Mayor Announces Updates To City’s Reopening Plan

Buildings will open to the public on July 6th.







Photo from City of Frederick government site


Frederick, MD (KB) Frederick City Mayor Michael O’Connor discussed the city’s reopening plan on WFMD’s Morning News Express.

“We’re talking about it as a phased reopening to allow our staff and, when it comes to public meetings, our communications staff and AV crew that has to get those meetings out to the public, to be able to incrementally implement, as we’re able to, any of the things that we did during the pandemic that we want to retain,” said O’Connor.

O’Connor said buildings will reopen on July 6th, in the middle of summer.

“Things get a little bit quieter in the summertime so the timing, in some respects, is good in that regard,” he said.

He said public meetings will resume with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen in July.

Other city boards and commission meetings will return in August.

“I think the phased reopening is a sensible way to gage what we can hold onto and to work through any kinks,” said O’Connor. “We didn’t want to just flip the switch and go back to the way it was pre-pandemic because I do think we’ve had some benefits as a result of this, so we want to try to evaluate and retain to the best of what those were.”