The Battle Creek Police Department will reopen to the public on Monday, Aug. 3, after a two-week closure because of positive COVID-19 cases among staff.
To date, 10 BCPD staff have tested positive; one in March, and nine in July.
As the BCPD reopens, that building and City Hall will close to the public on Fridays in August, starting next Friday, Aug. 7.
Services will continue to be available online and by phone; city staff will work regular hours on Fridays.
As city staff furloughs continue into August, closing to the public one day a week will allow on-site staff to provide services, while also catching up on work that may be behind schedule.
Monday through Thursday, City Hall and Police Department hours are 9-10 a.m. for seniors age 60 and older, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for visitors of all ages. Please wear a mask to visit; you will complete a health screening as you enter each building.
For more information on city operations in the COVID-19 pandemic, visit battlecreekmi.gov/coronavirus, and navigate to City Operations Updates.