Reopen Evansville Task Force: ‘Back on Track Stage 3’ begins tomorrow

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s office has shared updates from the Reopen Evansville Task Force.

The group says ‘Back on Track/Stage 3’ will begin Friday, May 22.

This is in accordance with Governor Eric Holcomb bringing most of Indiana into Stage 3 on the same day.

The Task Force says the Department of Parks & Recreation staff is reopening the city’s basketball, tennis/pickleball courts and playgrounds for the Memorial Day weekend.

Tuesday will see changes to the offices in the Civic Center, as city employees return to work.

As a result of the pandemic, the Mayor’s office says sneeze guards have been installed in areas dealing directly with the public, and the Building Authority has installed additional hand sanitizing stations and social distancing reminders.

Additionally, all administrative employees will be given cloth masks and a personal supply of hand sanitizer.

Each office will be furnished cleaning supplies, so employees can clean their work stations.

Each employee will be given a temperature scan outside the complex, and face coverings will be required in all common areas after entering the building.

Although the Civic Center will still be closed to the general public on May 26, voting at the Civic Center will begin at 8 a.m. on that day.

Voters will be allowed into the building for voting purposes only, and access will be limited to a voting location on the first floor near the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. entrance.

This differs from previous elections when the voting location was in the Election Office on the second floor.

The Mayor’s Office says that city offices, including the Civic Center, will re-open to the public on Monday June 15.

At that time, and for a period until at least July 6, all visitors to the Civic Center will be required to have a temperature scan and wear a face covering.

Disposable masks will be distributed to those visitors who arrive for business, but have no face covering.

For a list of Stage 3 guidelines, visit backontrack.in.gov.

For more details on Evansville’s post-COVID-19 reopening, go to the city’s ‘Back on Track‘ page.

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(This story was originally published on May 21, 2020)

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