As part of the gradual reopening in Missoula, officials at City Hall will be taking steps to allow the public to return to the building for services starting on Monday, May 18.

Chief Administrative Officer Dale Bickell provides details.

“As the governor and the local health officer have been lifting orders, we are going to be opening up City Hall to more normal operations, “ said Bickell. “Since the stay-at-home order was in place City Hall has been only providing limited services.”

Bickell emphasized that it will be a ‘slow opening’.

“Monday, we’re going to start reopening that up on a limited basis,” he said. “It’s still going to be a slow opening. We are only going to have one entrance open and it will be staffed by a police officer who will direct people where they need to go for appointments.”

Bickell said all who enter City Hall to conduct business will be required to wear a mask.

“We’re asking visitors to wear a mask,” he said. “We have a limited supply of masks that we will be asking people to wear. As always, on our website we have a list of services as well as alternate ways of doing that, so we’re still encouraging people to use our drop boxes, phones and video conferencing, as well.”

Other City buildings will remain closed for now and in addition, City Council and other boards and commissions will continue to meet virtually until further notice.