SPRINGFIELD – Secretary of State Jesse White’s office Tuesday announced it is in the process of examining days when the office can reopen, including driver services facilities that have been closed since mid-March.
According to spokesman Dave Druker, a memo has gone out to employees letting them know they are looking at potential opening dates. While nothing has been decided yet, Druker said the memo was to let people know there are plans to return in the not too distant future.
How to reopen the driver services facilities and keep people safe is one of the issues that must be resolved, Druker said. Employees will wear masks and dividers will be set up between the employees and the public as people see in retail outlets.
Additionally, floor markers will be placed to show where customers should stand to maintain proper distancing. What hasn’t been determined is how to deal with potential crowds of people who may all show up at once expecting service.
People could be asked to make appointments or there could be limits placed on the number of people allowed inside a facility at one time.
The department has already reopened three facilities for commercial drivers.