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Columbia City begins Phase I re-opening plans with City Hall, Public Works buildings

COURTESY PHOTO TEDDER - Columbia City Hall is now open to the public — although only to two people at a time — beginning on Monday, May 18, after Columbia County's application to begin re-opening businesses was approved on Friday, May 15.As St. Helens and Scappoose begin to slowly re-open business, so too does their neighbor to the north — Columbia City.

The city of Columbia City has entered its Phase I re-opening for city buildings, which have been closed to the public since Mayor Casey Wheeler's Emergency Declaration for the Covid-19 pandemic.

Beginning Monday, May 18, both City Hall and the Public Works Shop are re-opened to the public on a modified basis. City Hall will allow two visitors at time in the front counter/lobby area, while the Public Works Shop will allow one visitor at a time into its facility.

Social distancing measures, appropriate personal protective equipment, sanitizing materials, and Covid-19 informational/warning materials are in place at these facilities.

The Columbia City Community Hall remains closed to rentals at this time, with the exception of the Columbia County Justice Court system, which will return to operation as scheduled. Full use of the Columbia City Community Hall is expected to resume upon the granting of Phase II re-openings of City buildings.

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