City Government, News Release

Hayward to re-open City Hall on part-time basis Tuesday, July 6, as part of phased resumption of regular operations

July 2, 2021

HAYWARD, Calif., July 2, 2021—The City of Hayward announced today it will reopen City Hall effective Tuesday, July 6, for in-person services on a part-time basis from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

The part-time reopening will begin following the closure of all City facilities on Monday, July 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday—and is part of a phased approach to bringing City Hall-based City employees back to the workplace and the eventual resumption of regular business operations, government meetings, and other public and private events.

City Hall has been closed to the public since March 2020 following the declaration of a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic—an action that freed up personnel and resources to maintain essential services while initiating new policy and programmatic responses to sustain and keep safe Hayward residents and businesses.

As part of the City Hall re-opening, members of the public entering the building—and any other City facility—will be required to wear a mask or face-covering at all times, and observe and follow all posted COVID-19-related instructions and protocols and instructions from City staff.

Similarly, City employees will observe these same precautions and are being required to wear a mask or face-covering while inside City Hall and other City facilities except when alone at a personal workstation, provided six-feet distance can be maintained between themselves and other employees or members of the public.

Masking and other City of Hayward COVID-19 requirements and protocols for City facilities may exceed federal, state and county standards and are subject to change at the direction of the City Manager in response to the City’s operational and public health and workplace safety needs.

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