OLEAN, NY — Starting Thursday, public access to the Olean Municipal Building will increase. 

The City Clerk’s office will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Appointments are necessary for other departments in the building. 

The Times Square entrance and the East State Street entrance closer to North Union Street will be open during these hours. All visitors are required to wear masks.

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“We started the process of opening last week and are ready to extend the hours,” Mayor William J. Aiello said. “Because of social distancing requirements and to protect our employees, we currently only have one window open in the City Clerk’s office. In addition, we established a protocol for foot traffic that includes floor markings as well as an entry-and-exit pattern that will allow for social distancing among the customers visiting the clerk’s office.

Aiello said the city will continue to add safety upgrades to the offices within the municipal building in preparation for a full re-opening in the near future.

“I want to thank our residents for their patience and resilience during this time as we cope and contend with the limitations that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed in our path,” Aiello said.  “It has been tough on all of us, but as summer approaches, the hope and optimism that Olean residents share is much more contagious than the virus.”

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