Dover closes city offices due to positive COVID-19 tests

DOVER — City of Dover officials have closed all city offices to the public due to a couple of positive COVID-19 tests among some internal staff and their family members.

The city offices closed Thursday and are expected to remain closed for two weeks.

“We have had a couple of positive tests with some internal staff and their family members,” said Kay Sass, emergency management coordinator for the city. “In order to prevent from not being able to continue offering all of our services to our constituents, we are being proactive by staggering staff, having a company come in to mist all surfaces and limit any additional exposure.

“We want to limit any exposure to the public, so it is just in everyone’s best interest to close until the proper quarantine/isolation and cleaning is completed.”

Business will still be conducted via email and phone, and the city’s drive-thru services at 5 E. Reed St. will also remain open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

The city asks that individuals contact the department they are trying to reach by phone (numbers listed on the city’s website) or email and leave voicemails if necessary.

Below is contact information for each department. The city asks that individuals email or leave voicemails if necessary.

City Manager’s Office

City Clerk’s Office

Code Enforcement

Fire Department
Call dispatch at number provided

Fire Marshal

Mayor’s Office

Non-Emergency Police
Call police nonemergency number

Park and Recreation

Planning Department

Business Licenses and Permits

Public Works & Waste Water


Tax Office

Utility Payment Questions

For utility emergencies, electric, water, wastewater – Contact Dispatch at 736-7086
This number is available 24/7.

Helpful Coronavirus links

Delaware Division of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC: What to do if You Are Sick
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
AP News Coronavirus Coverage
Reopening Delaware: Resources for Businesses
Delaware Phase 2 guidance

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