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City of Wilmington, DE

03/27/2020 | Press release | Archived content

Mayor Purzycki Says City Will Offer Telephone, On-Line, and Redding Building Lobby Drop-Box Service Only for the Public Beginning This Afternoon

Action will further protect the public and city employees from the threat of the coronavirus by reducing in-person interactions

Mayor Mike Purzycki announced today that beginning this afternoon, the public will only be able to conduct City business via the telephone, online, or by using a drop-box placed in the lobby of the Redding Government Building at 800 North French Street. As of today, and until further notice, the public cannot visit City offices in the Redding Building as well as the Municipal Complex on Wilmington Avenue in Southbridge.
The Mayor said this action is being taken to further protect the public and City employees by reducing in-person interactions until the coronavirus threat eases. As of this afternoon, Mayor Purzycki said the public will have several options for conducting business with City government, which include:

The Mayor said he appreciates the public's cooperation and understanding during this period and said he is hoping that the business of government and the lives of all City residents and business owners will return to normal as soon as possible. In the meantime, Mayor Purzycki said City government will remain open for business. He said essential services such as police, fire, water/sewer, and trash and recycling collections cannot and will not be interrupted. He thanked City employees for their efforts during this difficult period.
Mayor Purzycki said this new directive regarding limited public interaction does not apply to title searchers who conduct their work on the 4th floor of the Redding Building at the New Castle County Recorder of Deeds Office.

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John Rago
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