Decatur City buildings reopening for visitors, here's what you need to know

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(ATLANTA, Ga.) Although many restaurants and businesses in Atlanta have been operating with precaution, a few establishments are still in the reopening phase and finally opening doors to the public.

Decatur City Building Department recently announced that it is open to the public and has added safety regulations to keep visitors safe during COVID-19. Visitors are required to have an appointment to regulate capacity throughout the day.

The opening of Decatur’s buildings came shortly after the city of Atlanta entered Phase 4 of its reopening plan and announced that city employees could return to government buildings.

The new requirements for Decatur’s city buildings are as follows:

  • Appointments must be scheduled to enter the building and must be made at least 24 hours in advance by contacting the department that aligns with their needs.
  • When entering the building, guests and visitors must go through the main entrance and provide both their name and contact information.
  • Temperature checks are required for all visitors entering the building. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4° F will have to reschedule their appointment.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times while inside City buildings. Children under 2 and visitors with health conditions that interfere with breathing are exempt from this requirement.
  • Elevators will be restricted to one individual at a time unless the visitor is accompanied by a family or household member.

The city of Atlanta is operating with a five-phase COVID-19 Response Plan, one that requires both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to wear masks in city government buildings.

Both employees and visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entering the building. These regulations are being adapted by surrounding cities and counties to decrease exposure to COVID-19.

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