Columbus city government offices to reopen in May

Most city of Columbus offices will remain mostly closed to the public until the start of May, officials announced yesterday.

The city laid out its reopening plans in the wake of the governor’s announcements on Tuesday.

City buildings that will continue to be available to the public by appointment only include City Hall and the police department offices, animal care services, Donner Center, City Utilities and the Columbus Municipal Airport aviation offices. City transit buses will continue to run and masks will be required.

According to the city, most city buildings will reopen to the public starting Monday, May 3rd. You will also continue to need to wear a mask within city facilities at least through April 30th.

Through the end of April, city government meetings will continue to be virtual, live-streamed through the city website for the public and available via Webex to participants. Should the governor’s order allowing the virtual meetings not be extended through the end of April, the city will go back to in-person meetings.