QUINCY -- Beginning Monday, June 8, Quincy City Hall and other city facilities will be open to the public for normal business activities, such as paying utility bills, signing up for the city's opt-in recycling program or trash service.
City facilities closed March 17, though essential services such as police and fire protection, water and sewer service, trash service and recycling continued.
Officials say everyone who enters a city facility is asked to wear a mask while inside. All staff will be behind protective guards or wearing a mask while interacting with the public when social distancing can't be maintained, according to a news release from the city.
The Quincy Payment Center, a drive-thru facility on Eighth Street directly south of Quincy City Hall, will remain open. The payment center is being staffed by clerks with the city's utility department.
The payment center will be open from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents can continue to use the dropbox location in the City Hall Parking Lot or mail payments to Quincy City Hall, 730 Maine St.
While City Hall is opening to the public, City Council and committee meetings will remain closed to the public until the next phase of the Restore Illinois Plan. Meetings will continue to be accessible via teleconference and video conference until the Phase 4 of the plan.