Starting on Monday the general public will have very limited access to City Hall in Downtown Duluth due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the area. This restriction has not been put into place due to an outbreak with employees, but rather to help protect city employees and keep the general public safe.

City public information officer Kate Van Daele said to the Duluth News Tribune:

We wanted to be a good role model. With this closure we're essentially again wanting to model that behavior as we're seeing community spread increase.

This is a precautionary measure that the city had done back in the Spring of this year as well. As far as the main library's computer center will still have access to that space by calling ahead of time. The downtown main library will continue to offer curbside pick up for the next 5 weeks.

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As of right now there is no word on when in person services will be available.  The departments that are inside city hall include many administrative services like the city clerk's office which many people access on a daily basis. Back in the Spring when city Hall closed there was no access until June and that was by appointment only. It will be an inconvenience for many citizens, but is understandable. Hopefully citizens will be able to make appointments again for services in the near future.