Tuesday June 1st

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For Immediate Release: May 20th, 2021


Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri and Rome Mayor Jackie Izzo today announced, after conversations with fellow local officials and public health officials, Utica and Rome City Halls, as well as senior centers in both respective cities, will be open to the public beginning Tuesday June 1st.  

In regards to the reopening of senior centers, both Mayors have extensively engaged with health officials since last Fall as it involves the population most vulnerable to COVID-19.  In order for senior centers to reopen, each center must craft reopening safety plans and implement appropriate measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  The reopening safety plans from each respective senior center must be approved by the Oneida County Department of Health prior to the senior center reopening.    

Residents are encouraged to call the respective senior center they attend to learn more about days/hours of operation and what programming will be available to them.  

While City Hall and Senior Centers will be open to the public, public health guidelines such as wearing a face covering and social distancing are required.

Mayor Palmieri stated, “The reopening of City Hall and our senior centers is yet another positive step in our community responsibly resuming the quality of life activities and everyday amenities we enjoy.  I thank Mayor Izzo for her continued partnership as we will continue to work together, and in coordination with other public officials, to promote the health and safety of our residents.”

Mayor Izzo stated, “Our seniors have long awaited the reopening of their senior centers and we could not be more thrilled that the centers will soon return providing a safe environment which nurtures vital senior activities like exercise, meal programs, activities and most importantly opportunities to socialize in a healthy setting. Our city departments have not missed a beat providing services during this pandemic. We are pleased to reopen our government facilities with proper virus mitigation protocols in place. I would like to thank Mayor Palmieri for his wonderful partnership throughout this public health emergency and our partnership will continue as we bring our cities back to a full sense of normalcy.”