SAGINAW ANNOUNCES TIMELINE FOR REOPENING CITY PARKS AND FACILITIES
June 11, 2020 SAGINAW, MI – The City of Saginaw is pleased to announce plans for reopening municipal buildings, parks and properties. At the June 8 City Council Meeting, City Manager Tim Morales explained the reopening timeline which will occur in stages.
The reopening process began this week and will continue throughout the month of June. The process will occur in stages as more employees report to work, and the city implements new safety precautions in municipal buildings. The plan is to have all city offices and facilities be completely reopened to the public on July 1.
City Offices will remain closed to the public through June 30 while the city completes additional precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our citizens and employees. City staff members are available to assist citizens with their questions and concerns. Citizens can dial (989) 399-1311 and follow the prompts to speak directly with a department representative. During this time, citizens are encouraged to use online options, pay-by-phone, or the payment drop box located in the back of City Hall for all payments. Visit www.saginaw-mi.com for information regarding payment options.
When the building reopens, visitors are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizer stations have been set up in the lobby areas. Signs with reminders regarding COVID-19 precautions will be posted in the building and safety shields will be installed at public counters. The number of citizens allowed in the lobby and other areas of City Hall will be limited. We ask that visitors continue to follow public health guidelines provided by the Saginaw County Health Department. When in public places, please practice social distancing, clean your hands regularly, and avoid common touch points to help prevent the spread of germs. Most importantly, stay home if you are sick.
City parks, including playgrounds, will open to vehicles on July 1 as well. Most parks and recreation areas in the city have been open, and will remain open, to pedestrians. Please continue to utilize recreation areas to exercise, stroll, walk your dog, fish, etc.
All outside gatherings and events in city parks and public spaces must adhere to the guidelines established in Executive Order 2020-110. The Celebration Park Splash Pad will remain closed indefinitely.
Citizens can visit our website at www.saginaw-mi.com or follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cityofsaginawgovernment/ for further updates.