City announces reopening of City Hall, other facilities, on June 8

Maureen BradyCity

On Monday, June 8, the City of Lawrence will be reopening three of its facilities to the public: City Hall, City Hall Riverfront and the Lawrence Transit office.

The decision to reopen these facilities coincides with Douglas County’s move to Phase 3 of the county-wide reopening plan. As we go through the reopening process for City services and facilities, the health and safety of the Lawrence community will continue to be our top priority.

Those visiting City facilities will need to be aware of safety procedures and precautions that have been put in place to protect City employees and the public, including the below. There will also be signs in place at facility entrances that alert visitors to these safety precautions.

  • The South door will be the only entry point to City Hall for the public. Visitors will be encouraged to exit through the first floor East door.
  • Everyone should follow social distancing recommendations and keep six feet of distance between people.
  • Everyone should wear a mask/cloth face covering while inside City facilities.
  • We are placing hand sanitizer and complimentary masks at the primary entrances of City facilities for the public to use when entering.
The City’s phased reopening plan (PDF) is available to review in its entirety online. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department has a separate phased reopening plan (PDF) that they are following for their facilities.

For more information on the City’s complete coronavirus response, please visit our website: You can also call City Hall at 785-832-3000 with any questions about the status of City services and facilities.

Contact: Porter Arneill, Director of Communications and Creative | (785) 832-3402