Today Foley Mayor John Koniar announced plans for reopening a number of city offices on Monday, May 4, in conjunction with the state’s new “Safer at Home” order. This gradual easing of restrictions comes about six weeks after shutdowns began on March 16, 2020, due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
A gradual reopening of city offices is planned, beginning with the following offices on Monday, May 4: Foley’s Municipal Court, lobbies at Community Development, Engineering, the Justice Center, all Fire Stations and Public Works. City curbside recycling will also resume. The lobby at Foley’s city hall as well as permitting offices have remained open during this time.
For now, the following city buildings will remain closed: Foley’s Public Library, Senior Center, Civic Center, Event Center, the Railroad Museum and the Model Train Exhibit, the Holmes Medical Museum, restrooms in city parks, basketball courts and the city event train. The Foley Kids Park remains closed, and use of playground equipment in all city parks is still discouraged. These will be reassessed for potential reopening on May 18.
The mayor thanks residents for their cooperation during these unprecedented times, and requests continued adherence to state and national guidelines designed to keep families safe. The “Safer at Home” order encourages individuals to stay home and follow good sanitation practices. Gatherings of ten persons or more are still prohibited and people are asked to maintain six feet of separation.
Additional updates will be posted on the city website at www.cityoffoley.org, the City of Foley Municipal Facebook page, and announced on WHEP 1310 Radio Baldwin and included in The Onlooker.