City relaxes some virus-caused restrictions on public access

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The Perry City Hall announced Friday the first steps in relaxing some of the restrictions imposed on public access to city facilities in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“At this time we are not comfortable with broad reopening of facilities and are taking a cautious approach,” the city statement said. “As we continue to assess local conditions, we will continue to relax restrictions that keep our staff and our residents safe and gradually return to normal.”

Parks and Recreation Department

Renovations are ongoing at the McCreary Community Building, so public access will continue to be prohibited until the planned reopening in by mid-August. The city is “assessing options” for opening the splash pad and possibly the pool, “depending on construction and community safety factors,” the city statement said.

City playground equipment and outdoor sports facilities will reopen to public use Monday, June 1. Groups should continue to be limited to 10 persons or fewer, and contact play is prohibited. Restroom facilities will remain closed in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.

Perry Public Library

The public is still prohibited from entering the Perry Public Library building, but checked-out items may be returned beginning Monday, June 1. One drop box for books and a second for audiovisual materials will be found outside the east entrance of the library. For more information, call the library at 515-465-3569.

Perry Police Department

Vehicle inspections and fingerprinting will resume Monday, June 1 by appointment only. Persons entering the Perry Police Department for fingerprinting will be required to wear a face covering. Call 515-465-4636 to schedule an appointment.

“City Staff have been continually assessing our local situation and working with our trusted partners to guide our decision making,” the city statement said. “We appreciate your patience through this process.”

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