Wichita announces schedule for reopening city services

May 22, 2020 - 5:15 am
Wichita announces schedule for reopening city services

The City of Wichita is starting to reopen some buildings and services for citizens as it continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple held a news conference Thursday morning to provide updates. Whipple said they are taking a measured approach to reopening City Hall and made a point of saying that they are following state and CDC guidelines.

Masks will be required in all city facilities.  All city golf courses will open May 23rd.  City Hall, all public libraries (except Linwood,) and the municipal court will open May 26th.  CityArts, dog parks, Linwood branch library, neighborhood resource centers, park facilities, rentals and playgrounds will open June 1st followed by Cowtown on June 2nd.  Century II is scheduled to reopen on June 15th and the Mid America All Indian Center will open on the 16th.  The Wichita Art Museum will reopen on June 23rd. 

The dates are all subject to change depending on the status of the coronavirus in Wichita. The city says it will post updates on Wichita.gov/coronavirus.

When the municipal courts reopen Court Administrator Nathan Emmorey joined the mayor to emphasize one important point.

“One thing that’s really important to know and understand is that every court date has changed because of this crisis and because of changes in our documents,” he said. “Every court date that had been scheduled in the past, and in the future has changed to fit new docketing structures.”

Emmorey said residents should visit Wichita.gov/court and use the docket search tool to find their new court date. For additional information regarding a case, residents may also call the Clerk’s office at (316) 268-4611 or the Probation office at (316) 268-4582.

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