City of Menifee press release:
MENIFEE – As Riverside County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, the City of Menifee will transition to virtual and phone-only service during a temporary closure of City Hall and other facilities from from Wednesday 12 January. are scheduled to reopen on Monday, January 31.
During the temporary closure, City Hall will continue to be open virtually through the “Zero Stop Shop”, which provides online resources for many City departments. Customer service representatives will be available by phone Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 951-672-6777. The Menifee Police Department will continue to be available by phone at 951-723-1500.
“City staff have worked diligently to develop and maintain our virtual city hall, which eliminates the need for a physical visit to our facilities,” said Menifee City Manager Armando Villa. “We encourage residents, businesses and the development community to take advantage of these resources where possible.”
The Seniors Meal Program provided by the Community Services Department will temporarily revert to a drive-thru format from Wednesday. Classes and recreational activities will also be postponed during the temporary closure.
Public meetings will continue to be open to in-person attendance, but attendees will be required to do a temperature check and wear a mask when inside. Appointments will be set up to allow social distancing and can also be viewed remotely via the City’s Youtube channel.
“The City remains committed to maintaining continuity of service while ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our residents and employees,” said Menifee Mayor Bill Zimmerman. “We appreciate the community’s understanding as we work together to weather the latest post-holiday surge of COVID-19.”
In addition to the temporary closure of City facilities, several internal measures are also in place to maintain employee safety, including:
— Launched a 50% remote staffing plan to help maximize social distancing.
— Require all internal meetings to be held virtually.
— Ensure reinforced daily cleaning of the facilities.
— Ensure ability to provide weekly OSHA compliant testing for City staff as needed.
— Continue to notify employees that N95 masks are available and maintain supplies of masks and sanitizers.
The City will continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation and its operational impacts, and will make additional adjustments as necessary. For more information, please visit the city’s website at www.cityofmenifee.us/