The City of Newark’s Municipal Building will be closed to the public beginning today and continuing until Jan 19.
A release from the city said the decision was made “to reduce the risk of infection and community spread as Covid-19 cases increase in the area. The patience and cooperation from residents is appreciated as the City takes necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of its staff.”
The city also canceled the Main Street Alfresco dining option on Wednesday. The event was already facing colder temperatures.
The Police Department, also housed in the building, is not affected by the change.
Other changes include:
- Walk-in services will be suspended until further notice. Payment options for utility and other areas can be found on the city’s website.
- Alderman’s Court will close Thursday, December 3. All appearances will be rescheduled and notices will be mailed to the parties affected by the closure.
- City Council and other public meetings will continue to meet virtually using the GoToMeeting platform. Meeting agendas and instructions for logging on can be found here: Agendas and Minutes.
- Main Street Alfresco scheduled for Wednesday, December 2 is canceled.
The Newark Post reported 10 city staffers testing positive for Covid-19 in November, although no cases were linked to workplaces.
Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are up sharply in Delaware.
Residents and businesses requiring assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are asked to view several state initiatives established to support Delawareans.