City, LOPD to reopen lobbies Tuesday

The City of Lake Ozark will take a significant step toward returning to normal when it re-opens its lobby at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, with some restrictions.

City Administrator Dave Van Dee said the public will be allowed in the building three at a time to conduct business. Masks can be worn at the discretion of the individual.

City officials have taken precautions including sneeze shields and monitoring social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available as well. Anyone not comfortable with entering the building can make an appointment with the appropriate staff member. Utility payments and court fines can continue to be made at the drop box outside City Hall, or inside the building.

Regular office hours at City Hall are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Anyone who is ill or who has any of the COPVID-19 symptoms is encouraged to stay home and contact their physician or health department.

The city closed its offices to the public March 23 but continued to provide essential services with a staggered staff.

The Lake Ozark Police Department will open the lobby of the LOPD on Tuesday as well but will only allow one person in the lobby at a time. Fingerprinting services will still remain on hold until further notice. Police Chief Gary Launderville encourages people to call the LOPD instead of coming in person with any concerns or complaints.