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Posted on: July 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: City Hall, BCPD remain closed on Fridays

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City Hall and the Police Department will remain closed to the public on Fridays in September. This change is working well to help our staff continue to provide services, while catching up on work that may be behind. We appreciate your understanding.

Reminder that Battle Creek Transit is now open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Customers can walk up to the window next to the main door, at 339 W. Michigan Ave.


Previous news:

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, and navigate to City Operations Updates. 

City Operations Updates during COVID-19
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