After months of closures, the City of Winnipeg has good news in store for residents.
Starting on Monday, June 22, the City of Winnipeg will be reopening several services to the public.
"We have a responsibility in the public service to make sure that we provide that continuity so that government can function," Jason Shaw, Manager, City of Winnipeg Emergency Operations Centre says. "It is now the time to open slowly, safely and to monitor."
Those facilities include City Archives and the City Council Building.
The city closed the Council Building at City Hall due to the pandemic, but today Mayor Bowman is announcing that members of the public will be able to make appointments with elected officials.
In-person delegation will also be continuing, but there is also the option at this point in time to sustain distanced meetings.
ity Clerk’s Department front counter at 510 Main Street for these services on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The city says that they will only be allowing two people at a time to be at the front service counter and require customers to distance themselves apart by two-meters.
While indoor gathering sizes are increasing soon, the city is limiting the number of people inside during wedding ceremonies. Fifteen people will be permitted to attend indoor ceremonies at 510 Main Street, and 25 during outdoor ceremonies at the location. Guests are required to practice distancing
While the city is reopening services, Shaw says that they are prepared to make changes or reclose services if the pandemic requires it.
"We do not have any hesitation in pulling back if any of these operations if there is a risk we missed," Shaw says.
He adds that the city will be monitoring COVID-19 case percentages and provincial guidelines to inform decisions.