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Cornelius News

Town Hall reopening with precautions June 15

June 11. Closed for nearly three months due to the coronavirus, Cornelius Town Hall begins a phased reopening Monday, June 15.

Much of the town hall staff will return to the Catawba Avenue building next week, which will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis.

The opening also clears the way for an in-person public hearing—with limits on people in council chambers—on June 15 concerning the proposed $24.3 million FY 2021 budget.

“At the town level, we must set a good example of being prudent and cautious as we reopen and bring our employees and citizens back into our Town Hall,” said Mayor Woody Washam.


With the reopening, extra safety precautions will be implemented according to Town Manager Andrew Grant. “Things are going to be different as we phase in our services to staff, residents and visitors,” he said.

Everyone will be initially screened before they enter the building, including having their temperatures taken. They will also be urged to wear masks while in the building.