'Adapted at a speed previously unknown to government.' - Rockland begins Phase 3 Tuesday
After three months of working at half-capacity, county governments are welcoming back many of their employees under Phase 3 of reopening.
A digital temperature scanner is now one of the many changes people can expect to see inside county government buildings.
"We have implemented change on a massive scale. We moved desks, installed barriers, posted more signs than ever seen and overall adapted at a speed previously unknown to government," says Rockland County Executive Ed Day.
Every single person entering Rockland County buildings will be screened for COVID-19, required to wear a mask and have their temperature checked. Anyone with a 100.4 temperature won't be allowed in.
There will also be 6-foot interval markers throughout the building and elevators will be limited to 50% capacity, as well as extra cleaning of common areas and surfaces.
"With specific detail to frequently touched surfaces: doorknobs, handrails, elevator buttons, interior wall surfaces, exit doors, transaction counters, water fountains and alike," says Day.
Other things reopening Tuesday include Department of Motor Vehicles offices, which are by appointment only.
Also reopening are nail salons, tanning, tattoo parlors, waxing, indoor dining, massage parlors and spas.
"We have come so far together. We have made progress, and we will continue to do so," says Day.