The City Of Fort Dodge will re-open City Hall on Monday May 18th. They released a statement about the re-opening and the statement contains precautionary measures they will be putting in place. Below is the statement
On Monday, May 18, 2020, Fort Dodge City Hall will begin reopening to the general public. Hours will be 8:00 am to 4:30
pm Monday through Friday to allow time for additional cleaning at the end of the day. In our ongoing efforts to keep
City staff and visitors safe, the following measures will be put in place and will continue until further notice:
• City Hall will be open to Billing department walk in traffic only. All other visitors will need to schedule an
appointment with the appropriate staff member. The second floor and all offices will remain closed to the public.
• We ask that visitors be accompanied by no more than the necessary number of people. Please refrain from bringing
children into City Hall if at all possible. If children are with you during your visit, please keep them with you at all
times out of consideration for other guests.
• All visitors will be expected to use the main doors on 1st Avenue South to enter and exit the building. Only visitors in
need of an ADA accessible entrance and those with an appointment should use the east door to enter City Hall.
• Please observe proper social distancing requirements at all times. If there is already the maximum number of people
(9) allowed inside City Hall, please wait outside on the stairs for your turn. 6’ increments will be marked outdoors as
well as in the lobby.
• Staff members will meet with scheduled appointments in the City Council Chambers. Please enter using the ADA
accessible entrance on South 9th Street and go directly into Council Chambers. The appropriate staff member will
meet with you at one of three tables set up to ensure proper social distancing. Appointments will leave out the door
directly behind the Council table.
Your health and safety continues to be our number one priority. Please do not enter City Hall if you are experiencing any
of the following flu-like/respiratory symptoms:
• Fever of 100 degrees or more Fahrenheit
• Chronic Coughing and/or Sneezing
• Shortness of Breath
• Any other flu-like symptom.
In keeping with the Governor’s public health proclamation, vulnerable persons, including those with preexisting medical
conditions and those older than 65 should continue to limit their activities outside of their home, including visits to City
Hall for any purpose. We encourage all citizens to continue doing business online or through our drop boxes available
behind City Hall and at HyVee if possible.
For questions and concerns, please call (515) 576-4551. Like and follow us on Facebook for more information – @fortdodgeiowa.