On November 9, 2020, the City Council approved a resolution that requires all persons entering City Hall to wear a face covering. If a person that needs to conduct business in City Hall is unable to wear a face covering, they should contact the department directly to make alternate arrangements. The City Clerk’s office will provide patrons a mask if needed. If someone refuses to wear a mask they will be charged with criminal trespass.
The Mayor’s Proclamation (number 2020-2) states that the operation of City Government is an essential function for our community and that steps should be taken to reduce the potential for our employees to be infected by this virus.
“We implemented a face-covering requirement for all City of Council Bluffs employees several weeks ago,” said Mayor Matt Walsh. “This is an added layer of virus mitigation and protection for our employees and for patrons visiting City Hall.”
According to the CDC and Public Health, mask-wearing continues to be a proven way to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.