Plexiglas partitions at service counters and work cubicles.
Floor markings designating six-foot distances.
Temperature checks, symptom surveys and hand sanitizer.
Curbside pickup of library materials.
Those are some of the safety measures metro Detroit residents will start seeing at their local municipal and county buildings and libraries as governments begin to slowly reopen their offices as COVID-19 orders are relaxed.
While many government workers will continue to work from home — and the public is encouraged to use remote services — others are returning to offices.
“A local institution like a city hall or a library is an important message of some kind of stability, whatever that word means right now,” Ferndale City Manager Joe Gacioch said.
Ferndale is among many communities installing or thinking about adding partitions, social distance markings, signage and other things in order to serve the public again in person.
The new measures come with a cost, which officials hope to recover through federal dollars. Gacioch ball-parked the city has had about $50,000 in expenses related to the changes.
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