Covington city officials have released a statement regarding the pandemic and the effect it’s had on city operations. It reads, in part, “The health and welfare of city staff and residents is of the utmost concern for city leaders at this critical time. Due to office space size, city leaders determined that offices be limited to one employee per department, per day, to reduce the risk of exposing employees to the virus. Currently, employees are continuing their duties remotely as best as possible and will continue to do so until COVID-19 numbers decrease and we’re able to safely allow them to return to their city offices. Efforts are also underway using CARES funds to retrofit the first floor of city hall for improved citizen services as we work to get through this difficult time and improve our walk-in services.
We understand that these guidelines have put a strain on all city services and we appreciate your patience as we’ve attempted to meet state regulations while, at the same time, provide the high level of service to our residents and businesses as they have come to enjoy in the past.”