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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Suffolk City Council Chamber Seating Limitations Due to COVID-19 Positivity Rate Upswing

Due to the recent increase in the positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in the City of Suffolk, starting today, Wednesday, January 5, 2022, public meetings held in City Council Chamber will have seating limitations due to the need to social distance individuals attending the meetings. These meetings include City Council Meetings, Planning Commission Meetings, and Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings along with other public meetings.


Parties interested in attending the City Council Work Session or City Council Meeting scheduled for today, Wednesday, January 5, 2022, should arrive at City Hall as early as possible due to less available seating due to social distancing requirements.  Members of City Council and City Staff that will be in attendance will also adhere to all social distancing recommendations.  The Suffolk City Council Work Session will begin at 4 p.m. with the City Council Meeting to follow at 6 p.m. 


There will be social distanced overflow seating in the main lobby of Suffolk City Hall with a live feed of the meeting displayed on the monitors in the lobby. Attendees will still have the ability to participate in public hearings and public comment portions as per usual meeting procedures. 


Additionally, in keeping with the CDC recommendations, face coverings are requested for this public indoor setting to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

The meeting will be aired live on the Suffolk Municipal Channel (Spectrum Channel 190) and live streamed at as well as on the City’s YouTube Channel found at so that the public is aware of all actions taken.  

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