitors are also encouraged to wear masks to protect others.

Utility billing, permitting and other City Hall offices will be open for business. Utility shut-offs are suspended until May 31, but accounts will eventually require payment when the emergency order is lifted.

City parks and playgrounds will be open, but playgrounds will not be disinfected. Park restrooms will remain closed during this phase. Residents using parks are encouraged to keep a safe distance from others and to refrain from using parks or trails if they are sick.

Fire/EMS stations will remain closed to the public, as well as Police services currently working out of City Hall. If you have a non-emergency police request or need records information, call 316-284-6030.

For the latest information about COVID-19 and Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan for reopening Kansas, visit  

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