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Granite Shoals City Hall reopened its doors to the public on Monday, Aug. 31. The building has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although city business continued via phone, mail, and online.

“It’s business as usual,” City Manager Jeff Looney said Aug. 31, inviting residents to “come in, take care of your business, and do what you need to do.”

The building closed March 25 after Burnet County Judge James Oakley issued a stay-home order. It remained closed following a statewide stay-home order by Gov. Greg Abbott on April 2 to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

As schools, businesses, and offices reopened with safety precautions, Looney decided it was time to allow in-person business at City Hall. Visitors must wear a face covering, and sanitizing stations are set up inside.

Located at 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road, City Hall is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday except on certain holidays, including Labor Day on Sept. 7.