David Fiskum sprays down furniture with sanitizer at the Frank Bailey Senior Center last week during the county's deep cleaning and sanitizing of the building in preparation for the upcoming public reopening.
Photo: STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Photo: STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Clayton County reopening municipal buildings to the public on Wednesday

Clayton County will allow residents back into government offices on Wednesday, two days after municipal employees began returning to work.

The county said it’s taking precautions to make buildings safe for visitors against COVID-19, including a spacing design for social distancing, deep cleaning of all surfaces and providing face masks and other personal protective equipment to employees to keep them from possibly passing the coronavirus to residents. 

“We care about all of our employees and citizens and share their concerns about the coronavirus pandemic,” Clayton Commission Chairman Jeff Turner said in the announcement of the building openings. “Therefore, as we plan to return to work on Monday, May 11, know that we are committed to taking the necessary precautions to clean our facilities, offices and equipment.”

While other municipalities in metro Atlanta are beginning to bring back workers, Clayton is one of the first to open public buildings to the public. Nearby Henry County, for example, has required staff to return to work, but has kept its buildings closed to the public.

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