For Immediate Release – June 8, 2020
Hermantown Reopens Governmental Services Center to Public
Hermantown, Minn. – Hermantown reopened the Governmental Services Center to the public Monday, June 8, for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The building closed to the public on March 18, although members of the city staff, police department and volunteer fire department have still been performing public services.
“We feel we were thoughtful and diligent in our closing of our building in March, and we feel the same about our reopening now,” said John Mulder, Hermantown’s City Administrator. “We have still been serving our community the entire time, but we feel the time and the safety guidelines are in place for us to create more access for the public.”
Hermantown’s two most recent city council meetings, held May 18 and June 1, respectively, have featured both an in-person option at Council Chambers in the Governmental Services Center and a remote meeting through the Zoom platform. This dual option is slated for the next city council meeting, scheduled for Monday, June 15.
“We are able to deliver a great deal of our city services to our residents remotely, so if there is a level of comfort steering clear of face-to-face interactions at City Hall we still can support resident needs,” Mulder said. “Those who have a level of comfort coming into City Hall during this time can make those arrangements as well.”
Hermantown’s city website can be found at hermantownmn.com.
For more information, contact: Joe Wicklund, Communications & Community Relations Manager, City of Hermantown at email@example.com or 218.729.3614.