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In light of the current COVID-19 concerns, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is announcing additional steps to protect the health of City employees at work and in the event that they cannot work. The guidance includes the following:

  • The public will be able to access City services online and via telephone.
  • Most public visitor services such as walk-up counters and community centers will be closing their public visitor access as of midnight Tuesday of this week, with a few exceptions. Public visitors will be allowed at the Clerk’s Office which is a critical early voting location, Police District Stations, and the City Treasurer’s Office.
  • Metro bus service is continuing with reduced operating and service levels. More details will be available soon.
  • City employees will continue to work, and many will be allowed to telework.
  • All City employees will be granted two weeks of Emergency Leave time for COVID-related absences. All City employees will also be able to borrow against sick-leave balances that are expected to accrue over the course of 2020 to help ensure that COVID-related absences do not result in a loss of pay.

“In these extraordinary times, our City employees are working incredibly hard to maintain essential City services,” said Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. “We are taking these measures to protect our employees and the public while delivering as many services as possible. I want to thank our employees for everything they are doing and I ask the public to remain patient while we all work through this.”


  • Christie Baumel, 608-266-4611
  • Christie Baumel, 608-266-4611