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Harrisburg’s city offices to re-open next week, with caution

Harrisburg’s MLK City Government Center

Harrisburg announced this afternoon that all of its offices will re-open to the public next week.

With Dauphin County now in the “green phase”of reopening, the city will open its doors on July 6, but will employ numerous safety measures for visitors.

“As we carefully reopen city offices in the green phase, the safety of employees and the public is our top priority,” Mayor Eric Papenfuse said, in a statement. “It is important that everyone follow the new procedures when they come to the buildings.”

Harrisburg’s city hall has been closed to visitors since March 17, when Papenfuse shut public access due to the mounting coronavirus pandemic.

When the building reopens on Monday, a thermal imaging camera will screen temperatures of visitors in the reception area. Papenfuse also expects guests to use hand sanitizer, wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing in the building.

The MLK City Government Center will be open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The treasurer’s office will be open on Wednesdays only. All visitors must enter the building from the front door at 10 N. 2nd St.

The drop box at the back of city hall may still be used for residents to drop off payments.

The Public Works Building, 1820 Paxton St., will be open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Public Records Center, on the 2nd floor of the Public Safety Building at 123 Walnut St., will continue its weekday hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If possible, visitors should schedule appointments and meetings before coming to city offices.

The MLK City Government Center is located at 10 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg. For more information, visit


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