For the past nine months city hall has been running on reduced hours but they go back to regular service Monday, March 29. (File photo)

For the past nine months city hall has been running on reduced hours but they go back to regular service Monday, March 29. (File photo)

Penticton City Hall resumes regular hours

After nine months of reduced hours, city hall is ready to offer full service again

Following nine months of reduced hours of operation at public facilities, the City of Penticton will be extending its opening hours to give residents better in-person access to city services, beginning Monday, March 29.

The new hours for City Hall, located at 171 Main St., will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. City Yards, located at 616 Okanagan Ave. East, will be open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“With spring break coming to an end and as further vaccinations are administered, more and more people will expect City Hall to operate longer hours when seeking services in person,” said the city’s communication manager Philip Cooper. “Similar to many other municipalities, we’ve determined that increasing our opening hours carries a minimal risk to staff and residents. With the new hours in place, we will continue to monitor provincial health guidelines and will adjust our COVID-19 protocols accordingly.”

Penticton was one of the last municipalities in B.C. to have reduced hours of operations due to the pandemic.

For nine months, city hall were only open from 9 a.m. to noon. each day.

When city hall does open fully on Monday, they ask that you:

  • Stay home if you are feeling sick.
  • Practice safe social distancing.

  • Wash or sanitize hands when entering and exiting a facility.

  • Wear a face mask or covering, as approved by the BCCDC, in all areas of the building. Face shields are not a substitute for a mask.

READ MORE: Penticton City Hall last place to be on reduced hours

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