Stockbridge delaying opening of city buildings to the public

Stockbridge buildings such as City Hall will remain closed another week.
Stockbridge buildings such as City Hall will remain closed another week.

The city of Stockbridge has backed off plans to allow the public to begin visiting governmental buildings for the first time in months on Monday.

Leaders of Henry County’s largest city began returning to offices on a staggered schedule a couple of weeks ago . The plan was to then open up buildings, which have been closed for months to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, to the general public this week.

But last Friday, the city announced that the buildings would remain closed through June 19.

"We are continuing to closely watch the data for COVID-19, " Stockbridge City Manager Randy Knighton said in a  statement. "Both the safety and well-being of our citizens remain extremely important and we are constantly examining both local and regional health information. We will continue to watch for developments."