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COVID-19 Ordinance lifted for Columbus

June 03, 2020 - 00:00
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  • COVID-19 Ordinance lifted for Columbus
    Playground equipment at city parks, including Midtown Park pictured above, is open for public use following coronavirus precautionary closures. Citizen | Alesia Woolridge

Social distancing measures were still in place at the May 26 Columbus City Council meeting, as city government discussed options as businesses and activities start to reopen following coronavirus precautionary closures.

Ordinance No. 232-20, the Public Health and Safety Ordinance regarding Covid-19, was repealed after discussion.

The repeal allows parks to remain open as well as playing on all park playground equipment.

City Manager Donald Warschak wants the public to know that the playground equipment will not be sanitized, stating the manpower just isn’t there to do this on a regular basis.

Warschak advises the public to use health and safety guidelines such as washing your hands after playing when taking their families to the park. The lobby of City Hall is now open as well.

Warschack reported progress for several city projects, sating that the Water Filtration project, Water Well Rehab projects, 2020 Sewer Line improvements, and the Library Roof project are all out for bids.

The award for the Hurricane Harvey Storm Sewer Outfall Repair Project went to B&D Services for a total of $36,456.00.

Council also heard April reports from the Fire Marshal, Code Enforcement and Police Department.