By Beth David, Editor
Fairhaven Town Hall is open to walk-in traffic, although some offices are still by appointment only. New signage at town hall asks visitors to keep to social distancing guidelines, and also point visitors to various offices.
The pride flag for Lesbian/Gay/ Bisexual/Transgender/Queer pride hangs in the entrance to town hall, which also has a large sign directing people to offices and announcing that face coverings are required. The sign also says “Business Related Matters Only,” and “Must Maintain Social Distance of 6 Feet Apart.” Arrows point to the Town Administrator, Selectboard, Marine Resources, Assessors, Building Department, Town Collector and Town Clerk.
All other departments are by appointment only.
Inside, plexiglass has been installed at all public counters, and hand sanitizers is on counters.
Round signs on the floor direct people to offices and ask that they stay six feet apart.
Town Administrator Mark Rees said people are adhering to the social distance requirement and have been wearing masks. He said the partitions are “doing their job” and hand sanitizer is also available.
“The custodian, Kevin, has been doing a great job sanitizing,” said Mr. Rees.
He said the town is still encouraging people to use online services, phone calls, and the drop boxes whenever possible.
“We are still advocating for people to limit their social interactions,” said Mr. Rees, keeping in line with the state’s recommendations. “But we are open for people who want to conduct town business.”
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